With the conclusion of the national transport strike, the MyCiTi buses are back on the road and the service is running at full capacity.
The four-week strike was resolved on Monday afternoon with a wage proposal being accepted, and the strike called off.
“This meant that the City of Cape Town was able to reactivate its MyCiTi buses on Tuesday morning 14 May 2013,” says Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater Councillor Brett Herron.
Due to the wage agreement being signed late on Monday afternoon, it was not clear how many drivers would report for work on Tuesday morning. Initial reports, however, seem to suggest that a full MyCiTi service was able to start this morning and all routes are operational.
“We are very happy to be back on the roads, as thousands of commuters were left stranded for weeks due to the national transport strike,” says Councillor Herron.
“The City again apologises to commuters who were left without access to public transport following the suspension of the MyCiTi service.”
Regular travellers on the airport bus who make use of the monthly paper ticket can continue to use their April 2013 monthly ticket until the end of May 2013.
For more information on the service, contact the City’s Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 (toll-free from a landline) or e-mail email@example.com