In 2007 the South African National Department of Transport commissioned the construction of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Networks in major metros. However, due to increased cost and dependence on subsidies, there have been questions about the need for and sustainability of BRT networks. This paper presents the scheduling of minibus taxi routes as an alternative solution to providing better public transport service. The investigation focussed on the Hammanskraal-Pretoria_CBD minibus taxi route in Tshwane. Scheduling resulted in shorter passenger waiting times, higher average daily trips per vehicle and reduced fleet size. This means a more reliable and efficient service can be provided without the cost of purchasing new vehicles and infrastructure upgrades related to BRT networks
Papers Presented at the 2018 37th Southern African Transport Conference 9-12 July 2018 Pretoria, South Africa. Theme "Towards a desired transport future: safe, sufficient and affordable".