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MENA Transport Report 2020/2021

  • MENA
  • Benchmarking
  • Best practice
  • Data
  • MaaS
  • New mobility
  • On-demand
  • Operators
  • Urban mobility
What is the MENA Transport Report?

The MENA Transport Report provides a comprehensive overview of the national and urban passenger transport landscape of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Currently in its 6th edition, this flagship report of the UITP MENA Center for Transport Excellence is the premier reference document for public transport and urban mobility in MENA.

What is covered in the 2020/2021 report?

With six new city chapters in Egypt, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, the MENA Transport Report 2020/2021 features 13 countries and 37 cities in the MENA region.

From core public transport services to new mobility services including on-demand buses and electric bike- and scooter-sharing, the report covers all modes of transport.

Country and city chapters outline relevant public transport authorities and strategies as well as describe existing public transport services and ongoing and planned projects.


Which cities are featured?

Cities featured in the MENA Transport Report 2020/2021

Where does MENA stand?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant and direct impacts on the global urban mobility ecosystem. From mega-rail projects to e-bus deployments and the implementation of first- and last-mile solutions, the MENA region is back on track on its path to increasing and improving sustainable transport.

The report tracks and presents the progress of public transport in MENA using regional overview maps and benchmarks with international cities.

The urban mobility sector in the MENA Region has been driven by ambitious projects and a shared determination of decision makers to provide their population with a broader range of transport modes, cutting-edge technologies and services centered around customers’ needs. The MENA Transport Report 2020/2021 is a must read to understand the latest projects, strategies as well as the specificities for each city.
Mohammed Mezghani
UITP Secretary General

International and regional benchmarking

  • Public transport modal shares
  • Public transport supply
  • Public transport ridership incl. pre- and post-pandemic
  • Public transport fares
  • Car ownership rates

Regional overview maps

  • Public transport modes in MENA cities
  • Digitalisation of Public Transport
  • Decarbonisation of Public Transport
  • New Mobility Services
  • Urban public transport projects

How can you use the MENA Transport Report?

The MENA Transport Report is essentially a data reference and benchmarking resource that can be used by policymakers, decision-takers, industry leaders, and academic researchers for business development, target-setting and research.

How can you get the report?

UITP members can access the report via MyLibrary.

Non-members can request a copy by contacting [email protected]

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