MOTC to Start Trial for Automatic Rapid Transit System

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) is working to start a trial for 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 after it has been in operation in the manufacturing country China. The trial will start on Al Khor Expressway next week, continue for a specific period of time and will be assessed by MOTC to make sure the ART fits Qatar’s weather conditions before going ahead with deploying it.

Source: Government of Qatar