RTA to sell only 10,000 commemorative cards exclusively at stations to coincide with inauguration of new line
Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has issued exclusive Silver and Gold Nol Cards for public transport users in Dubai to commemorate the opening of the Green Line of Dubai Metro.
All sectors and agencies of the RTA have obtained the assets management certification, PAS 55, presented by the British SGS Group, and the RTA has thus become the first government department or authority in the Middle East to obtain this international certificate.
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.
The RTA has completed the construction of a large number of bicycle stands as part of the initial phase of allocating bike stands at Dubai Metro stations on both the Red and Green Lines, with a view to enhancing integrated public transport systems in Dubai and accordingly encourage the public to use bikes, particularly on short trips. The rest of the bike stands planned, the total number of which sits at 3,000 stands, are set to be completed in the first quarter of this year.