The new Optare bus.
PHOTO BY RTA
DUBAI – Passengers on new public buses in Dubai will be able to enjoy free WiFi and charge their phones on the go, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The RTA said 94 of the special buses will run on 17 routes in the city. Each seat on the buses will have USB charging points.
The “Optare” buses are considered the “first of its kind in the UAE”, according to the RTA.
Mattar Al Tayer, director-general of the RTA, said that the authority also aims to increase the number of hybrid public transport in Dubai to 50 percent by 2021. ICA/Expat Media
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