Transit Australia Group signs MOU with Dubai’s Public Transport Agency
Australian mass transit specialist Transit Australia Group (TAG) has today signed an MOU with Dubai’s Public Transport Agency (PTA) marking a significant milestone for the company’s Middle-East operation.
The partnership will leverage TAG’s expertise in mass transit network design and operation and focus on developing world-leading benchmarks for the performance and reliability of Dubai’s public bus transport network.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said: “The two parties share many objectives and can share the best practices in planning, operation and maintenance of buses. According to the MoU, the two parties will benchmark public transport between Dubai and Brisbane and the development of sustainable public transport. Examples include express buses on dedicated lanes, electric buses, modern technologies for charging batteries and share expertise in planning and operating the transit of visitors during major events, like Expo 2020.”
Earlier this year Dubai South announced a strategic partnership with TAG as a key partner in developing innovative and sustainable transit solutions including electric buses for the masterplanned city.
Located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Dubai South is the world’s largest greenfield urban development which will also include the world’s largest airport, Al Makthoum International Airport.
Projects like these have TAG poised to deliver for the Middle-East with its unique ‘end-to-end’ mass transit solution offering everything from advanced vehicle design and manufacturing through to urban network design and operation and international mega events transport planning and management.
“Today marks an important milestone for our operation in the Middle East by recognising TAG’s leadership in partnering with governments to strategically plan mass transit systems,” says TAG CEO Michael McGee.
“We see enormous opportunity here and we are delighted to be working with a forward-thinking transport authority to innovate and deliver a next generation transport solution for Dubai.”
The announcement was supported by Queensland’s Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and the Trade Commissioner to the Middle East, signifying the growing links between the UAE and Queensland.