Dubai authorities have received a new delivery of buses, some of the 626 public buses on order as part of a plan to boost their number to 1,200 by year end.
The new buses include standard, articulated and double-decker profiles and they have all been outfitted to accommodate people with special needs.
Essa Abdul Rahman Al Dossari, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Transport Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said: “This step is part of an integrated strategic plan developed by the RTA to upgrade mass transit means in the emirate and attract more passengers with a view to reduce traffic bottlenecks.
“By providing highly developed, top-quality and cost-effective buses with wide geographical coverage, RTA is aiming to step up the percentage of trips made by mass transport means to 30 per cent by 2020. The RTA is also striving to achieve integration between public transport means including public transport buses, Dubai Metro and marine transport,” he added.
The new buses are fitted with sophisticated technology, such as voice announcement of the next stop and a statistical system to count passengers and automatically detect demand on various bus routes. On-board GPS is also linked with the control centre at the agency.
RTA receives new buses