Cape Town’s MyCiTi Bus team is preparing to celebrate yet another milestone, as it rolls out across the entire Peninsula.
At the end of May, the MyCiTi team will be celebrating the project’s birthday. It has now been two years since the Mother City’s integrated rapid transit system (IRT) started to transport Capetonians to and from their places of work, residence and play.
“It has been a very exciting two years, which has already seen more than 6million passenger trips completed. Our new medium-sized buses have been launched to operate in residential neighbourhoods, while our myconnect payment system has become more and more sophisticated. Later this year we will activate even more routes while a distance-based fare system will also come into operation,” said Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater.
As part of the MyCiTi birthday celebrations, a day of free bus trips will be offered to give all Capetonians the chance to try out the bus, especially those routes they don’t get to use during normal days.
During the rest of 2013, more routes will become operational on the Atlantic Seaboard, in Gardens and Vredehoek, out towards Dunoon and Milnerton, as well as towards the Metro South East area of Cape Town. Over the course of the project’s overall timeframe of 20 years, MyCiTi bus routes will be extended across the Peninsula.
Keep an eye out in your local newspapers and on the MyCiTi Facebook page and website for details on the Free Ride day.