The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai has decided to expand the scope of the trial operation of ‘Bus on Demand’ service from Sunday, April 15. This service is free of charge for three months.
The CEO of the RTA’s Public Transport Agency, Ahmed Bahrozyan said, “This service is part of the RTA’s initiatives under the Dubai Future Accelerators.”
He further said, “We anticipate a positive response to the service from public transport users especially as its extension will cover important areas and Dubai Metro and Tram stations. It will therefore contribute to integrating the local public transport network and facilitate the mobility of commuters to safely travel to their destination.”
The service providers will analyze the public’s response in Dubai Media City which has several areas of interest such as Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station, the American University of Dubai, Dubai Commercial Bank and Aurora Tower, Samsung, Concord Towers, Jumeirah Palm Tram Station, TECOM Business Parks, MasterCard, IBM, Oracle, Google, and Microsoft.
The 18 seater bus drivers can communicate with service requesters through the app to reach the nearest point to their destinations. The service will be offered through the MVMANT smart app which is available on Google Play and Apple Stores on smartphones and devices.
RTA expects positive response to the service from public transport users especially as its extension will cover important areas and Dubai Metro and Tram stations.
A questionnaire will be conducted for feedback, ideas and views about the service at metro stations.