The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched two new public bus routes this month.
The two routes, namely Routes 103 and 104, will provide access to the Global Village in Dubai considering growing demand.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Ali, Director of Planning & Business Development, RTA: “Launching two new routes early this month is a quick response to the needs of public transport users and the booming business climate in Dubai in view of the rapid changes seen by the UAE at various fields.”
Route 103 starts from the Union M/S to the Global Village via Al Rabat Road, while Route 104 starts off Al Ghubaiba Station and heads to the Global Village via Al Jafiliya M/S, passing across other key areas and landmarks in Dubai.
The Agency has also modified four other bus routes also serving the Global Village, including: Route 52 will now terminate at the Stop of The Persian District (M013), and Routes 55 & 300 will now terminate at the Stop of The Persian District (M032) at the Global Village. Route X23 has also been modified to terminate now at the Stop of The Greek
District K12 at the Global Village, Ali Added.
Buses are a key pillar of Dubai’s public transport network, along with the metro, tram and marine transit modes.
“The RTA is keen on expanding the reach of public transport network to match the urban and demographic growth in the Emirate,” he said.
Public bus routes are one of the strategic tools of raising the share of public transport modes in the overall mobility of people, while having a positive impact on the movement of traffic and the environment.