Dubai to get 30km of bus lanes next year

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By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

Dubai: In a massive expansion of the dedicated bus and taxi lanes network in Dubai, 30km of bus and taxi lanes will be added to some of the busiest areas in the city next year, Gulf News has learned.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has earmarked 10 routes inside Central Business Districts of the city as well as in some of the new developments.

The expansion comes following the success of the existing 10km of dedicated bus and taxi lanes, improving the efficiency of buses and saving considerable time for passengers.

“We have identified 50 locations across Dubai that could potentially have bus priority lanes out of which we have selected 10 for phase three, which will be completed in 2015,” said Yousuf Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency that operates buses and taxis. More info