Panel of Transport Experts on the Cards

Department of Transport

A Panel of Transport Experts is to be set up before the end of 2018.

The transport minister, Blade Nzimande, revealed this during a speech at the official launch of the 2018 October Transport Month in Benoni.

The minister added that the envisaged Panel will advise him on “strengthening the role of all the modes of transport in the social and economic development of our country”.

“It is important that we all work with these experts, supported by institutions of higher learning, research institutions and business, to solicit solutions in ensuring that we create an integrated and balanced transport sector”, he said.

The minister also emphasized that it was important that the transport department speed up finalization of the Single Transport Economic Regulator that will deal with regulatory and capacity shortcomings across all transport modes.

A Transport Innovation Conference is also planned for early next year.

Sabinet Cape Town Office