Roads and Transport All spheres have some responsibility

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Roads and Transport • All spheres have some responsibility for: – Roads – Public

Roads and Transport • All spheres have some responsibility for: – Roads – Public transport – Traffic Management and safety • Commuter rail – a national responsibility • National implements through agencies – South African National Roads Agency – South Africa Rail Commuter Corporation – Road Traffic Management Corporation

Roads Network • Proclaimed road network =532 000 km – 63 63 km or

Roads Network • Proclaimed road network =532 000 km – 63 63 km or 16, 2 % paved – Provincial roads – 348, 527 km (>80 not paved) – Gauteng - 46% paved roads and most traffic congestion

Roads Expenditure • Spending on roads – A total of R 11, 6 billion

Roads Expenditure • Spending on roads – A total of R 11, 6 billion spent between 99/00 and 2001/02 on provincial and national roads – Provinces account for strong growth 28% from R 2, 3 b to R 3, 7 b in 01/02 – Roads account for 3, 1% of prov budgets – Provinces budget rise from R 4, 7 b in 02/03 to R 6, 2 b in 2005/06 - average 9, 5%

Roads Expenditure • Provinces prioritise maintenance – Its share increase to 60% in 2003/04

Roads Expenditure • Provinces prioritise maintenance – Its share increase to 60% in 2003/04 – 40% on construction and upgrading – Provinces prioritise paved roads • Transfers to SANRA rise to R 1, 3 b in 05/06 • Municipalities budget R 1, 8 b in 2002/03 – Metros account for 50%

Road and Rail Expenditure • R 435 m spent by SANRAL for poverty projects

Road and Rail Expenditure • R 435 m spent by SANRAL for poverty projects in roads between 99/00 -2002/03 • Local Government roads budget R 1, 8 bn – Metros R 892 m • National transfer to SARCC for rail infrastructure – To rehabilitate existing rail infrastructure – Govt spent R 1, 2 bn between 2001/02 and 2002/03 – Additional R 2 bn for rail over the MTEF

Public Transport • National Transport provides for transport Subsidies – take 60% of its

Public Transport • National Transport provides for transport Subsidies – take 60% of its budget • Rail and bus subsidies increase from R 2, 9 bn in 1999/00 to R 3, 4 bn in 2003/04 • Bus subsidies account for 53% (R 1, 7 bn) • Province budget for transport increase from R 896 m in 02/03 to R 982 m 05/06 • Provinces provide for additional subsidies, and capacity for transport planning and regulation of taxi industry

Road Traffic and Safety • Provinces project to spent R 882 m on traffic

Road Traffic and Safety • Provinces project to spent R 882 m on traffic mgt in 03/04 – rises to about R 1 bn 05/06 • Arrive Alive is national programme funded by Road Accident fund • R 200 m spent on Arrive Alive from 1997 to 2002, over 50% was spent in Gauteng • Provinces invest in upgrading vehicle and driver testing centers • Safety on roads still a major challenge