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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has issued exclusive Silver and Gold Nol Cards for public transport users in Dubai Emirate to commemorate the opening of the Green Line of Dubai Metro scheduled for launch on Sept 9th in a limited edition of about ten thousand cards only.
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that mass transit modes in Dubai comprising Dubai Metro, public buses, water transport and taxicabs, have lifted in the first half of this year 180,544,372 passengers.
Mr. Essa Abdulrahman Al Dosari, CEO of the Public Transport Agency, stated that these initiatives included three axes. The first axis is concerned with the policies and systems of environmental management and mobility programs.
His Excellency Michael Camuñez, Assistant US Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance commended the projects delivered by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and their contribution to easing the congestion and developing modern mass transit systems spanning Dubai Metro, public buses, and marine transit modes in addition to an extensive network of roads and bridges capable of satisfying the needs of the Emirate in future.
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..."