Dubai Sees Huge Commuter Growth

Dubai Sees Huge Commuter Growth

Emirate sees massive increase in public transport usage and enhances roads

Over 1.8 million people have used Dubai's public transport services on a daily basis from January to August 2023, according to figures from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

This means that in total, Dubai has seen around 450 million passengers so far in 2023, marking a 12% increase over 2022.

Topping the list in terms of popularity was the Dubai Metro, which has recorded 167 million riders.

Taxis came in at second with 130 million users.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced these statistics as it geared up to celebrate its 18th anniversary and the 14th Public Transport Day initiative on November 1.

Themed ‘Gym on the Go’, the event aims to promote physical fitness and encourage residents and visitors to use public transportation modes.

Road Network Extensions

Dubai’s RTA has also recently completed the construction of internal roadwork extending 1.9km within the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment project at Al Warqa 4.

The scope of works completed included the construction of pedestrian paths, sidewalks, entrances to parking lots, and street lighting.

The project is part of RTA’s commitment to accommodate Dubai's growing population and urbanisation by upgrading the infrastructure of residential areas.

The ultimate goal is to raise the standard of living and boost the happiness and satisfaction of the inhabitants.

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