Dubai: RTA latest transportation usage during world fair announced

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Dubai: RTA latest transportation usage during world fair announced

According to the latest statistics, 37.3 million people used RTA services during the Expo 2020 Dubai timeframe.

This accounts for 67% of Expo’s overall transportation usage. 26.3 million passengers used public transportation, including the Dubai Metro, public buses, taxis, and e-hail services.

RTA’s Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Mattar Al Tayer, stated that RTA’s transportation systems serviced 37% of Expo visitors and approximately 11 million motorists parked in RTA’s parking lots throughout the event.

“The integrated infrastructure of road and transportation networks, as well as the master mobility plan developed by RTA in cooperation with strategic partners, was instrumental in facilitating the movement of residents and visitors from Dubai and other emirates to Expo 2020,” claimed Al Tayer.

Total Number of Trips

Dubai Metro registered 8.2 million users and covered more than 5.7 million kilometers during the world fair, which began on October 1, 2021 and finished on March 31, 2022. Public buses, on the other hand, transported 15.5 million passengers across a distance of almost 7.3 million kilometers.

The Expo Rider Intercity bus service had 1 million passengers; the Expo Rider Dubai bus service had 1.4 million; the Parking Shuttles to the three Expo 2020 Dubai gates had 10.2 million riders; and the People Mover buses between gates had 2.8 million riders.

According to Al Tayer, 2.5 million people used taxi and e-hail services like Careem and Uber.

“RTA managed more than 29,000 parking slots at the site of Expo at several zones,” he claimed. “Eleven million users used RTA’s parking services.”

“To manage parking and ensure a safe and smooth flow of vehicles to and from parking lots, RTA used sophisticated technology. “It included the use of smart messaging signs and the management of parking through a smart system connected to the traffic movement control centre to identify the vacant parking slots at the site. The Call Centre received more than 30,000 calls, and customers’ satisfaction rating exceeded 92 percent,” he added.

RTA spent more than Dh15 billion to build an integrated infrastructure to serve Expo 2020 Dubai. Route 2020, a 15-kilometer extension of the Dubai Metro that connects seven stations with newly procured 50 trains, is at the top of the list.

RTA built a large road network with 138 lane kilometers and nine flyovers, as well as deployed more than 200 public buses with the best international standards. It operated 18 stations and bus stops in Dubai and other significant towns in the UAE, as well as over 15,000 cabs and limos. KMB/Expat Media


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