The GO!Durban activation bus has been launched which provides a mobile promotional and information platform to engage with communities, schools and public forums from meetings to events to disseminate information about the project.
The bus was launched at the ETA by His Worship The Mayor Cllr James Nxumalo and Head of ETA Mr Thami Manyathi. “As GO!Durban will have a significant impact on every single one of our citizens, we wish to extend our communication into the heart of as many communities as we can” said Cllr Nxumalo, “While we will have an information centre at our project office in Morningside, and we have numerous engagements planned with stakeholders, we want to be able to speak to as many people as we can, to inform them about the project, to help them understand the benefits of the new system, and to get them excited about their future, living in the city. This activation bus will mean that we are mobile, and accessible to an optimum number of the people in the city.”
The vehicle was used for transport between the Airport and Moses Mabhida Stadium for the World Cup and has been customised to provide information screens, a Muvo Card machine and mobile PA system for interactive and experiential promotions in all environments. The Bus will activate information days to communities and schools prior to the roll out of the GO!Durban system.
Visit or Facebook page for regular updates on the location of the bus. www.facebook.com/GoDurban
The first ever annual GO!Durban Race Day saw City Manager Sbu Sithole and ETA Management, stakeholders such as PRASA and ETA staff participate in a race that used all of Durban’s existing public transport.
The participants went on various types of transport including taxi, train, bus and bike along a route that started at the Durban Central Station. The route, on one of the hottest days in Durban’s summer included taking a train to Kwa Mashu, taxis to Bridge City and Pinetown and buses which travelled down to Warwick Avenue, The Workshop, Durban beachfront and ended at People’s Park at Moses Mabhida Stadium. The race consisted of stops, selected destinations, tasks, activities and challenges along the route. The aim of the interactive day was to give city leaders, stakeholders and the GO!Durban staff a chance to experience the challenges of using different modes of public transport, that Durban residents currently use.
For more photos and information on the Race Day please visit our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/GoDurban
By 2030, the eThekwini Municipality will be Africa’s most caring and liveable city – and today’s GO!Durban launch has brought us all one step closer to realising this dream.
GO!Durban is an integrated rapid public transport network designed to provide all Durban commuters with a reliable, safe and organised transport service. Through rail, bus and non-motorised transport the GO!Durban project will upgrade the current transport system and develop a world-class city.
The Mayor Councillor James Nxumalo led the official speeches conveying his high hopes for the future of Durban. The launch has helped create an image of what the city can achieve through collaboration and passion. The GO!Durban project is a cooperation of different professionals working together to bring about a brighter future for all Durban citizens.