Tag: transportation

Anthony El-Khoury, Uber’s Middle East manager

Uber: Legal at Last?

Uber says new legislation could be imminent to finally regulate Jordan’s fast growing ride-hailing sector. By Dina al Wakeel Ride-hailing services have had anything but an easy ride since they first began shaking up Jordan’s creaky transport sector around two…

The EBRD

EBRD Could Boost Investment to 150 Million Euros This Year

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said it could invest as much as 150 million euros in Jordan in 2017, up from 120 million euros the previous year. “Last year’s target started off with 120 million euros that…

Laith Al Qasem

Working as One

If they really want to achieve sustainable economic growth, Jordan’s public and private sectors need to start seeing each other as allies rather than adversaries. By Laith Al Qasem Public–Private Dialogue (PPD) is an increasingly valuable tool that enables public…

Mudassir Sheikha, the Cofounder of Careem

Careem and the Irresistible Rise of Ride-Hailing

Despite coming up against regulatory hurdles and protests from taxi drivers, the cofounder of Careem says his ride-hailing platform is in Jordan to stay. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Mudassir Sheikha, the cofounder of Careem, the Dubai-based ride-hailing platform, made a flying…

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Driving Demographics

We need to start considering what role demographic trends have to play in Jordan’s growing congestion problem. By Hazem Zureiqat When we talk about traffic congestion in Jordan, we tend to view it as a snapshot in time and refer…

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Careem Aims to Recruit 10,000 Drivers by 2018

Fast-growing ride-hailing service Careem said it’s aiming to hire 10,000 drivers in Jordan by 2018, despite encountering regulatory problems in the Kingdom. The Dubai-based startup said it also planned to hire a further 2,000 employees to operate a new regional…

Ayman Smadi

Ayman Smadi’s Transport Legacy

Amman’s outgoing transport chief Ayman Smadi represents a shining example of how a dedicated civil servant can make a positive difference to our everyday lives. GAM should ensure that the work he started progresses as planned. By Hazem Zureiqat Last month,…

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Going Underground

A metro system for Amman? With the proper planning, the idea might not be as outlandish as you think. On a few occasions this year, Amman’s mayor Akel Biltaji has expressed enthusiasm for an ambitious plan to construct a metro…

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A Long-Needed Law

A sweeping new law is finally about to come into force should give public transportation in Jordan a big boost. By Hazem Zureiqat After three years of gathering dust in parliament, a new law that governs passenger transport in Jordan…

The Rum Group: A Lesson in Resilience

Jordan’s tourism sector is going through a rough patch. But the Rum Group, which has a foothold in everything from hospitality to aviation, is better positioned than most to weather the downturn. By Rebecca Irvine Now is arguably not a…