Transportation is an integral part of the development of any country. Against the backdrop of rapid urbanisation and lack of resources, African countries face an uphill battle to find viable transport solutions to tackle some general and local challenges. In South Africa, there have been considerable investments in transport, and there will continue to be. However, although necessary, most of these investments require enormous amounts of time and money. Certain transport management measures may be used to get the best out of the current infrastructure and systems that are already in place. Several of these measures are investigated in this paper and it was concluded that better transport management can help transportation operate more efficiently and also provide support for future infrastructure.
Papers presented at the 36th Southern African Transport Conference, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa on 10-13 July 2017.