The City of Cape Town Transport
The implementation of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems in the city of Cape Town
The implementation of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems in South Africa’s major cities is a core element of the National Public Transport Strategy and action plan.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date started: 2015
Completion date: 2028
Client type: Infrastructure
The City of Cape Town has planned the rollout of the City Integrated Rapid Transit System in four different phases. Phase 1 is now complete and phase 2A will see the development of the Metro South East Corridor. It will provide access to affordable mass transportation for about 40 percent of the city’s population and has reached the detailed design and construction stage.
The City of Cape Town Transport requires the support of a professional project management team to develop, maintain and manage the overall implementation programme, related budget and cash flow forecasts for the ongoing rollout of the City’s Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) programme.
The team is also required to guide and coordinate the complex, interrelated work streams and City-appointed professional teams to deliver on the programmed rollout objectives.
We have been appointed to manage the overall programme rollout for the development and commissioning of the IRT system, which includes:
- Systems planning
- Financial planning and monitoring
- Infrastructure implementation monitoring
- Regular reviews and reporting on progress
We will ensure the delivery of the project objectives, which include:
- Information sharing and knowledge transfer
- Day-to-day project controls
- Dashboard reporting and performance measurement
- Funding applications to national entities such as Department of Transport and National Treasury, as well as international donor agencies
Making the difference
As an independent, international, privately-listed company, we are uniquely placed to look after the client’s interests throughout the project by simultaneously providing access to local skills and global best practice.
We recognise that project success depends on effective knowledge management and the ability to provide an external interface to maintain project momentum, alleviating ‘project fatigue’ that often occurs in long running projects.
Our team is led by senior project management professionals and understands the importance of managing complex stakeholder relationships at local and national level. This enables us to facilitate delivery of the largest project ever undertaken by the City of Cape Town.