Ride & win: RTA offers vouchers and prizes to Dubai bus and taxi commuters


By Majorie van Leijen  www.emirates247.com

Commuters in the areas of Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai Knowledge Village and Dubai Media City might be rewarded when taking the bus with the “Love Your Bus” campaign up for another treat.

“Every time you take the RTA bus to travel around in the neighbourhood, you will receive a scratch card that could win you redeemable vouchers at select dining, supermarket and spa outlets. So, give your car a break and get rewarded for taking the bus,” is mentioned on the flyer distributed by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA).

The campaign dubbed “Love your Bus” is aimed at encouraging bus travel in particular areas, this being the second phase of the campaign. In November last year, Discovery Gardens was selected, where bus travellers won several vouchers.

It is not the first time the RTA encourages commuters to travel by bus. Around the same time last year, one passenger was rewarded with a Samsung Galaxy S3 every day for a period of one month.

The aim of the competition is to encourage people to commute by bus, as the Public Transport Agency target for 2013 is to lift its market share to 13 per cent of all transportation means, said Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, the Director of Bus at that time. More info