Public Transport Utilities
As part of the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ (MTT) goals on upgrading and modernizing the Kingdom’s public transport system and enhancing its service facilities and supporting infrastructure across this sector,
a major re-construction project is underway for all bus shelters and bus stops across the Kingdom. Trueform, a leading UK-based engineering company, has been contracted by the MTT to demolish and rebuild new bus shelters in Bahrain from 2015, 296 locations have been done to date. The ministry is continuing to construct bus shelters and to increase the number of air-conditioned bus shelters. The ministry constructed 13 shelters out of the 26 air-conditioned shelters where the construction works is expected to complete soon.
As for bus laybys, the Ministry constructed 69 laybys during the period from 2016 to 2018
In line with the advanced transportation systems in developed countries, the ministry has completed setting up of 5 on street stopes in cooperation with the General Directorate of Traffic and Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs. The ministry is currently working to increase the number to complete the setting up for 30 on street stops which will be operated soon.
Following the successful installation of bus shelters throughout the Kingdom, the Ministry is nowcompleted the in the process of fitting installation of solar panels to in 32 theof the shelters. These panels will provide a source of clean energy for each shelter to power the lighting, advertising panels plus future real time passenger information units.
The Ministry has also introduced taxi pylons in a number of taxi stops in the Capital Governorate as a first step to develop the taxi stops in the Kingdom of Bahrain.