Great news for anyone who uses public transport regularly
17 June 2019| Last updated on 19 January 2020
Good news, public transport users - your ride to work is about to get more comfortable!
It was recently announced that Dubai will soon be getting hundreds of brand new buses - complete with everything from WiFi, to luxury seats, touch screens, and USB charging ports.
The new vehicles will be able to hold up to 74 passengers at once and will include seats that are just dedicated to children as well as a low-entry floor to accommodate people of determination.
Commuters will also be happy to hear that these buses will be greener too. Not in color though, as they are compliant with Euro 6 standards, which aims to reduce the levels of van exhaust and harmful car emissions.
It will be the first time buses of this standard will be operated in the MENA region.
Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at RTA, HE Mattar Al Tayer said: “The procurement of these new buses is part of RTA’s strategy to improve Dubai’s public transport services in the Emirate and meet the sustained growth of public transport riders.
“It serves RTA’s efforts to raise the share of public transport ridership to 26% by 2030.”
Not only does it mean higher-quality transport options at reasonable prices, but the new buses are also in line with RTA's efforts to reduce negative environmental impact, enhance power efficiency and reduce carbon.