RTA updates Wojhati app to serve users of Dubai Tram, nearby transit means

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Source:  www.rta.ae

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to release a new update of the Journey Planner (Wojhati) in concurrence with the launch of the Dubai Tram on 11.11.2014 in implementation of the trends of Dubai Government, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world within three years.

The move also comes in support of the Smart Dubai initiative, and the commitment to the objectives of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Program.

Detailing the move, Adel Shakri, Director of Transportation Systems, RTA Public Transport Agency, said: “The Dubai Tram project is a vital achievement and a great addition to the public transport systems which ought to be integrated in the smart services network featuring Wojhati app which will substantially contribute to serving users once the service is launched on November 11th. The new update relates to feeding all necessary information to the system, which will offer public transport users access to various information relating to public transport means in the area, and display the arrival times of those modes along with relevant stations.

This is particularly important as there will be 11 bus stops and 5 new lines to serve the 11 tram stations. As the new app has a feature to pinpoint the location of the customer automatically, it will be easy to have access and use the tram, and the rider can select the best option for arriving to the intended destination using the tram and public transit means in the area.

“Winning the category of the Best Service via Smart Phones under the inaugural edition of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Award, gave us a great boost and impetus to galvanize our efforts to upgrade the app in keeping with the needs and expectations of residents and tourists of the Dubai Emirate. Since the number of Wojhati users has topped 147 thousand users since the launch of the service, this popular service would contribute to realizing the strategic goals of the RTA, especially the third goal which relates to Peoples Happiness,” said Shakri in a final comment. More info