Dubai to explore ‘suspended’ mass transit network

DG Staff

RTA inks MoU with Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group

DUBAI 8 June 2021: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group, a leading company in the suspended railways.

Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency, signed the MoU on behalf of RTA, and Tang Tong, Chairman of Zhong Tang Sky Train, signed on behalf of the group.

The signing – image courtesy Wam/RTA

Attendees included Jaber Al Bahandi, Chairman of Centurion Company (The UAE representative of Zhong Tang Sky Railway Group) and Tariq Al Bahandi, Head of Development at Centurion, said a press statement by RTA and Wam.

“The signing of this MoU is part of RTA’s ongoing efforts to increase public transportation trips to 26 percent by 2030. Realising this objective requires developing advanced futuristic transport systems and improving the sustainable transport network in Dubai to encourage people and visitors to use public transport,” said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes.

“RTA is signing MoUs with a host of specialist companies in the development of suspended transport systems to identify the technologies used in this sort of mass transit means. We will be able to screen and obtain the best technologies and select the best systems for implementation in Dubai,” he noted.

The use of this type of transport in Dubai aims to accelerate the mobility of people, provide affordable mobility solutions, encourage community members to use them, and curb traffic congestion.

RTA is seeking to Consolidate the integration among mass transit means towards realising its vision to become ‘The world leader in seamless and sustainable mobility’. It also contributes to realising the Dubai Self-Driving Transport Strategy aimed to convert 25 percent of the total mobility journeys in Dubai into self-driving transport by 2030.


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