The international public transport hackathon, organised by Dubai's Roads and Transport authority and the Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT
) Foundation, with the support of the International Association of Public Transport, saw participation from students coming from 30 countries around the world who presented solutions advancing the transport sector towards sustainability.
Y4PT promotes ideas that could help encourage young people to use public transport in major cities across the world and involves them in developing these ideas.
Another Y4PT project is a commuter loyalty programme called Smile.
Na'eem will be considered in the RTA's next innovation cycle, Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation and chairman of RTA's Y4PT, told Khaleej Times.
Coming in second place with Dh10,000 cash prize at the Y4PT is the Eco-Traveller idea by American University in Dubai students Ali Yaqoob, Ahmad Mehravaran, Mostafa Elsayed and Fares Najm.
Y4PT is non-profit organisation, sponsored by RTA and affiliated to the UITP, with Head Office in Belgium.
"We hope the Y4PT initiative will contribute to building a global ecosystem of young leaders, who share common values, have the hard skills to produce results, and possess a deep commitment to creating a more inclusive world.
Due to the collaboration with Y4PT
, the RTA will have full access to the student online discussions, which will later be used as market research.