Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has welcomed the court decision to delay the implementation of Gauteng e-toll system.
BUSA said in a statement the decision by the court provided an opportunity to review and revisit the approach to e-tolling and fully address the practical challenges surrounding the implementation of the system.
“It has been the view of BUSA that more time is needed to properly address the regulatory and cost implications of the e-toll system. BUSA hopes the time will be wisely used to engage constructively with key stakeholders on the concerns that have arisen around the implementation of e-tolling. In particular the cost of administering the e-toll scheme needs critical interrogation, as well as to explore supplementary funding models”.
BUSA added that further engagement by the Department of Transport and SANRAL was needed in order to ensure that the final arrangements are more broadly acceptable.