Hopping Off

Car sales figures – who cares?

Mar 30, 2020No Comments

We should not allow ourselves to be distracted by irrelevant statistics when it comes to private motoring For several years we have been fed a

Will the next new word be “dryfskam”?

Mar 16, 2020No Comments

Stranded assets. Just transition. Sunset industry. Ten years ago these terms were almost unheard of. Now they are part of everyday conversation. A more recent

Prasa and the master plan

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

Now that the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is under administration, will this affect the various transport “master plans” out there? I don’t

Public transport needs lots of work

Feb 20, 2020No Comments

Vaughan Mostert wonders whether city councillors and municipal officials in Johannesburg and Durban have shares in the minibus-taxi industry – why else would they run

Take the trolley to table mountain!

Dec 04, 2019No Comments

Across the world, very few big metropoles have attempted to realise the full potential of trolleybuses – but Cape Town could show them the way

Greta and the professor

Nov 08, 2019No Comments

Over the years, through mismanagement and neglect, South Africa has allowed its public-transport services to waste away. So, what’s that got to do with Greta

Lessons from the Big Apple

Oct 04, 20191 Comment

Columnist Vaughan Mostert has been riding around on buses in both London and New York! He has some fascinating lessons to share from his experiences

Energy denial?

Sep 04, 2019No Comments

Worldwide, the net is slowly closing in on our wasteful use of energy. Three articles in the Business Day of June 18 underlined some realities

Let’s repeat the Mynah magic!

Aug 07, 2019No Comments

It seems our politicians will be using public transport in future. This is, however, not as simple as it sounds The Treasury has started cracking

Energy Lethargy?

Jul 02, 2019No Comments

South Africa’s recent general election proved that economical transport is not high on any political party’s agenda As part of South Africa’s sluggish response to