Back-to-school in Dubai: Hi-tech buses to serve 25,000 students during new academic year

Dubai Taxi Corporation's buses are equipped with smart features, including cameras and system to ensure that no student is left behind in the bus


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Dubai Taxi Corporation's school bus fleet. — Wam
Dubai Taxi Corporation's school bus fleet. — Wam

Published: Mon 21 Aug 2023, 9:35 PM

The Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is set for the new academic year by rolling out advanced buses to serve about 25,000 students across Dubai.

DTC's school transport fleet meets the highest quality and safety local and international standards, ensuring students' secure travel to and from school. 

"Using DTC's extensive experience and resources, combined with investments in advanced technologies in school buses, highlights our strategic drive to boost the confidence of parents and the entire community while providing a safe and secure transportation environment for students during the school year," said Ammar Rashid Al Braiki, Director of Fleet Operation, DTC.

"The drive is aligned with the highest safety and monitoring standards observed in Dubai, and will also promote the confidence of the Emirates Schools Establishment towards building a long-term partnership in delivering school transport services," he said.  


"DTC's school buses are equipped with a variety of smart features, including surveillance cameras, a system to ensure that no student is left behind at the end of each journey, a system to detect student movement in transit, and an emergency alert system for making immediate contact with the emergency management centre. Buses are also outfitted with advanced electronic tracking system using GPS technology and a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system to streamline the boarding and disembarkation of students as well as an automatic fire-suppression system for engines," he added.

"DTC is eager to promote safe and responsible driving skills among school bus drivers and attendants by engaging them in specialised high-level training courses. DTC also conducts drills on the handling of emergency cases and First Aid to ensure that the team is ready and able to deal with any emergencies that may arise during the school transport process," said Al Braiki.

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