Nearly 100 new eco-friendly, low fuel-consumption buses are to be deployed onto the streets of Dubai, as the emirate continues to grow its green transportation ambitions.
Ninety-four new buses will be launched on 17 routes, consisting of eight existing routes and nine new routes, which will target residential areas with little need for large-scale buses as well as metro link bus routes and more. So if you’re unable to get a taxi, you’ll have more options very soon.
“The delivery of the new batch of buses is part of RTA’s masterplan to improve public transport in Dubai and keep pace with the top international standards. Our objective is to deliver best-in-class services to public transport commuters and match the sustained growth in the number of riders,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA.
Each bus can hold more than 40 passengers, including 32 seated passengers and nine standing passengers – and there’s one extra feature that’s particularly nifty.
As well as low fuel consumption and low carbon emissions, the buses are also all equipped with wi-fi and USB charging ports, so you’ll never be out of service.
The specific launch date of the new fleet is yet to be announced – so stay close to Time Out Dubai for the latest.
.@rta_dubai launches the operation of 94 medium-size buses of Optare Brand, which will be the first of its kind in the #UAE. These buses are compatible with the European Emission Standards (Euro 5), light in weight and low on fuel consumption. #Dubaihttps://t.co/jHv7mzHCGe pic.twitter.com/RONDWahRDk— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) July 6, 2019