UAE press: We need a more diverse transport mix

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[Abu Dhabi needs a better public-transport infrastructure. Srijita Chattopadhyay / The National]
[Abu Dhabi needs a better public-transport infrastructure. Srijita Chattopadhyay / The National]
ABU DHABI, 11th June, 2017 (WAM) –A UAE newspaper has said that when it was first mooted that a new, fast transport system could allow you to travel from Abu Dhabi to Dubai or Al Ain in less than 15 minutes, most of us, especially those of a cynical disposition, thought this sounded like little more than science fiction. But the co-founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Bibop Gresta, has said that the technology is edging closer to reality.In an editorial in The National today, the paper said that a feasibility study will be submitted to authorities after Ramadan. One imagines, the key condition for making the scheme a success will be whether it can ever be cost-effective.As this paper wrote at the weekend, Abu Dhabi is in need of a more diverse transport mix. The authorities should look to add more buses and routes to the network.”Hyperloop is a transport system to stir the imagination, but the answer to our commuting woes might be as simple as putting a few more buses on the streets,” concluded the Abu Dhabi-based daily.

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