Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, has revealed that the public transport means of the RTA, which span the Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes and Dubai Taxi, lifted more than 346.5 million passengers in 2011 compared with 332 million passengers in 2010, according to recent figures released by the RTA’s Statistics Section.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, recently stated that since its inception, the RTA has adopted creative and innovative methods to cope with the transportation challenges encountered by Dubai in line with the transition to innovation, which is being increasingly considered as the most important ingredient of any modern organisation.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, has stated that the RTA is making headway in attaining high traffic safety rates for public buses. He revealed that the RTA managed to reduce the rates of bus accidents resulting in immoderate injuries to as low as 0.47 per cent per 100,000 kilometres in 2011, whereas the target rate was 1 per cent per 100,000 kilometres. He attributed the drop in serious crashes of public buses to the full attention paid by the RTA to training and qualifying bus drivers on coping with various road conditions and circumstances, besides the implementation of the offences and fines regulations to drivers flouting the driving rules applicable in the UAE.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of a bonus amounting to Dh26,388,000 to Emiratis whose taxicab number plates are operated by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and Taxi Franchise Companies at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA); the total number of which is 6,597 plates.