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“The Inter-City public buses make 900 daily trips through 12 routes connecting Dubai with other emirates, lifting more than 35,000 passengers, whereas the seven routes connecting Dubai emirate with Sharjah carry more than 17,000 passengers a day,” he added.
The Congress will see the participation of about 1000 delegates representing 25 countries and is expected to attract around 3000 visitors over three days, in addition to 66 exhibitors from 16 countries taking part in the accompanying exhibition.”
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that mass transit systems of the RTA - comprising the Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes and taxis (Dubai Taxi and franchise companies taxis) - have all lifted 440.672 million passengers in 2013, according to statistics released by RTA Statistics Section.
More than 500 new projects were launched in Dubai during 2013, the highest number for five years, according to new data.
Just over four decades ago, when the first road in Dubai was laid, who would have imagined a million cars in Dubai? Not many would have envisaged the Metro either when a fleet of five buses was launched in 1968 as the first public bus service.
Hitting the gym, taking up a sport and eating healthy are just some of the baby steps that most people take to get fit But did you know that abandoning the luxury of your car and opting for the public transport instead and exploring your own city could also direct you in that direction?
During the month of Ramadan the frequency of trains servicing Dubai's Red and Green Line will be reduced, the Roads and Transport Authority has stated. Just like every year, we reduce the frequency of trains operating during Ramadan," said Ramadan Abdullah, director of the Rail Operations Department, RTA.
This month every Metro station of the Red and Green will have a new set of instructions added to the Metro signage. On the platform in front of each door, arrows direct users to disembark through the middle of the gateway, while passengers who want to get on the train are instructed to do so from the left and right sides.
Metro and bus commuters in Dubai will soon be able to pay for their journey using mobile phones. A senior official at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed the service would be made available by the third quarter of this year. Speaking with Khaleej Times, Abdulla Al Madani, CEO of Corporate Technical Support Services at RTA said: “We are working very closely with telecom providers in the UAE to roll out Nol services on mobile phones by the third quarter of this year.”