Dubai's RTA lifts 346.5m passengers in 2011


By Andy Sambidge

A total of 346.5 million passengers used public transport in Dubai last year, Mattar Al Tayer, chairman and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

The passenger figures compared with 332 million passengers lifted in 2010, a 4.3 percent rise,  according to the figures released by the RTA’s statistics section.

The average number of daily riders on Dubai’s public transport system reached 963,000 compared to 922,000 in 2010, the RTA said.

“The RTA has been endeavouring to upgrade the mass transit systems to make them the ideal choice of people in the Emirate,” said Al Tayer in a statement released on Saturday. More info