End-2021 start for bus rapid transit project in Amman, Jordan
Transport Minister says studies to expand the project into Irbid, Zarqa, and Jerash will be completed in early-2020
Jordan’s bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Amman, which is being developed by the country's Ministry of Public Works and Housing, is expected to commence operations by the end of 2021, according to Jordan’s Minister of Transport, Anmar Khassawneh.
State news agency Petra reported that the minister said BRT's expanson plans covered Irbid, Zarqa, and Jerash, with studies to be completed at the beginning of 2020.
In 2010, France’s public financial institution, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), allocated a $166m loan to finance the development of the BRT project, according to information published on its website.
According to Amman BRT’s website, the bus network will be used by 142 million passengers each year.
August this year saw HM King Abdullah review the construction progress on BRT’s station in Sweileh.
A Petra report at that time revealed that the project was owned and supervised by Greater Amman Municipality, while its design and implementation was being carried out by Jordanian engineering and contracting companies.