10 years of putting Dubai on fast-track to being super-connected


By Staff  www.emirates247.com

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is celebrating on November 1, 2015, its 10th anniversary with huge achievements despite multiple challenges encountered from the early days of establishing the RTA.

2It had to tackle right from the beginning the transfer of tasks, assets and technological systems from the Dubai Municipality, General HQ of Dubai Police, and Dubai Transportation Corporation in a record time.

It had also to address the sourcing of competent administrative and technical cadres, ease the traffic congestion, improve the traffic safety level, and increase the ridership of public transport means.

Overall, it has managed to achieve more than 90% of its strategic plan covering matters related to upgrading the infrastructure of roads, public transit means, pedestrian facilities and traffic safety.

The flagship projects of the decade are the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram, followed by the sprawling network of roads, underpasses, flyovers as well as public transit systems and a variety of marine transit modes. More info