Dubai RTA invites public-private partnership to construct 1500 bus shelters

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invited private companies in the UAE and abroad to submit proposals for constructing about 1500 bus shelters in Dubai.

Submissions will be sorted based on technical and financial capabilities of bidders and proposed revenue plans. Bidding documents are available at RTA’s website (www.rta.ae), and the process will be in line with the applicable practices of e-tenders.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, said: "This initiative is in line with the vision of our leaders to promote public-private partnership (PPP) to increase people happiness and improve their living standards.  With the rise in urbanisation and development drive in Dubai, RTA is keen on extending and improving the level of service to residents and visitors of the Emirate, especially public transport users, by offering them a safe and smooth transit experience."

RTA has also invited specialist local and international firms to submit proposals for innovative revenue models including, but not limited to, advertising. Such models have to integrate with the right-of-way and the smart city drive to ensure an enhanced customer service experience.

"The prospective developer will cater to the operation and maintenance of these shelters for 10 years, renewable to a similar period, against the use of advertising rights in those shelters,” added Al Tayer.

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