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Dubai buys 1,616 buses

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority has said it will purchase 1,616 modern buses to expand its existing fleet of 600 by the end of next year, reported Emirates Today. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director of RTA, said it is the largest single purchase of public buses in history. The number of buses in the emirate is planned to grow to 2,500 by 2009.