By Nashwan Attaa’ee www.zawya.com
The Director of Business Development, Public Transport Agency at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Mohammed Abu Baker Al Hashimi revealed that the Agency has launched on March 11 a new feeder bus service shuttling between Jebel Ali Metro Station and the southern part of the Jebel Ali Free Zone Area.
“The new Route (F54), will start off Jebel Ali Metro station at the southern part of the Jebel Ali Free Zone Area to serve workers and employees of JAFZA arriving at the said station; rendering the internal mobility within the Free Zone Area an effective, smooth and speedy exercise,” said Al Hashimi.
“RTA is keen on expanding and improving public transport network to keep pace with the urban expansion of Dubai Emirate. The feeder bus service of the Dubai Metro is one of the strategic initiatives and key pillars of integrating the public transport network in the Emirate beside raising the percentage of trips made by public transport modes through enticing all community segments to use them in their daily travels; which will have positive repercussions on spreading the culture of using mass transit modes in the community.
“Bus Route (F 54) starts from Jebel Ali Metro station and passes across about 30 companies & entities based in JAFZA such as Globelink West Star Shipping LLC, PharmaCare, John Crane Middle East, and Al Ras Steel Trading FZCO to eventually reach the southern part of JAFZA.