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Government plans to cut train funding to bail out failing e-tolls

9 July 2019 4:50 PM
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Transport economist Dr Joachim Vermoote says the government needs to reprioritise its projects.

It is reported that the Department of Transport is planning to divert R2bn meant for the improvement of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) rail systems.

The diverted money will be used used to bail out the South African National Roads Agency's failing e-toll system.

Joanne Joseph speaks to transport economist Joachim Vermooten about the proposed bill.

We need to ensure that Prasa becomes a successful SOE [state-owned enterprise] and it would be preferable to look at our source of funding.

Dr Joachim Vermooten, Transport economist

RELATED: Cosatu wants Ramaphosa to take action against Mboweni over e-toll tweets

The government has many projects and they have to reconsider what are the priorities.

Dr Joachim Vermooten, Transport economist

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : Government plans to cut train funding to bail out failing e-tolls


9 July 2019 4:50 PM
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PRASA
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Etolls go live
Prasa board

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