Emirates Transport allocates 6,000 school buses to transport students during the second term


Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Department
Emirates Transport (ET), the largest and oldest provider of school transport in the UAE, has announced its readiness to commence transport services to 716 public and private schools for the beginning of the second term of the academic year 2018/2019.
The Corporation has allocated 6,000 school buses to transport students to their schools in various cities and regions of the state smoothly, flexibly and regularly, according to Abdullah Bin Swaif ALghufli, executive director of ET’s School Transport Division
ALghufli 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 to transport more than 246,000 students”.
The executive director of ET’s School Transport Division added that school transport services are provided through 5,842 trained and qualified drivers and 7,900 school bus supervisors.
Preparation for the second term also involved additional training of bus drivers and supervisors, during the holiday period, by the ET Training Centre, to maintain safety standards according to training packages and required number of hours.
ALghufli 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.

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