Abu Dhabi's Integrated Transport Centre and the Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to launch bus services between Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, as part of the ITC's endeavour to enhance cooperation between government entities and offer the best services to the public.
The MoU was signed by Maktoum Al Kaabi, Executive Director of the Technology and Transport Systems Sector at the ITC, and Ismail Hassan Al Balooshi, Director-General of RAK Transport Authority.
The buses will ply from Thursdays to Saturdays on the Ras Al Khaimah to Abu Dhabi route with the first batch leaving at 10:00am and the second at 3:00pm. The ticket will cost Dh45.
On the Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah route, the bus service will begin from 2:30pm and the second batch at 7:30pm. The ticket price is Dh35.
"The agreement between both entities is part of continuous efforts to develop the public bus transport infrastructure and the quality of services offered. It also unifies efforts dedicated to developing strategic plans and regulating this sector," said Al Kaabi.
This transport network is to encourage the public to improve their travel behaviour and use alternative modes of transport.
The agreement is a step towards integrating services in the UAE, aimed at fulfiling the demand for public buses and offering people safe and efficient services at a reasonable price.