Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Southern African Transport Conference 7-10 July 2014 "Leading Transport into the Future", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
The concept of compensating existing public transport operators for the detrimental impact
of the roll-out of large-scale, publicly funded IPTNs on their businesses is valid. However,
the general approach to compensation adopted by South Africa to date is not financially
viable and has serious implications for future developments. Different compensation
models that look to align operators’ success, financial and otherwise, with that of the new
system they are incorporated into, must be considered and adopted going forward to
ensure the sustainability of the country’s public transport transformation programme.