RTA runs ferry cruises to The World Islands to mark Public Transport Day

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Source:  www.rta.ae

As part of events marking the Public Transport Day on the 1st of November 2014, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is rolling out a hose host of events relating to the marine transit modes during the Public Transport Week.

These events included scheduled cruises on board the Dubai Ferry bound to the World Islands, in addition to a series of traditional events at Al Ghubaiba Station.

Hussain Khansaheb, Director of Marine Transport, RTA Public Transport Agency and Director of the Public Transport Day event, said: “Through staging this event for the fifth year running, we are seeking to bolster the role of the Dubai Emirate in supporting efforts aimed at improving the environment, achieving sustainable development, and encouraging the people to use public transport means in general and marine transit modes in particular. This could be achieved through increasing public transport ridership, and introducing riders to the modern means launched by the RTA, which not only offer mobility but also add the pleasure of enjoying a scenic view of the Dubai Emirate from the beach.

“Events of the Public Transport Week were kick started by running scheduled journeys aboard the Dubai Ferry from Ghubaiba Marine Transport Station to the World Islands project in order to acquaint the public with this vital project which will redefine quality marine projects worldwide. The trip lasts for one-and-a-half hour and starts at 5 pm and the normal fee is 50 dirham in the silver class, and 75 dirham in the gold class on 26 and 28 October as well as 1st of November 2014,” he continued.

Explaining marine transport events launched during the Public Transport Week events, Khansaheb said that a host of diverse heritage events were being held at Ghubaiba Station; a model of integrated public transport modes (metro, buses, water transport) where a cocktail of events were held with the objective of stimulating the public attention to the event. More info