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to define network standards (Meyer et al., 2005). Having uniform standards for the public transport network is especially beneficial to users, allowing them to travel seamlessly (Dodson et al., 2011). However, such a network needs to be designed and managed as an integrated network, not as isolated modes of transport, which is currently the case in South Africa (Walters, 2011). What makes transport a priority for rationalising functions, particularly in South Africa, is that transport accounts for significant costs in household and business transactions (NPC, 2011). Fur- thermore, the spatial dislocations inherited from the apartheid era mean that the costs fall dispro- portionately on black and poor households. A more efficient transport system can translate into reduced household costs and reduced costs of doing business in the country, as well as contribute towards improved social inclusion (NPC, 2011). This study aims to identify the most appropriate model for assigning the transport functions and the associated resource implications. Sphere of government Overall structure and strategic role National National Department of Transport: Formulating national transport policy and legislation; monitoring transport policy; and overseeing its agencies. National Department of Transport agencies/entities: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA): Planning, managing and providing passenger rail services and associated infrastructure, as well as state-owned long-distance bus services. South African Roads Agency Limited: Planning, managing and providing national roads and associated infrastructure. Road Traffic Management Corporation: Implementing transport policy relating to road traffic safety. Road Traffic Infringement Agency: Implementing transport policy relating to the administration of road traffic infringements. Road Accident Fund: Administering the fund to compensate victims of road traffic accidents. Railway Safety Regulator: Regulating railway safety for both passenger and freight transport. Cross-Border Road Transport Agency: Implementing transport policy relating to cross-border passenger and freight transport. Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA): Planning and managing of state-owned airports. Ports Regulator of South Africa: Implementing transport policy in respect of regulation of sea port operations. Air Traffic and Navigational Services: Planning and providing air traffic navigational services. South African Maritime Safety Authority: Implementing transport policy relating to maritime safety. South African Civil Aviation Authority: Implementing transport policy relating to the regulation and management of aviation safety. Department of Public Enterprises: Managing state-owned enterprises Table 85: Transport functions for three spheres of government in the NLTA
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