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Cllr Roberto Quintas: Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility<h2 class="sectHeading">Vision statement​​​​​​​<br></h2> <span> <figure class="figure-credits right"> </figure></span> <span> <figure class="figure-credits right"> <img class="responsive" alt="placeholder" src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Inline%20Images/quintas_inline.jpg" /> <figcaption> <p> <b>Cllr Roberto Quintas</b><br>Urban Mobility<br></p> </figcaption> </figure> <div>Cllr Quintas’s focus is to improve mobility and movement across Cape Town. This can be achieved by creating an integrated public transport system where commuters can seamlessly transfer from one mode - be it rail, minibus-taxi, the MyCiTi bus service, e-hailing services or non-motorised transport - to another; to improve the reliability of our transport services; and, most importantly, to bring down the cost of transport for lower income households. </div> <div> <br> </div> <div><strong>Priorities for this term of office:</strong></div> <ul><li> Getting the N2 Express Service back on the road. This will be a major achievement as thousands of commuters from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha rely on the service to get to the Cape Town CBD.</li><li>Our passenger rail service must work - we will continue engaging with PRASA to improve the service, and will also be exploring alternatives. Passenger rail should be the backbone of public transport in Cape Town.</li><li>Closer cooperation between the City and the minibus-taxi industry, as this service has a critical role to play in the future roll-out of MyCiTi services between the Metro South-East, Wynberg and Claremont.</li><li>Phase 2A of the MyCiTi service: A total of R7,4 billion will be spent over the next five years to implement the service. The funds will be invested in the construction of new roads and stations from Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain to Wynberg and Claremont and the acquisition of new buses.</li><li>The basic business of transport remain a focus: to make sure our roads are well maintained, potholes repaired and stormwater infrastructure and retention ponds attended to where there are problems. These issues have a direct impact on residents, regardless of where they live.<br>  </li></ul> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Biography</h2> <div><p>Councillor Roberto Quintas also serves as Ward Councillor for Hout Bay and Llandudno. </p><p>Since 2016, he has served on the City's Safety and Social Services, Environment and Spatial Planning and Homelessness Agency committees.<br></p><p>Councillor Quintas has a background in marketing, communications and public relations with 12 years of experience, prior to joining Council. He holds a National Diploma in Advertising Management, as well as a Higher Diploma in Integrated Marketing Communications.<br></p><p>In 2017, he received a medal of honour from United Family and the United Nations Western Cape Secretary for Refugees, for his work in the refugee, asylum seeker and migrant space. He was also awarded the Cape Town Pride "Hometown Hero" award in 2020, for work in the LGBTQIA space.</p><p>Councillor Quintas serves on the Red Cross Hospital Facility Board, the Hout Bay Partnership Board, the Hout Bay Museum Board and on several City Improvement and Special Rating Area boards.</p></div> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Projects and departments</h2> <p>The Urban Mobility portfolio has an integral part to play in a more connected Cape Town that provides more options and more opportunities. An effective and efficient integrated public transport service, together with a road network that connects communities to opportunities as well as enables business to grow, are all part of the task at hand. Some of the projects are:</p> <ul><li>Maintenance of the current road network, public transport facilities and related infrastructure.</li><li>Building of new roads and bridges and the installation of underground stormwater infrastructure. This also includes the building of the MyCiTi Phase 2A road infrastructure.</li><li>Congestion alleviation projects such as Kommetjie Road in the far South all the way to Broadway Boulevard in the Somerset West area.</li><li>The short and long term planning of the City’s future transport network.</li><li>The management, operation and roll-out of MyCiTi services.</li><li>The 24/7 Transport Information Centre that provides information on all modes of scheduled public transport services within the municipal area. This centre handles on average 4 500+ calls per day.</li></ul> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Contact</h2> <h4>Cllr Roberto Quintas<br></h4> <p>Mayoral Committee Member: Urban Mobility<br></p> <p> <em>Telephone:<br><a>021 444 2319</a><br><br>Email:<br><a href="mailto:felicity.purchase@capetown.gov.za">roberto.quintas@capetown.gov.za</a></em></p></span>GP0|#e5550c60-860f-4a3a-8da1-d032fe661fdc;L0|#0e5550c60-860f-4a3a-8da1-d032fe661fdc|Transport;GTSet|#dc1a8a1b-0357-45bc-b768-7d9a89c8ef94;GPP|#f4549dd9-3a23-45c5-994b-69f9f60a7a69The Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility oversees the creation and maintenance of access to education, leisure and job opportunities within the transport sector. 0

 

 

 

 

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