The government on Saturday decided to go ahead with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
The decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting to discuss the possibility of reviving the stalled project.
At the meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji said the project is part of a plan that seeks to provide transport solutions and ease traffic congestion in the capital.
Biltaji said that it was decided during the meeting to examine the best approach towards implementation, adding that the project will provide safe and fast transport services at a reasonable cost.
A government committee in February recommended that the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) should restart the BRT project after making minor amendments.
Work on the project stopped in the summer of 2011 amid concerns over its feasibility and funding, before the Cabinet officially suspended it and halted all related tenders.
The multimillion-dinar project, which GAM embarked on in 2009, entails operating premium, high-capacity buses that can carry more than 120 passengers and will run on a three-minute frequency during peak hours on segregated lanes along Amman's busiest corridors.
Public transportation experts have called the BRT "the best option for a city like Amman" to resolve its growing "public transportation dilemma".
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