Transit Unplugged

Transit Unplugged, is the world’s leading public transport podcast with 120 episodes, over 100 guests, seen in 99 countries and counting! The series has brought leaders in transit from around the globe to tell their personal stories sharing insights on becoming transit leaders, what future trends we should expect, and interesting innovations happening at their agencies or in their cities.

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In the latest Transit Unplugged Middle East series podcast, Paul Comfort talks to Mohamed Al-Ghafri, COO of Mwasalat - a major public transport company in Oman. 
In this podcast, Al-Ghafri shares how:

- Omani buses move over 25,000 passengers every day in dedicated lanes.- Mwasalat creates connected, international journeys between Oman and Dubai with expansion plans to Abu Dhabi, and- The company delivers a 93% passenger satisfaction rate.

We have an excellent operation control system to communicate with drivers to slow down or speed up; this helps us manage traffic.

Featured Episodes

Esmaeel Hasan Al Blooshi

MENA Industry Leaders

Ahmed Bahrozyan

CEO, Road and Transport Authority, Dubai

Ahmed Bahrozyan, Abimbola Akinajo, Djan Fanny

Paul Comfort and the panel discuss ways to increase ridership and tactics they have successfully used to bring commuters back to public transport post COVID-19.

He is joined on the panel by Ahmed Bahrozyan, Abimbola Akinajo, Djan Fanny.

Ahmed shares how the Dubai RTA manages multiple transport modes across the Emirate, including taxis, buses, ferries and rail. He also talks about the challenges of catering for ridership growth in one of the world’s fastest-growing cities – and air taxis!

Esmaeel Hasan Al Blooshi

Naif in Hwail

Executive GM, Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority

Executive GM, Transport General Authority, Saudi Arabia

Esmaeel shares his vision to develop a truly integrated multi-modal public transport network incorporating buses, ferries, taxis and limousines to serve the Emirates growing population, supported with business and tourism growth plans.

Naif explains how the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is rapidly expanding their rail network, why the country is a global e-Hail leader, and the enormous task of moving over 2 million people around Mecca and Medina during the Hajj.

– Transit Unplugged’s Host

Paul Comfort is the Chief Customer Officer at Trapeze Group, author of the best-selling book The Future of Public Transportation and a former CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) - the 11th largest public transport system in the United States.

As host of the award-winning, top-rating public transport podcast Transit Unplugged, Paul facilitates open discussions with public transport leaders on their careers, current projects, and future vision. The agenda is ‘unplugged’ and unscripted, so Paul’s guests share what really matters to them.

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Noormah accomplished an award winning viable high speed rail in Malaysia.

Julien Dehornoy wants to make the iconic Melbourne trams better, listen
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Jeremy Yap Creating a Convenient, Clean & Kind Transit Network in Singapore

In this episode, you'll hear about how Noormah Noor create viable high-speed rail service runs between Kuala Lumpur and the airport connecting downtown for travelers and everyday commuters.
Mar 9, 2021  |  Length: 38:32 Minutes

In this wide-ranging interview, we learn how Singapore is creating and expanding a transit system to serve its 5.6 million people with bus & rail service that is clean efficient and kind.
Jun 02, 2021  |  Length: 44:22 Minutes

In this episode, you'll hear about Julien's vision for the future of the tram system and for public transport as a whole in Melbourne.
Sep 15, 2021  |  Length: 35:14 Minutes


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