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The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) decided to generalize the Dubai Government Service Delivery Model to all its strategic services delivered to customers and as such will be the first government entity to apply the Dubai Model to all its service since the initiative was launched last November.
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received in his office H.E. Kym Hewett, the Australian Consul in Dubai in the presence of Elizabeth Gordon, Counselor & Australian Trade Commissioner.
According to latest statistics by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) the average number of daily riders in 2010 was about 957,000 persons compared to 800,000 persons in 2009. "The Dubai Metro has lifted about 38.888 million passengers in 2010 and the average daily rider-ship of the metro is currently hovering around 149,000 passengers and this number is poised to increase with the opening of the remaining metro stations on the Red Line..."
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has achieved the prestigious ISO 27001 certification in Information Security Management Systems; the highest internationally accredited certification for Information Security.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced the launch of ‘Public Transport Day’ initiative on November 1st, 2010 to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the RTA during which free metro, bus and water bus rides will be offered to all Nol Card holders.
Dubai Metro may have altered the commuting scene in this car-loving city, but a year after the first train left the station winning over the hard-core motorists remains an uphill struggle. Despite Dubai's severe financial crisis however, the rail authority is determined to complete its second line, delayed for more than a year.
Passenger numbers are expected to hit 40 million by the end of the year, Mattar Al Tayyer, CEO of the Road and Transport Authority, said, with the opening of the remaining stations on the Red Line, the first of two lines to enter service in the city of around two million people.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that public buses have commuted about 56 million passengers in the first half of this year and it is forecasted that the total number of public bus commuters would hit 119 million passengers by the end of the current year.
"The fares will depend on the length and type of trip. A tourist trip in one water taxi will cost Dh400 per hour. While regular journey will range between Dh50 to the nearest stations namely the Dubai Creek Park (A,B), and up to Dh570for a trip between the two farthest stations namely the stations of Dubai Festival City and the Jebel Ali Hotel and Spa for Boating and Yachting," said Al Tayer.