Contracts for buses signed with the Gauteng department of roads and transport will be reviewed, to improve the service provided to commuters. Transport MEC Ismail Vadi made the announcement on radio station Power FM on Friday. "We have 34 bus contracts in Gauteng. These have just been extended from 1994, periodically. We have extended them till March 2018. We have taken a clear policy decision that all these contracts are up for review and that process has already started …. There will be clear specification on the quality of buses‚" Vadi told reporters. His department has tasked the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to review the existing routes of all 34 contracts. The CSIR will also carry out field studies to get data on the number of people using bus services in Gauteng. This information will be used with the integrated transport plans of the municipalities. The department will also appoint an independent transaction facilitator, who will make sure the contra...

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