A total of 11 cities across Saudi Arabia have been designated for vastly improved public transport services.
The kingdom’s Public Transport Authority has stated it will develop systems using the most advanced technology available.
Dr Abdul Aziz Al-Ouhali, its president, said priority would be given to densely populated cities with a classification study currently underway.
“Our projects will eventually reach cities across the Kingdom,” Al-Ouhali said adding the Transport Ministry had already set out plans for public transport systems in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Madinah, Hail, Buraidah, Taif, Hufuf, Abha and Jazan.
He said the authority intended to raise the standard of public transport in the kingdom, implement transport projects quickly and efficiently and take steps to ensure the safety and security of passengers.