2003 News Story

Mass transit system planned for Riyadh

The Ar-Riyadh Development Authority has announced plans to reduce congestion in the capital city by establishing a mass transit system. The first phase will operate between Olaya and Batha and the second along Prince Abdullah Road. Light trains and full-size buses will replace the minibuses currently in use by private owners to take passengers from the southern part of the city, the old downtown area, to the newer areas in the north.