National Government through the Department of Transport (DoT) identified Rustenburg as one of the 13 cities in South Africa eligible for an RRT system.
Consulting team appointed as the successful bidder and conducted operational Feasibility Study.
Feasibility Study completed. Successful application was made to National Treasury and the DOT for funds based on operational feasibility.
Final designs complete. Construction begins on bus corridor A – north west corridor – June 2012
Corridor construction continues – station superstructures and depot design starts. Taxi Negotiation Forum was formed with affected associations in Phase 1 and 2. Phase 1A,B,C and Phase 2 operational planning refined.
Construction of first sections of BRT lanes, stations, depots complete. Buses delivered and training scheduled. Operating contracts negotiated and concluded. First phase of bus services introduced at the end of 2015 – 13 routes catering for 100,000 people
Phase 1A and 1C will see operations start – Tlhabane and the suburbs to Waterfall Mall. 7 BRT stations operating and 10 routes by the end of 2016. Construction on remainder of network continues. 80 buses operating.
Phases 1 B operations due to start to Boitekong, Ramochana, Freedom Park, Meriting, Paardekraal and Sunrise Park. 5 extra BRT stations and 3 routes. Central station due for completion. 70 extra buses in the network.
Phase 2 operations start – services extend up to Kanana – 4 additional routes added. 60 additional buses to be added to the services.