Dubai Taxi passes massive one billion passenger milestone

That's more than 682 million journeys

Dubai Taxi passes massive one billion passenger milestone

Avid user of the Dubai Taxi? Congratulations, you’ve helped the well-established corporation pass a massive milestone, along with other big feats.

The Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has passed picking up one billion passengers since launching in 1995, director-general and chairman of RTA Mattar Al Tayer has revealed.

Since starting 25 years ago, the corporation has also made a total number of 682 million journeys via Dubai Taxis, along with growing its taxi fleet from 81 to 5,201 vehicles.

That’s not all, as the the number of drivers has increased from 886 to 11,500 drivers, the number of staff jumped from 23 to 1131 employees and taxi services grew from a single service to 13 services during the time.

The huge accomplishments were partly due to the improvements in AI via the DTC app – striking a balance between supply and demand for the taxi service, analysing trip details, and direct the fleet to demand hotspots.

The app has also reduced the average time of dispatching taxis to clients to 6.5 minutes, and slashing the waiting time from 11 to 5 minutes at Dubai Airport’s Terminal 3.

With its success, RTA also aims to increasing the proportion of electric and hybrid new vehicles reduce fuel consumption and carbon emission by as much as 47 percent, thanks to the new generation of Toyota hybrid vehicles added to Dubai Taxi fleet.

It’s in line with Dubai’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 16 percent in 2021, and RTA’s plan to transform 50 percent of Dubai Taxi fleet into hybrid vehicles by 2021.

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