Golden Arrow Resumes It's Bus Services
Golden Arrow Bus Service has announced that it will deploy more buses to assist commuters who have been affected by the ongoing taxi strike. This follows the closure of certain routes by the Western Cape Transport MEC following a deadlock in negotiations between rival taxi groups on Friday last week.
Golden Arrow Bus Service has announced that it will deploy more buses after commuters have once again found themselves having to make alternative transport arrangements following the closure of certain taxi routes by the province's Transport MEC, Daylin Mitchel, on Friday.
Mitchel made the announcement after a failed attempt in negotiations between rival taxi groups Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association (Cata) and Congress of Democratic Taxi Association (Codeta) who have been involved in a deadly feud over the Bellville/Paarl route for the past two weeks
Public Relations Manager at Golden Arrow, Bronwyn Dyke-Beyer, has said that they have deployed more buses in the affected routes and are now running at 100% capacity which translates to 1100 buses.
She also said that the bus service has added a 20-minute bus service there this morning and at the peak and that they will be monitoring that to see what the demand is.
Dyke-Beyer added that Golden Arrow has made the safety of drivers and passengers a non-negotiable in discussions with MEC Mitchell.
Security needs to be constant not just when things are looking bad. Law enforcement and police need to be involved not just when there is a visible crisis
The bus service had to reduce its services after one of its drivers was shot in the mouth on Monday last week amid the ongoing taxi strike. Dyke-Beyer also said that security issues are an ongoing concern that needs to be addressed and that law enforcement will maintain a strong presence along the affected routes.
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