Sebastian Sykes14 Aug 2019 AT 01:02 PM

Dubai has a new RTA Solo public bus

The new mode of public transport will be used in 17 routes throughout the city
Sebastian Sykes14 Aug 2019 AT 01:02 PM
Dubai has a new RTA Solo public bus

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a brand-new public bus, and it’s been made to travel to areas previously inaccessible by normal buses.

Named the ‘RTA Solo’, it’s a smaller, 8.5 metre public bus that will be used in new routes throughout the city.

Developed by Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) and RTA, the bus will be able to drive through routes that other RTA buses may find difficult, meaning more places for travellers of the city to get to.

The compact version of the bus can hold up to 35 passengers, and will drive through 17 different routes throughout Dubai.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the launch of the RTA Solo, and to have played a central role in its entry into the RTA’s feeder service,” said managing director of ANGE Swaidan Saeed Al Naboodah.

“As a long-standing partner to the RTA, our mission has always been to introduce state-of-the-art products and services in the region while providing 24/7 operational support to our associates,” said managing director of ANGE Swaidan Saeed Al Naboodah.

ANGE partnered up with Optare to create the new buses.

Optare’s chief executive officer, Richard Butlern added: “The RTA Solo presented the business with many new technical challenges, which we have overcome and bettered, to provide the RTA with a powerful tool in growing patronage in Dubai.”

For a schedule of times, visit www.rta.ae.

RTA has also launched three other new bus routes, all to make airport transportation and travel to main bus stations easier.

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