DRIVING PUBLIC TRANSPORT FORWARD
TRT – Tshwane Rapid Transit (Pty) Ltd is a corporate legal entity in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, as amended, responsible for rapid bus services within the City of Tshwane and surrounding areas. It is a government initiative aimed at transforming public transport and dramatically improve commuters’ experience of mobility.
The principal way in which the TRT seeks to transform road-based public transport services is through a concept known as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). BRT is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast, comfortable, and cost-effective urban mobility through the use of segregated right-of-way infrastructure, rapid and frequent operations, and excellence customer service.
The shareholders of TRT are taxi and bus operators, on routes serviced by private buses and taxis, known as Affected Operators, through shareholding equivalent to their market share. TRT is managed as an independent corporate entity.
A corporate governance structure has been established as an interim arrangement for the daily operations of TRT until handover to the Affected Operators. It has its own independent board, management team and staff. Its plan is to provide the public with services that are pleasantly efficient and commercially viable for the benefit of the Affected Operators.
The running of the company is based on a concession agreement with the City of Tshwane, and it is governed by standard operating procedures designed by the City.
The City of Tshwane is responsible for fee collection, the monitoring of services, and for tracking TRT’s performance.
TRT buses are owned and managed by the company.
To operate an effective, commercially viable and functional bus operating company.
To represent the Affected Operators' interests in the provision of an effective Bus Operating Service.
To provide a pleasantly efficient public transport experience to the residents of the City of Tshwane.
To manage the ancillary services to secure the sustainability of the business model.
To render a safe, affordable and reliable bus operating service to the residents of Tshwane and surrounding areas.
To improve the socio-economic conditions and quality of life of all Tshwane residents
To offer a better level of service, as part of an integrated public transport system.