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Maani lays corner stone of CMTC headquarters.

Under the patronage of Mayor of Amman, Omar Al-Maani, Comprehensive Multiple Transportation Company (CITYBUS Jordan) announced the official inauguration of one of the most important transportation projects both locally and regionally.

Accompanied with the company's officials, management, key personalities and

media representatives, Maani laid the corner stone of CMTC's new headquarters on a site that will cover a total area of 137 acres located at Theodor Schneller School.

Estimated to cost JD6 Au 7 million, and to include the company's main management offices and workshops, the CMTC new premises will be the leading and most advanced transportation project in the region.

The new headquarters will provide state-of-the-art technical services for all types of buses including articulated vehicles with up to 200-passenger capacity.

The number of buses it services is increasing continuously in parallel with the increase in the number of passengers utilizing bus services.

The project will also include gas stations, washing bays, advanced training center, and other facilities like restaurants and dining areas to all employees, drivers and technicians.

The project's entire infrastructure is highly equipped with state-of-the-art technologies including surveillance machines and GPS systems to track all buses during operation.

The project also includes spare parts warehouses, tire bays and parking areas that will accommodate up to 800 vehicles.

With 530 modern buses and 800 highly experienced employees, a number which is expected to grow to 1,200 in the near future, CITYBUS Jordan and its subsidiary companies have 94 transportation lines that cover most of Amman, extending to other surrounding areas. Delivering a total of an estimated daily seating capacity of 80,000 Au 100,000 passengers, that corresponds to an approximate number of 2.2 million passengers per month.

The company has added more than 116 new buses in the last period replacing the older fleet with modern vehicles.

An additional 75 new vehicles have been purchased and will be operational within a few days, replacing older buses.

An additional 40 vehicles will also be purchased and are set to be operational in Amman during summer 2011.

The company has also commenceddevelopment of its infrastructure and operational systems in order to establish the constant frequency model for all buses on all lines. This includes highlighting the exact start time at the beginning of the line, trip duration and ending time within and outside peak hours.

The company has also implemented a special surveillance control system using GPS technology installed on all buses and has an advanced smart card payment system with a sophisticated automated ticketing system.

It is also worth mentioning that the great advancement CITYBUS Jordan is currently witnessing and the multimillion development project running on its agenda were all made possible through the entry of a new strategic Kuwaiti partner, City Group, K.S.C that owns 51% of the company's capital (which amounted to JD30 million).

The great knowledge and experience that was added to CMTC's management team by this new strategic partner had a major role in putting in place a proper, well structured growth plan that will ensure providing all passengers with a worldwide state-of-the-art transport service network.

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Publication:The Star (Amman, Jordan)
Date:Feb 21, 2011
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