Automatic Rapid Transit trial run in Al Khor next week: MoTC Jul 11, 2019 0 3736 12345 QNADohaThe Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) is planning a trial run next week of the Automatic Rapid Transit (ART), an innovative, modern and environment-friendly public transport system. With intelligent controls, ART is a rail-less system for urban transport which is essentially a crossover between buses and trams. It also integrates electrical and mechanical systems.The trial in Qatar for the ART system will be the first in the world since it has been in operation in the manufacturing country, China. The trial, which will start on Al Khor Expressway next week, will continue for a specific period of time and will be assessed by the MoTC to make sure the ART fits Qatar’s weather conditions before going ahead with its deployment.The new system, if successful, will support the diversification of Qatar’s transportation sector. This will contribute to achieving economic and environmental balance in the transportation sector’s infrastructure projects. This will also offer an exceptional experience for fans and visitors during the 2022 FIFA World Cup with high-quality services providing smooth mobility to stadiums, residences and tourist spots.This initiative comes as part of the MoTC’s endeavors to provide a world-class, multimodal integrated transportation system that connects all areas and regions in Qatar, helping the public to reach in all vital areas easily with safe and reliable services in line with the pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.This will be a significant contribution to developing transportation modes in Qatar according to the latest eco-friendly universal systems and deploying alternative and clean energy to reduce harmful emissions. RELATED ARTICLES Al Gharafa Immigration Bridge to reopen tomorrow Jul 11, 2019 0 1552 Retractable roof installation complete at Al Bayt Stadium Jul 11, 2019 0 1180 QIA leads $150mn investment round in Indian edu-tech firm Jul 11, 2019 0 712 Amir meets top US officials QNA Washington The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, at HH the Amir’s residence in Washington DC on Wednesday. The meeting reviewed the strategic bilateral relations and .. Two military training planes collide, pilots eject safely: MoD Two military training aircraft collided in mid-air without causing any casualties as both pilots ejected safely, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) stated on Wednesday. “During a training flight, a collision occurred .. US media heap praise on Amir-Trump meet The summit meeting between the Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and US President Donald Trump drew great attention by US media and newspapers, as the two sides affirmed the deep-rooted relations between the two ..