Tuesday, January 31, 2012

RTA launches new bus route, develop others

The new route links the International City with Warsan 3

The Roads & Transport Authority – Nashwan Attaa'ee:
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the launch of a new bus route on Feb 3 to link the International City with Warsan 3 and the service will be operational on Fridays.

The move has been taken as part of RTA's efforts to play an active role in booting the integration of a sophisticated public transit network.
Commenting on the above, Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, Acting CEO of RTA Public Transport Agency, said: "The Bus Dep't of Public Transport Agency will launch on Feb 3 a new route in Dubai Emirate named as Route (333) with a path connecting several localities including Warsan (2) as well as other vital spots within the International City such as the Post Office (2), Dragon Mart, and Civil Defence (1). It also links key spots at Warsan (2) such as Workers Compound (2), and Trucks Parking (2) in addition to key areas at Warsan (3) such as Khawaneej Flowers Nursery, and Nad El Sheba Nursery among other key areas covered by this route."
Transit services on other routes have also been upgraded such as extending the path of Route (C14) to Al Nahdah (1) to reach May Tower. The path of Route (22) has also been modified to serve Dubai Courts in the direction of the Dubai Healthcare City, Route (F16) has been modified to start from the Business Bay Metro Station where the route has been adjusted at Al Wasl Street and Jumeirah. The path of Route (F60) at Safa has also been modified, and the path of Route (F48) has been modified to the Dubai Investment Park, particularly Madina Supermarket. Moreover, the path of Route (365) at the Dubai Silicon Valley to serve IT Plaza, and the path of Route (F44) at the Jebel Ali area has been modified.

"The RTA is keen on widening & upgrading the public transport network to keep abreast of the urbanization drive and the economic growth in Dubai Emirate. The public transport routes are one of the key strategic initiatives & key pillars of raising the percentage of trips made by public transport means through enticing various segments of the community to use mass transit systems in their daily travels. Such a practice is poised to have positive impacts on traffic flow and cleaning the environment since the rise in the public transport riders will curtail traffic congestions & crashes, raise traffic safety and considerably minimize the environmental pollution triggered by the massive numbers of private vehicles.

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