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RTA shifts marine transport to summer network schedule

Latest News Dubai 06 Jun 23
RTA shifts marine transport to summer network schedule
RTA adjusts marine transport schedule according to summer season. Operating times are altered according to the nature of each season.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
06 June 2023, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 July 2023, 12:00 AM

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the shift to a summer network schedule for maritime transport services including Dubai Ferry, Abras, water taxis, and water buses.

The authority leverages big data to analyse traffic and ridership and accordingly adjusts timetables and frequency in different seasons and occasions.

The operating times are altered according to the nature of each season and the movement of Dubai’s residents throughout the year.

Nabil Yousef Al Ali, director of Marine Transport, Public Transport Agency, RTA said, “RTA’s shift to the summer mode is leveraged by big data that encapsulates all information relevant to marine transport services. This includes ridership, revenue, and operational rates that enrich service improvement studies and significantly contribute to improving network efficiency.”

“Leveraging big data has enabled greater flexibility in devising and implementing this seasonal operational network initiative for marine transport. It operates based on a methodical approach that employs predictive analysis for scrutinising network data, foreseeing the effects of changes, and its flexibility in operating times, journey delay times, and the ridership and the ratios of works and revenues, and the ridership of marine transport,” he added.

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