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Liberty to promote electric buses in UAE

Liberty Automobiles has been appointed the exclusive dealer in the UAE for the world's first electric buses. The company, a leading General Motors dealer in the region, will represent the US-based DesignLine Corporation as it markets the new-concept green vehicles across the UAE. Two of the 100 per cent electric buses, known as the Eco-Smart I, are already in daily operation on Abu Dhabi's Sir Bani Yas Island.

Contractors restart work on Al Sufouh tram project

The consortium also includes UK based Serco and US based Parsons International. In June 2010, the consortium stopped work on the tram project due to irregular payments from the client, Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority Later in the year, the RTA said it was in negotiations with the consortium over the financing of the tram.

Al Sofouh / Sufouh Tram Project

The Al Sufouh Tram System will service between 180,000 and 220,000 commuters living in or near the Al Sufouh (or Al Sofouh / Al Safouh) area of Dubai.