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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that its Public Transport Agency has achieved a Bus Operation Rate as high as 89% during the first half of this year, serving 66,500,269 riders during this period.
Adel Mohammed Shakri, Director of Transportation Systems, RTA Public Transport Agency, said: “This project is part of RTA’s efforts to enhance the Smart Dubai initiative, and acts as an additional new channel for providing information about bus arrival and departure timetables,” adding that such a service is in use in some European countries and the USA, but saw its debut in the Middle East in Dubai in 2009.
Dubai will allow the private sector to offer services in various fields that include ambulance services, public transport buses and abras, according to a resolution issued yesterday. The resolutions are expected to boost the transport sector in the city and open up new investment avenues for the private sector.