To celebrate the diverse cultures that work together in eThekwini’s transport department the ETA decided to dedicate Diversity Day to knowing more about each other. The day’s activities were based on Human Rights and their role in respecting one another regardless of race, religion, status, culture and more. Diversity is an important role in ETA’s structure and ensures that each individual is valued for their unique contribution to the team.
Construction for corridor C3 has started for the GO!Durban project and residents in the area can already see changes to the retaining wall on Beviss Road in front of Highway College. Further changes include the widening of the underpass on Beviss Road in preparation for the meridian Bus Rapid Transport lane.
In addition to these changes a new traffic light system is being installed at the intersection between Oppenheimer and Beviss road. These traffic lights became a necessity when the Principal of Highway College noted the high number of accidents in this area. These traffic lights aim to prevent any further incidents along this route.
The initial stage of the GO!Durban project is characterised by 4 corridors including rail. This phase is expected to be completed by 2018 and the network will accommodate:
Approximately 25% of the municipality’s total trunk public transport demand on road based IRPTN services
A further 40% by the trunk rail network as part of the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (PRASA) implementation plans
This approach ensures recognisable benefit to the maximum number of users in the shortest period of time for the given level of investment required. Of the 190km of road based trunk corridors, 60km are planned for the Phase 1.