The Union Urban Development Ministry has formulated ‘National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy’ to address the challenges of urbanisation. The policy framework aims to promote living close to mass urban transit corridors like the Metros, monorail and bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors.
Public transport confronts many challenges in South Africa. The majority of workers and the poor still live in displaced, dormitory townships distant from places of work and other amenities. As a result, the cost of mobility and time spent commuting between home and workplace is draining and difficult to sustain.