Lurching towards formalisation

Show simple item record Venter, C.J. (Christoffel Jacobus) 2016-07-22T08:06:21Z 2016-07-22T08:06:21Z 2016-06
dc.description This article is an extract from Venter’s article titled ‘The lurch towards formalisation: Lessons from the implementation of BRT in Johannesburg, South Africa’. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The system design and organisational arrangements drew heavily on precedents from South America, especially insofar as BRT (bus rapid transit) is used as an instrument for securing the transformation and formalisation of a fragmented and problematic informal public transport industry. Despite the inevitable transitional problems, the formalisation scheme appears to be generally successful - an outcome that surprised many analysts, following a long history of mistrust, resistance, and unsuccessful interventions between government and the minibus taxi industry. There are reasons for the successful transformation of participating taxi operators. The minibus taxi industry in South Africa has reached a state of stasis and maturity, with limited opportunities for further growth in its present form. BRT, as it is implemented locally, offers opportunities for reinvention - for moving on to a new potential growth trajectory - by overcoming the binding constraints of informality and by opening up new markets to operators. en_ZA
dc.description.department Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Venter, C 2016, 'Lurching towards formalisation', IMIESA, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 33. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0257-1978
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher 3SMedia en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 3SMedia. All Rights Reserved. en_ZA
dc.subject Taxi industry en_ZA
dc.subject Transport sector en_ZA
dc.subject City of Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.subject Bus rapid transit (BRT) en_ZA
dc.title Lurching towards formalisation en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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