Amendments Proposed to National Land Transport Amendment Bill

Department of Transport

The transport department wants the National Land Transport Amendment Bill to be amended to allow cities such as Cape Town that have already concluded contracts to do so without having to qualify first.

The department provided responses to the transport committee on comments received on the bill.

The bill was tabled in parliament in April 2016.

It seeks to, inter alia, provide for non-motorised and accessible transport, bring the act up to date with recent developments, provide for powers at the provincial level to conclude contracts for public transport services, expand the powers of the transport minister to make regulations and introduce safety measures and prescribe criteria and requirements for municipalities to enter into contracts for public transport services.

The department also suggested that the proposed new section 11(10) be amended to empower the transport minister to prescribe or direct the process of transition from the old order contracts to new contracts under subsection (8).

The committee is scheduled to deliberate on the amended bill on 20 February 2018.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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