Dubai To Push for Flexible Working and School Bus Fleets To Reduce Traffic

  • Date: 10-May-2024
  • Source: Gulf Insider
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:UAE
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Dubai To Push for Flexible Working and School Bus Fleets To Reduce Traffic

Flexible working hours and incentives for more children to use school buses are part of plans to take vehicles off the roads and ease congestion in Dubai.

Announced by the Dubai Executive Council, several projects aim to build on economic growth and the city’s prime reputation for global tourism as a pivotal transport hub.

A crucial foundation of the project is to improve traffic flow in the emirate, by easing chokepoints at peak times.

Plans include the development of priority bus routes to improve trip times by 59 percent and encouraging more pupils to use buses to improve traffic flow around schools by 13 percent.

Introducing flexible working hours and remote working are other policies being analysed to take more traffic off the roads.

“Dubai represents a bridge between the North, South, East, and West. It provides state-of-the-art infrastructure for companies, setting the foundation for global expansion,” said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai.

“We aim to achieve balanced economic and social development through placing people at the heart of progress and by engaging Dubai’s community in designing its future.”

According to a recent YouGov survey, almost half of UAE workers—46 percent—work remotely in some capacity.

Nora Khalid, 47, from Egypt, who drives to Dubai every