Transportation department prepares to welcome nearly 241,000 students at the start of the new academic year

7,217 Emirates Transport buses equipped with high safety and security systems. W.A.M.

Emirates Transport (ET), the largest school transport service provider in the United Arab Emirates, has announced that it is fully ready to transport nearly 241,000 university students for the 2022-2023 academic year using 7,217 buses equipped with high security and safety systems.

As part of its intensive preparations to welcome the new school year, ET concluded the activities of its annual “School Transport Week” initiative, which included the implementation of a set of training programs, awareness conferences and of accompanying events in stations and places associated with the regions at the state level and in collaboration with a group of public and private organizations.

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Emirates Transport explained that the initiative aims to ensure a successful and efficient launch of the school transport service for all students on the first day of school, whether in schools or universities, where drivers, transport managers and safety and assigned work crews are fully prepared to perform required tasks and ensure delivery of all school transportation requirements.

Faryal Tawakul, acting CEO of Emirates Transport, said ET would provide school transport services to 170,000 students studying in 504 public schools, using 4,161 buses, including 100 buses for determined students, 4,200 drivers and 4,155 bus supervisors. It will also transport 54,794 students studying in 122 private schools, using 2,256 buses and 2,256 drivers.

Additionally, the number of students transported from universities, colleges and other educational institutions stands at over 16,000, with over 800 buses and 800 drivers assigned to provide services to them.

For public and private schools, Jasim Al Marzouqi, executive director of school transportation at ET, said 6,417 buses would be ready to make daily school trips for more than 225,000 students attending 625 public and private schools.

ET has also launched a system for registering and enrolling students in the government school transport service for the new school year. The new system identifies the number and data of public school students wishing to take advantage of school transport services and allows parents to register their children for this service.

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