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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.
"Dubai Taxi Corporation attaches great importance to providing Dubai taxi drivers with special training and awareness, in accordance with the best international standards, since they are our ambassadors, who are on the front line, interacting with customers," Yousuf Al Ali, acting CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, said.
In my community report published in Gulf News on September 4, 2010, I had written about the need for one more NOL card machine in the Naif Park bus stop in Deira. This bus stop is one of the biggest bus stops in Dubai. I always saw long queues in front of the NOL card machine on a daily basis.
The government of Dubai also has direct contingent liabilities estimated at $7.6 billion related to guarantees for DEWA ($3.6 billion) and RTA ($1.8billion), as well as $2.2 billion under a shortfall guarantee relating to the restructuring of DW.