By Lily B. Libo-on www.khaleejtimes.com
The exclusive public bus and taxi lane will improve public buses’ punctuality and shorten the time taken by taxis to reach customers.
To improve bus and taxi services, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) plans to have dedicated lanes while the bus route surveillance system will track down private vehicles that stray on these lanes.
Mattar Al Tayer, RTA board Chairman and Executive Director, said the exclusive public bus and taxi lane will improve public buses’ punctuality and shorten the time taken by taxis to reach customers. They will also reduce operational costs, minimise emissions and employ the best international practices for running a public transport system
Al Tayer also said the RTA and Dubai Police will study the trial run of the “pool vehicles” project on Shaikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road meant to encourage people to share a vehicle to reduce traffic congestion on Dubai’s streets.
At a meeting held on Wednesday with Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, RTA and Dubai Police set up a team headed by Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin, Assistant Commander of Dubai Police for Operation Affairs. The other team members are Engineer Maitha bint Udai, CEO of RTA Traffic and Roads Agency, and RTA and Dubai Police officials.
The panel will appoint a consultant to suggest how to manage traffic accidents and make the accident management plan world-class. More info