The signing came in Barcelona during the UITP Global Public Transport Summit: the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and VDL Bus & Coach have entered into an understanding to exchange experiences and knowledge related to energy transition.

The agreement was signed by Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of the Public Transport Agency, on behalf of the RTA and Richard van den Dungen, Commercial Director, on behalf of VDL Bus & Coach.

VDL and Dubai together since 2009

Between 2009 and 2011, VDL Bus & Coach delivered more than 500 VDL Citea CLF-120 low-floor buses to the RTA. To date, this fleet has driven more than 450,000,000 kilometers in the UAE.

Richard van den Dungen, CCO of VDL Bus & Coach: «As a European frontrunner and market leader on e-mobility for the past 10 years, the expertise we have acquired in the transition from fossil fuel to zero emission operations can be used for analysis in the UAE region. We are very pleased that RTA and VDL Bus & Coach intend to cooperate in the field of sustainable mobility».

Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of the Public Transport Agency, RTA, says: «Our partnership with VDL aims to exchange knowledge and experience in the operations of managing and operating electric buses, and to hold workshops and joint visits to learn about the best international experiences and practices in electric bus shelter stations, which will make it easier for the authority in this phase. In the upcoming future, stations will be equipped with the necessary infrastructure to supply buses with electric energy, and an integrated system for managing and operating environmentally friendly mass transportation in a safe, easy and sustainable manner».


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