By Staff www.emirates247.com
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced a shuttle microbus called Al Freej, serving residents of remote areas or areas with a high demand.
The bus route is dubbed J01 and starts in Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), from where it travels to Al Barsha 1, 2 and 3 and up to the vicinity of Mall of the Emirates in a 12.2 km-long route, serving about 23,000 residents of these three districts of Al Barsha, said Adel Shakri, Director of Planning and Business Development of RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
The Al Freej Buses are 12-17 seaters, the size of a microbus but distinguished with the RTA logo.
“Although stops have been specified along the route, the driver may stop at any place depending on a request of a rider, provided the driver will make sure that the stop will be safe and does not undermine the safety of those on board nor road users or cause accidents,” explained Shakri.
Further, it may divert its route if a need dictates so, such as delivering elderly or disabled persons, he added.
The service proved highly popular as an efficient transport link was in high demand in certain communities in Dubai. More info