RTA integrates Dubai’s mass transit modes


By Lily B. Libo-on  www.khaleejtimes.com

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced key technologies and ultra-modern scientific techniques to boost the integration of mass transit modes in Dubai designed to make public transport the first mobility choice of residents, visitors and tourists coming to Dubai from across  the world.

The sophisticated technologies introduced are the Visum programme, Micro Bus programme, Hustus programme, the AVM system, Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI, and Journey Planner or Wojhati programme.

Nasir Hamad Bu Shehab, Director of Strategic Planning, Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said the sophisticated technologies are coupled with the diversified, enhanced and revamped bus routes to boost the integration of mass transit means in the emirate.

He said Visum programme is tailor-made for studying transportation plans, estimating the number of trips generated by land uses, and estimating the ridership of public transport means.

“Micro Bus programme, on the other hand, is used to work out Bus Route Schedules and boasts of state-of-the-art techniques capable of uplifting the performance efficiency in serving public buses through optimising the use of buses and drivers in line with the best global practices,” he said.

The Hustus programme is a sophisticated system used for scheduling bus routes. It has advanced features that step up the efficiency of serving public buses in a way ensuring the optimal utilisation of buses and drivers at world-class standards.  “The programme also boasts of additional features that include the automatic update of compliance with the set timetables, providing printouts of bus timetables, and using bus timetables points system,” Bu Shehab said. More info

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