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Emirates Transport (ET) is the tradename for Emirates General Transport and Services Corporation, the UAE’s government-owned public transport provider, particularly for the government and education sectors. Created in 1981, it now counts with over 17 thousand vehicles on its fleet and more than 17 thousand employees. It transports 250 thousand children to school on a daily basis.
Emirates Transport was established pursuant to Federal Law No. 17 of 1981 in order to perform public school transportation. It now provides an array of services at 41 locations country-wide, including hired car services, car, motorcycle and van rentals, logistics, auto maintenance, roadside assistance, as well as vehicle fuel conversion services (petrol to CNG). Its organisational structure is composed of 4 operational sectors: School Transport; Transport & Rental; Auto services; Logistics. Since 2013, jurisdiction over ET was transferred to the Emirates Investment Authority.
In 2013, ET partnered with the Saudi Public Transport Company, based in Riyadh, to enter the Saudi school transport market on an equal ownership basis. Its revenues for that same year amounted to Dh1.5 billion, with an annual growth rate of 18% over the preceding 5 years. Its total assets were stated at Dh2 billion in the same report.
In March, 2015, Emirated Transport signed a Memorandum of Understanding with French transport group Keolis, to bid for future business renders within the UAE public transport sector in a conjunt manner. Together, they plan on bidding for the passenger phase of Etihad Rail.