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AReYengSowetanLive reports that on Wednesday the Tshwane Rapid Transit (TRT) management announced that A Re Yeng buses were back on the road following negotiations with taxi associations in the area.  

The suspension in the area for more than two weeks was due to disagreements with the taxi industry.  TRT CEO Sam Matebane said no agreement had been reached regarding the adjustment of bus fares as requested by the taxi industry.  "We are still in negotiations and have been provided with police escorts in the meantime," Matebane stated.  The Mamelodi Transport Solutions (Mantrans), which represents taxi associations in the area, had sent a letter to the TRT on 22 November requesting to have representation in the TRT board and to benefit from the bus service's revenue.  Mantrans co-ordinator Bonny Ndjishe, also confirmed that negotiations over bus fares were ongoing.  "We have nothing against [the] TRT as the taxi industry in Mamelodi.  We are very happy that people will have access to reliable transport," said Ndjishe.  On Wednesday, A Re Yeng buses could be seen dropping off commuters in the township.

  • Read Zoë Mahopo’s full report on this story at SowetanLive

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