RTA bus system to use NOL card in Dubai
The new bus system launched by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) boasts enhanced schedules and routes that span the city, in a move aimed to meet the needs of all commuters. To achieve this, RTA has increased the number and frequency of its buses, thus enabling passengers to plan their daily errands around bus schedules.
To ensure easy transfer within the public transport system, RTA has made sure that bus schedules and routes are completely integrated with the metro system, scheduled for launch this year.
Based on the above, RTA is planning to launch a unified payment system using prepaid cards (NOL) usable on board all RTA transportation systems, with the aim to attract more users of public transport and contribute to easing traffic congestion in Dubai. This initiative reflects RTA’s dedication to keeping up with latest technologies that benefit the city and its residents.
Speaking on the sidelines of the campaign launched by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA), Mr. Essa Abdul Rahman Al Dossari, CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency said: ‘The campaign highlights the benefits of public transport buses and aims to attract more passengers. RTA is keen on equipping these buses with the latest technologies that ensure passengers safety and security, and on-going communication with the Agency’s operations control unit. The campaign is part of RTA’s strategy, which aligns with the vision of Dubai to become a key player on the local, regional and global levels.’