Mobility in Jubail & Ras Al-Khair
Jubail and Ras Al-Khair are two industrial cities located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. Both are immersed in an important process of growth. With over 430,000 inhabitants between them, these metropolises are in need of a new high performance urban and interurban transport system for the efficient and sustainable development of both cities.
Smart mobility in the leading industrial cities of the country
IDOM is collaborating with the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu in the realization of a study to analyze the feasibility of a new safer interurban public transport system that mitigates road congestion and offers solutions to the appearance of uncontrolled and itinerant car parks in certain areas, due to the dependence on private vehicles.
Specifically, IDOM is developing a transport model, using the most advanced technologies for data collection: BTM Bluetooth antennas (for origin/destination traffic data collection), video measurement of traffic and radars (SR4 Doppler and RTMS SX 300) for the average daily traffic and traffic density. With this system, a more representative and better-quality sample is obtained compared to other traditional methods.
The study is divided into two phases: firstly, the suburban transport service between both cities is defined (both for passenger and freight traffic), and, secondly, the urban mobility evaluation of Jubail and Ras Al-Khair is carried out, with the aim of developing the strategic plan for sustainable urban mobility.
The final objective of this project is to develop and maintain analysis and forecasting tools (multimodal transport model), providing an instrument that defines current and future challenges, and practical solutions and transportation initiatives to resolve them.