Public Transport Savings

Yesterday I wrote about my trip in and out of Johannesburg using Metro Buses.

The total cost of the trip was R28 for a 20km journey. If you can’t do the maths, that works out to R1.40/km.

After having to fill out a lengthy form, I found that my car costs are R2.87/km according to the AA of South Africa.

That’s double the price of the Metro Bus!
One also has to add the cost of the car and any tolls that might be added when you drive.

Suddenly it makes sense to me.

The only problem is the timing. one is stuck int he timing of the buses as they go from point to point. A simple solution would be to have more buses and more routes, but that would increase the price. It’s a tough call for the people in charge.

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