Deliveries to the Rea Vaya BRT operating company are to begin immediately. Rea Vaya manages bus routes totalling roughly 120 kilometres. The buses mainly serve townships outside Johannesburg that until recently were not connected with the city’s transport infrastructure.
"We’re very proud to support this project and the implementation of modern urban mobility with our buses.The fact that we were awarded the contract shows what a great reputation Mercedes-Benz buses have worldwide.More and more cities are implementing new public transport concepts to handle the growing need for mobility", says Hartmut Schick, Head of Daimler Buses.
Mercedes-Benz buses currently operate in BRT systems around the globe. For example, two Brazilian public transport companies recently added 80 Mercedes-Benz urban buses to their BRT fleets. And Mercedes-Benz’s buses now have a 70% market share in the BRT segment in Brazil. In Europe, Mercedes-Benz buses are operated on BRT lines in Nantes, France.And Istanbul, Turkey, also relies on "Quality made by Mercedes" for its BRT system. In Asia, a public transport company in the city-state of Singapore acquired a total of 800 Mercedes urban buses over the last two years for use in its BRT system. BRT vehicles operate on separate dedicated bus lanes; this speeds up mobility in big cities.