6,380 Emirates Transport buses carry 256,000 students on start of 3rd school term

Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Emirates Transport (ET), the largest and oldest provider of school transport in the UAE, has reported overall good transport operations for the start of the 3rd school term.
6,380 school buses belonging to the federal transport company transported more than 256,000 students to-and-from nearly 700 government and private schools across the country.
Jasim Al Marzouqi, accounts manager at ET’s Special Clients’ Office, reaffirmed the Corporation’s commitment to deliver a safe and comfortable school transport service and urged everyone connected with the education sector, as well as the general public, to continue their cooperation in ensuring and implementing all school transport safety procedures.
Al Marzouqi also stated that thousands of routine maintenance and inspection operations were carried out on ET’s school bus fleet in order to ensure its readiness to transport students with the highest safety standards.
He said: “These measures are part of periodic efforts to ensure the technical and mechanical safety of all school buses, which will be ready to straddle more than 7,000 regular bus routes throughout the country”.
The accounts manager at ET’s Special Clients’ Office added that school transport services are provided through 6,228 trained and qualified drivers and 6,532 school bus supervisors.   
Preparation for the third term also involved additional training of bus drivers and supervisors, during the holiday period, to maintain safety standards according to training packages and required number of hours.
Al Marzouqi called upon the parents and guardians of school students, as well as all road users, to cooperate with Emirates Transport during the school transport process by ensuring their children are picked up and dropped off on time and by adhering to traffic laws, particularly near schools.