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These kiosks contain a variety of information and services that meet the needs of the metro riders, and the service is nominated to the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Government Award in the Best Internal Cooperation category.
The Roads and Transport Authority RTA has launched the smart metro information kiosk service by deploying 50 information systems in 23 metro stations on both the Red and Green Lines, offering a diverse cast of information and services to meet the needs of the metro riders.
The Public Transport Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched at the advent of February the “One Day in Dubai,” initiative, a new fare saving public transportation package, which allows the passenger to experience all public transport modes and visit most attractive areas in new and old Dubai.
RTA's Rail Agency has recently launched the Metro Mini Entertainer at the Dubai Metro stations. This Entertainer is a discount voucher booklet and contains savings from over 30 different outlets representing restaurants and leisure centers located close to the Metro stations.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that the number of users of public transport means (Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes, and taxicabs of the Dubai Taxi Corporation only) in the first half of this year has hit 165,527,687 riders.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently launched, for the second time running, Terhal Integrated Package, and distributed it in several Dubai Metro stations, various business outlets and money exchange shops. The Package, which includes purchase vouchers and discounts of up to AED 2000, is sold to the worth of AED 65.
The RTA will have notices on all 14 glass doors on all 28 Metro stations. These are already up at Burjuman, Union and Al Rigga. The notices clearly illustrate that people getting off have to leave from the centre of the door, while commuters getting on need to queue on either side of the door and after those getting off are done, can get on.
Shopping malls near Dubai's new Green Line have already enjoyed an increase in visitors as more customers opt to take the Metro over their cars. The two malls will compete with a huge amount of retail in the Metro system after the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced last month that 200 retail units were available to rent in various stations.