Free metro, bus and water bus rides on Nov. 1



DUBAI— Free metro, bus and water bus rides will be offered to all Nol Card holders on November 1, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, announced the launch of ‘Public Transport Day’ initiative on November 1st, 2010 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the RTA in a speech at the 125th anniversary of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in Brussels.

He said: “Public Transport Day initiative, which features the participation of various public and private entities as well as various segments of the community, aims at boosting the role of Dubai Emirate in supporting initiatives that contribute to the improvement of the environment and sustained development, encouraging the public to use mass transit modes, promoting RTA modern transport network (metro, buses and marine transit modes), increasing the ridership of public transport means, and enhancing the integration of multi-modal transport.”

“The initiative also seeks to showcase the leading role of Dubai Emirate in general and RTA in particular in promoting public transport and diffusing the culture of mass transportation among the community members.”