Another step towards the implementation of an improved public transport system for George has been achieved with the opening of a public information office in York Street on 29 October 2013. The George Integrated Public Transport Network (GIPTN) is supported by all three tiers of government, being a joint initiative of provincial and local government, with the support of national government.
It will see the introduction of a scheduled bus system, for which the George Municipality will be responsible, and which will be operated by a company formed by members of the existing public transport operators. The new bus service – Go George – will offer residents and visitors a scheduled service that aims to be convenient, reliable, safe, accessible and affordable.
Planned to commence in 2014, services will operate 18 hours a day, seven days a week.
Launched in Transport Month, the new public information office in York Street will provide an opportunity for members of the public, representatives of civic organisations and others to come in and find out more about the new bus service, how it will work, the routes and stops, and other enquiries.
This Go-George information office will move to the information kiosk at the central inter-town terminus in Cradock Street once the terminus has been completed. The benefits include boosting the local economy, positioning George as an attractive place for investment and development, reducing traffic congestion and cutting carbon emissions. For more information visit: www.giptn.co.za