Rapid bus project to go live early June in trial operation

A computer generated image of a Bus Rapid Transit station on Prince Basma Street in Amman. (Photo: GAM)
AMMAN — Twenty-four buses will embark on their trips from Suweileh in the north of the capital to Ras Al-Aid downtown as a trial operation of long-waited Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) slated for June 1.اضافة اعلان

Sources from Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that tenders will be floated in July, inviting bids from international companies to operate the mega transportation project.

GAM is also expecting the BRT system to begin operating at the end of the current year.

According to the project’s literature, the 11-package BRT, “will be the centerpiece of a fully-integrated and hierarchical public transport network.”

Four major components of the project have been completed and others are expected to be ready to go this summer.