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Another Nine-Month Delay in Roll-Out of IPTS in Metro

OCTOBER 15, 2014
Another Nine-Month Delay in Roll-Out of IPTS in Metro

The roll-out of the Integrated Public Transport System (IPTS) Cleary Park-CBD service is now scheduled for September 1, 2016, according to a report to be presented to the Infrastructure, Engineering and Energy Committee on Friday.

The service was to have started at the beginning of next year.

With regard to technology and equipment required for the IPTS, the report states that negotiations with Volvo on the maintenance contract are in progress as are the repairs to broken windows and the cleaning of the existing fleet.

The report says that the municipality is “awaiting vehicle procurement plan, including supporting documentation from the operators,” while tender documents for the Automated Fare Collection system are “currently being reviewed by NMBM Finance and IT department for approval”.

It states that negotiations are also currently underway with regard to the communication infrastructure that is required, while the CCTV installation on the starter service routes is estimated at 95% complete.

With regard to the Cleary Park-CBD trunk route, the report says that this is 100% complete with the exception of the section over Standford Road/N2 pedestrian bridge, for which documentation and procurement is 60% complete and in progress.

The report says that the Port Elizabeth CBD terminus conceptual design is 40% complete but is on hold pending budget availability. No progress is reported on the PE CBD depot. - MetroMinutes.


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