RTA inks MoUs to develop innovative transportation systems

MoUs signed with UK and US sustainable transport champions, paving the way to the transformation of public mobility in Dubai

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed two MoUs for the development of new and innovative transportation systems, as part of the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF).

The first MoU involves studying the feasibility of the ‘Floc Duo Rail’ system, a double-track system that allows transportation units to move quickly and efficiently. The second MoU is related to developing a rail bus system, which travels on a bridge equipped with solar panels to generate the electricity needed to operate the system.

The MoUs were signed with Urban-Mass Company, a UK-based provider of zero emission mass transit mobility solutions, and Rail Bus, a start-up company based in Delaware, US, that has created the first 100% solar powered mass transportation system.

The CEO of the RTA’s Rail Agency, Abdul Mohsen Kalbat, signed the deals with Ricky Sandhu, the Founder & CEO of Urban-Mass, and Dr Hatem Al Taher Ibrahim, the Director of Business Development at Rail Bus.

Later, Abdul Mohsen Kalbat commented, “The signing of the deals is part of RTA’s strategic plans to engage in communication with premier companies and specialised entities in this field to identify and adopt the most sophisticated and advanced practices.”

He explained that currently, the RTA is exploring a range of innovations in the field of transportation systems including a highly innovative transportation system, called the ‘Floc Duo Rail’. “This system features double tracks that allow transportation units to move swiftly and efficiently within urban areas. It is a driverless system and uses electrical power. It uses short units during low peak periods and long units during high peak periods to meet the emirate’s needs effectively.”

“The second novel transportation system from Urban Mass features vehicles operating on a bridge outfitted with solar panels. These panels harness solar energy to power the system, ensuring its operation in Dubai. This system is distinguished by its contemporary design and offers the advantage of lower costs in comparison to similar transportation systems.”

On the strategic deal Sandhu commented, “Our company views its commitment to introduce the Floc Duo Rail system in Dubai through this MOU as a significant stride forward. The partnership between Urban Mass and RTA epitomises the robust mutual commitment of Britain and the UAE to combat climate change. This partnership is set to pave the way for sustainable mass transit solutions through innovative technology, transforming urban mobility across the city.”


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