By Staff www.emirates247.com
Over the past year, the growth rate in using the public bus service has increased by more than 7% and achieved over 110 million passengers till November 2013, while the total passengers for 2013 are expected to exceed 120 million.
The new projects and initiatives have enhanced the quality of product and the overall journey experience through the use of Wi-Fi technology, extensive express service, new feeder bus to metro and the catering service on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi intercity bus. This is strengthened by the use of sophisticated transport policies to support a sustainable growth. This is clearly illustrated through the use of integrated fare system.
Dr. Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency explained that the Agency had implemented a comprehensive benchmark survey on the public bus fares and found that transiting via Dubai public buses is the cheapest when compared to 16 developed cosmopolitans namely, Istanbul, Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam, Turin, Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Paris, Vienna, Stuttgart, Berlin, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm and London. More info