28 Apr. 2016
- Press release
The UITP (International Association of Public Transport) MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition concluded yesterday in Dubai and reflected the urgency to find congestion-cutting solutions in the region. Cities in the MENA region are seeing rapid urbanisation, with two thirds of citizens now living in cities. These cities are now also facing the issue of sprawl, with urban populations relocating to suburban areas. At the same time, economic growth combined with the relatively low cost of running a car is leading to increasing motorisation.