Saudi Arabia News: "We, in Saudi Arabia, are also facing a similar situation. Actually, we have never thought about a public transport system due to obvious reasons: Fuel prices are very low and there is no import tax on cars, there is no parking fee in the cities.
Due to the above reasons, owning and maintaining a car is easier in the Kingdom. That is why the idea of public transportation never appealed the Saudis. On the contrary, keeping a car is very expensive in other parts of the world — fuel prices are high, one has to pay toll taxes and parking fee."