Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed that 1,631,861 million riders used its public transport, shared mobility means and taxis during the the New Year’s Eve 2022.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer announced the start of trials and preparations of digital maps needed for deploying these vehicles by the end of this year. As such, Dubai will be the first city outside the USA to operate such vehicles.
Public transport includes the metro, tram, public buses, marine transport means (abras, ferry, water taxi, water bus), e-hail vehicles and taxis (Dubai Taxi and franchise companies).
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently carried out two inspection operations relating to passenger transport activity, and fare evasion on public transport means.
During the month of Ramadan, customer happiness centres will open from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 17:00, and on Friday from 9:00 to 14:00. RTA’s Head Office will operate as usual around the clock.
Named DS1, the service will start commuting between Expo 2020 Metro Station and Dubai South as of May 19, 2022. It aims to improve the integration between public transport and urban planning in the emirate.
Al Tayer: Thanks to the support of Mohammed bin Rashid and the follow-up of Hamdan Bin Mohammed, we succeeded in delivering exceptional mobility service to Expo visitors
Al Tayer noted that the Remote Bus Performance Monitoring Centre had also contributed to reducing fuel consumption and faults by 5 to 10%. Moreover, the City Brain system is expected to increase the bus ridership by as much as 17%.
Mattar Al Tayer revealed that Dhs16.1b was contributed to Dubai’s Economy in 2022 by the commercial transport sector, which is regulated by RTA. The sector employs around 242,000 jobs by more than 7,000 companies.