By Sam Bridge
Roads and Transport Authority plans public-private partnership to enhance infrastructure for bus network in Dubai
Dubai's transport authority on Saturday invited private companies in the UAE and abroad to submit proposals for constructing about 1,500 bus shelters.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the move is part of its ongoing efforts to promote the use of public transport and improve the infrastructure needed.
“This initiative is in line with the vision of our leaders to promote public-private partnership (PPP) to increase people happiness and improve their living standards," said Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA.
"With the rising urbanisation and development drive in Dubai, RTA is keen on extending and improving the level of service to residents and visitors of the emirate, especially public transport users, to offering them safe and smooth transit experience,” he added.
He said the contract on offer would be for 2-3 years, with the winning bidder operating and maintaining the shelters for 10 years, renewable to a similar period.
He invited specialist local and international firms to submit proposals for innovative revenue models including, but not limited to, advertising.