Abu Dhabi picks Fluor as consultant for transport network

Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) has signed a contract with US-based Fluor Corporation to provide programme management consultancy services for the Emirate's new integrated public transportation network.

Mass transport options such as rail and a broader public transport plan are a key part of the DoT's strategy, as part of the master plan for the city and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The sweeping mass-transit system is being created in response to the Emirate's anticipated growth over the coming decades and in support of the vision articulated in Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. Integrating the public transport network with the surrounding residential and commercial developments will be a focus of the project, encouraging ridership, reducing car use and improving the quality of life in Abu Dhabi.

A detailed Surface Transport Master Plan sets out the investments and policy instruments that will be needed to achieve Abu Dhabi's vision for a sustainable, world-class transport system, including public transport, and outlines a delivery programme to coincide with the phased growth of the city.

Fluor will provide consulting services to the DoT on all aspects of the programme which will include transportation modelling, system integration, design, procurement, construction, commercial development, funding analysis and other relevant components.

Working in partnership with the DoT, the Fluor team will also help the recently established department implement an organisational development programme and build a new public transport market.

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