Dubai, US firm unite for school bus safety
New York, August 2, 2012
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is tapping into the expertise of the US-based National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) to ensure students in the Emirate have world-class school transportation.
The two organisations are entering into a formal partnership to share information and experiences, and will co-host a school transportation summit next spring in Dubai.
“NAPT is privileged to join with the Emirate of Dubai in the interest of helping them and others in their region learn from our experiences operating yellow school buses,” said Alexandra Robinson, NAPT president and executive director for Pupil Transportation, New York City Department of Education.
Essa Al Dosseri, CEO of the Public Transport Agency at RTA said, "This agreement is the result of many years of working informally with NAPT. Together, we are taking the next step to bring the best practices in school transportation to individuals, businesses, governments and related school transportation service providers in Mena as well as other countries."
"The conference we are planning will be a unique learning experience for transportation professionals around the world," Al Dosseri said.
As part of the agreement between the organisations, NAPT will work with RTA to benchmark its current school transportation service and collaborate on public information activities and other communications.
Headquartered in Albany, New York, NAPT supports a $15 billion industry of more than 500,000 people who transport more than 24 million children every school day. – TradeArabia News Service
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