Emirates Transport begins services to private schools

The Emirates Transport (ET) officially began offering its services to private schools, as of this month.

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Published: Thu 6 Sep 2012, 12:32 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:33 PM

The Private School Transport Unit established back in April will now transport 700 students from 3 schools in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.

The federal corporation signed contracts, worth a total of Dhs10.3 million, with the three schools to provide 17 buses over the next five years.

Fadi Khalil, Manager of the Private Schools Transport Unit at ET, said: “It is very important for Emirates Transport to enter the private schools market to offer our long-established experience to private schools all over the country.”

This is understandable given the history and current profile of clients of the corporation, which is wholly owned by the federal government, but is financially and administratively independent, he added.

Meanwhile, preparations for the new academic year at the corporation is nearly completed, officials says, with over 3,000 buses undergoing general maintenance work.

More than 3,200 drivers will transport approximately 208,000 students from 700 schools all over the state in the 2012-2013 school year.

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