The Atlantic port city of Safi is set to have an eco-friendly transportation system in January 2019.
Abdeljalil Labdaoui, president of the Council of the Urban Commune of Safi, announced the new transportation system. A Spanish bus company will oversee the new project, which aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation in Safi, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
Safi’s council initially adopted the plan to integrate eco-friendly buses into Safi’s transportation system during a council session in May 2017.
The new buses, engineered in Germany, are equipped with wifi and surveillance cameras. They also accommodate individuals with special needs.
Starting on January 1, 2019, 45 eco-friendly buses will be introduced to Safi’s transportation system, while 25 of the city’s buses belonging to the Autonomous Urban Transport Authority are currently undergoing repair.
Safi plans to acquire new buses each year, reaching 135 buses in five years.