1. The operating costs are based on a very limited kerb side pre-pilot service with 6 operational buses initially. While this would have been palatable if scaled up to aPhase 1-like 40 and then 80 buses carrying over 20 000 average weekday passenger trips within 6 months to a year, this did not happen and hence the current scale of costs and ridership is unbalanced and unviable.
Despite 2 years of DoT appeals, the city has proven incapable of correcting this. Hence a final warning has been communicated to the city project team in March 2019 and they have 6 months to rebalance costs and revenues and move to viability.
2. a) Amount: R 50 million per annum
b) June 2020
c) To increase the City’s capacity