Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
Emirates Transport (ET), the largest and oldest school transport provider in the UAE, announced that it has signed 23 new and renewed contracts for school transport services with private schools in Dubai and Sharjah, since the start of the year.
According to Abdullah Abdul Rahman, Sales Manager for Dubai and Sharjah, the signed contracts will see ET provide 447 school buses to transport approximately 2,631 students studying in 23 private schools through.
The Sales Manager for Dubai and Sharjah stated that Covid-19 safety measures are applied vigorously on all buses in the school transport fleet, in addition to university and college transport buses.
He elaborated that some of these measures include the disinfection of school buses, ensuring adherence to social distancing during boarding, disembarking, and whilst on board the bus, reducing the number of students on buses by 40-60% from the usual capacity, conducting daily thermal tests for drivers, bus supervisors and all students over the age of six before boarding the bus.
Abdul Rahman added that the growth in contracts from private schools over the recent years has been mirrored by the huge increase in the size of fleet of school buses, which shot up from the initial 400 buses in 2014 – when the ET Private Schools Transport Centre was first established – to more than 1,800 by the end of 2019.
It’s worth mentioning that ET’s clients in the emirates of Sharjah and Dubai include the Bukhatir Education Advancement and Management (BEAM), which operates the International School of Creative Science-Muwaileh, the American School of Creative Science, the American School of Creative Science, as well as Al Ansar International Private School. Others include, the Choueifat International School in Sharjah, the Greenwood International School, Al Mawakeb Private School, Al Sadiq Islamic English School, and the School of Modern Skills in Dubai.