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Alderman Felicity Purchase started her political career in 1995 at the Fish Hoek Transitional Municipal Council and held the position of Deputy Mayor in the South Peninsula Municipality from 1996 to 2000. The establishment of the Unicity in 2000 incorporated all the previous administrations and Ald Purchase was awarded Aldermanship.
She has served as a member of the City’s Mayoral Committee in various roles since 2008, initially in the portfolio for Economic Development, Tourism and Property Management, then Chairperson of the South Peninsula Sub-Council, then Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport and Urban Development Authority, and currently as Member of the Mayoral Committee for Transport.
Acting Executive Director Gershwin Fortune has 19 years of relevant work experience, predominantly in local government.
Fortune has been involved in the Transport Directorate’s MyCiTi bus rapid transit (BRT) system since 2008 and has provided technical system planning, leadership and guidance towards the successful roll-out of the MyCiTi BRT project.
He has also worked as an urban transport specialist for the World Bank.
These are structures established by the City of Cape Town in terms of the National Land Transport Act (NLTA) of 2009.
The NLTA requires municipalities that are moving towards an integrated public transport agenda to establish a Land Transport Advisory Board (LTAB) and Intermodal Planning Committee (IPC) consisting of officials, decision-makers and representatives of rail operators, road-based public transport services, users, organised business, government and key state-owned enterprises.
These stakeholder structures' functions are to co-ordinate public transport between the modes to achieve the objectives of the NLTA. As part of its establishment, the City of Cape Town determined the necessity of both the LTAB and IPC along with its subcommittees to facilitate peer review and coordination on the strategic transport agenda. This has been derived from the Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan (CITP) and the Integrated Public Transport Network 2032 (IPTN).
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