Dubai public transport bus master plan: a new era of public transport services in the world’s fastest developing city

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) which coordinates, organizes and operates all form of transport in Dubai, is working on upgrading and expanding the road network. To reduce and compensate for the rapid growth of private transport, RTA's aim is to ensure a world class, comprehensive public transport system that meets the needs of Dubai's travelling public. This integrated public transport system will comprise rail, bus and ferry services. Currently, much attention is being given to the prestigious, multi-billion Dirham Metro project which is targeted to begin operation in 2009. However, only 5 per cent of Dubai's residents live within metro station catchment areas, and less than 10 per cent of Dubai's work force work within these areas. In order to maximize Metro's contribution towards solving Dubai's traffic problem, a road-based public transport service is needed to feed and, thereby complement the rail service. The cornerstone for an integrated transportation system is the bus master plan (BMP) project, an integral component of the planning process for Dubai's public transport system. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E215911.

  • Authors:
    • KAISER, J
  • Publication Date: 2007-8


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  • Accession Number: 01094960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2008 8:18AM