Remember those on demand buses that burst on to the scene back in February, they’ve just expanded their coverage area to feed some of Media City’s busiest locations.
These RTA (Road Transport Authority) buses work in combination with a ride hailing facility called the MVMANT app. It’s available on the Google Play and Apple Stores on mobile phones. And it’s well-worth downloading if Media City is on your frequently list of travelled places.
Operation of these new routes began today (Sunday 15th April), so you can start journey planning right away. And for the first three months, there’s a special trial phase introductory offer. You can hop-aboard and travel to your heart’s content for absolutely free.
These new stops in Media City are in addition to services in Al Warqaa 3 and 4 and Al Barsha 1 and 2 which are already delighting passengers in those areas.
The expansion of the network is all part of a dedicated commitment by the RTA to increase availability of Smart services in Dubai. Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency said,
“The smart response to the demand of public transport riders is based on the idea of linking certain localities with mini public buses calling at their locations, through a smart app.”
The areas chosen for the trial were based on comprehensive research on where the biggest gains could be made for the journey experience of passengers. There will be ongoing surveys with customers to ensure the RTA “measure up to their ambitions for safe and smooth transport.”
These 18-seater mini buses will operate flexible routes and stops including: Nakheel Harbour & Tower Station; American University of Dubai; Dubai Commercial Bank and Aurora Tower; Reuters Agency; CNN Station; Arabia & MBC Channels; Samsung; SAP; ITP Media; Concord Towers; Jumeirah Palm Tram Station; Tecom Business Parks; Master Card; IBM; Oracle; Google; Microsoft; and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
Providing new links and supporting the existing infrastructure between these important, residential, commercial and commuting nodes.