Rea Vaya BRT was introduced in Johannesburg in 2007 as a fast, safe and affordable public transport system on a network of bus routes across the city.
Rea Vaya – “we are going” – provides City commuters with better public transport and contributes to a reduction of congestion on public roads, an improved environment and long-term economic growth through enterprise development and job creation. It will also contribute to higher levels of social inclusion within Johannesburg, promote densification and help to contain urban sprawl.
A crucial benefit of Rea Vaya is the reduction of Johannesburg transport carbon footprint. The modern fleet of buses are equipped with sophisticated systems and engineering to ensure carbon emissions are as low as possible.
The long-term plan is for the Rea Vaya routes to cover 330 kilometres bringing accessible public transport within easy reach of 80% of Johannesburg residents. Rea Vaya is a crucial link in the long-term plans to offer a seamless public transport network, combining buses, passenger rail, taxis and private vehicles.
Follow the link for more information about the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System.