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Dubai clocks 450 million public transport riders in 8 months

Dubai clocks 450 million public transport riders in 8 months
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Around 450 million riders used public transport in Dubai within the first eight months of 2023, marking a 12 per cent improve year-on-year.

Dubai Metro was the preferred mode, serving 167 million riders, whereas taxis catered to 130 million customers and public buses served 111 million commuters.

Marine transport ferried 11 million passengers, and Dubai Tram served 5.6 million riders.

Shared transportation means, together with e-hail, sensible leases, and Bus-on-Demand, served about 26 million passengers. 

The stats had been launched by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), coinciding with its 18th anniversary and the 14th Public Transport Day initiative.

This 12 months’s Public Transport Day marketing campaign runs from October 24 to November 8 beneath the theme “Gym on the Go”, which focuses on public well being and bodily health of the neighborhood.

Integrated Network

Between 2006 and 2022, Dubai’s highway community expanded from 8,715 lane-km to 18,768 lane-km, and the variety of bridges and tunnels elevated from 129 to 988.

During the identical interval, the variety of footbridges and subways (together with Dubai Metro and Tram amenities) elevated greater than fourfold from 26 to 122.

Likewise, the biking lanes skilled exponential progress from 9 km to 543 km and can attain 833 km by 2026.

Coastal areas like Jumeirah, Al Sufouh, and Marina might be linked to outer tracks at Al Qudra, Saih Al Salam, and Nad Al Sheba throughout Al Barsha, Dubai Hills, and Nad Al Sheba.

Sustainable Transport

The RTA’s ‘Zero-Emissions Public Transportation in Dubai 2050’ technique goals to mitigate local weather change impacts and reduce the carbon footprint throughout all its operations, together with remodeling 100 per cent of public buses to electrical and hydrogen-powered by 2050 and remodeling taxis and limousines totally to electrical or hydrogen-driven automobiles by 2040.

Smart Mobility

The RTA is forging forward with Dubai’s technique to remodel 25 per cent of all mobility journeys into sensible self-driving journeys by 2030.

It has already completed the preliminary stage of making ready digital maps to facilitate the operation of Cruise’s ‘Origin’ autonomous automobiles.

The service will make its debut later this 12 months, positioning Dubai as the primary metropolis outdoors the United States to function Cruise autonomous automobiles commercially.

In 2023, 5 Cruise autonomous automobiles devoted to taxi and e-hail providers might be launched. The fleet will develop to 4,000 vehicles by 2030.

Source web site: www.dubai92.com