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Gauteng approves GTA bill; to integrate public transport ticketing by 2020, South Africa [free access]

June 22, 2018

The cabinet of the Gauteng Provincial Government has approved the bill to establish the Gauteng Transport Authority (GTA), which will be an integrated authority supervising the different transport modes operating in Gauteng Province. The agency is expected to start operations by 2019, subject to approval from the legislature.


Further, the government has announced plans to launch a Europay, Mastercard, Visa (EMV) technology-based integrated public transport ticketing system in Gauteng by 2020. Commuters will be able to use a single EMV credit or debit card for fare payment on different public transport modes in Gauteng. 


Once the GTA is operational, it will be the central authority managing the integrated ticketing system.