Should public transport be free? Reasons it may not be such a great idea…

Imagine getting ready for work, hopping into a cab to take you to the train station, riding to your work neighbourhood and then grabbing a bus ride to your office’s door and paying… nothing. Absolutely nothing. Sounds great, right? Well, maybe and maybe not. There are numerous arguments for and against public transport, and […]

By | 2018-08-27T07:30:48+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa, Traffic|

A shout out to the venture capitalists

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is hosting this year’s SAVCA Venture Capital Industry Forum the week after next at the swanky Sandton Convention Centre, and guess who’s on the menu? One of the chief case studies to be focused on on the night is GoMetro, which gets its own […]

By | 2018-08-27T07:27:04+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa, Talking Mobile|

Public transportation breaks the inequality cycle

The guys over at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in America are doing great work in terms of research for mobility and sustainable transportation – particularly looking at the public sector. What relevance can first world US graduates’ research have for us, you ask? Well, one of their latest research infographics focuses […]

By | 2018-07-24T07:45:33+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa, Talking Mobile, Traffic|

Amazon could change the state of our trains

Sometimes we think that part and parcel of living in a developing country is infrastructure and transport that isn’t always up to the same standard as first world stuff. But what if times they are a’changing?

Business Insider recently had a fascinating article about Amazon drone research and what it means for train maintenance. […]

By | 2018-07-24T07:47:58+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa|

Six reasons South Africa may not be ready for self driving cars

With Google and Uber’s self driving vehicles tearing up tracks for some time now and Daimler and BMW combining their car-sharing services DriveNow and Car2Go, it seems self driving cars are going ahead. Even VW is getting in on it now. But what about here in South Africa?

We love innovation, but self driving innovation […]

By | 2018-07-09T08:16:58+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Featured, Informative, South Africa|

A healthier commute: benefits you haven’t thought of

We know the basic reasons that cycling or walking to work can benefit you, like lower cholesterol levels, saving the environment and being able to fit into your skinny jeans. But old habits die hard and for many the idea of including exercise into the commute sounds inconvenient, late-making and sweaty. Yet these downsides […]

By | 2018-06-20T07:12:36+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Featured, Informative, Uncategorized|

‘Meaningful mobility’ and what it should mean

Happenings in Johannesburg on 4 June have led us to our new favourite buzzword: ‘meaningful mobility’.

It was said by during a presentation to South Africa’s Competition Commission leadership by transport analyst Paul Browning on the 4th as part of an official enquiry into the country’s land-based public passenger transport market, focussing on […]

By | 2018-06-14T13:36:33+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Informative, South Africa, Talking Mobile|

GoMetro’s CEO on Tunisia

Good morning GoMetropolitans!

In the interest of our international kick lately, exploring all the far-away places GoMetro is helping to improve transport-wise, we bring you a post today on Tunisia direct from our CEO Justin Coetzee.

Why Tunisia? Smaller than SA, Tunisia and Tunis in particular share many of the same issues South African transport and […]

By | 2018-06-14T13:33:55+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Featured, GoMetro News, Informative, Talking Mobile|