The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently held the second Government Innovation Lab for Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector 2016 entitled “First, Last Mile Transportation.”
The event was attended by Nasir Abu Shehab, CEO of Strategy & Corporate Governance Sector as well as a crème of researchers, scholars, students and representatives of the public & private sectors concerned with the transportation sector. The brainstorming sessions resulted in adopting 17 innovative ideas that have enriched the discussion topic.
“The First, Last Mile Transportation is one of the key topics considered crucial for the future of RTA, at which an array of ideas, initiatives concerned with the transportation sector in Dubai from all perspectives were discussed. A presentation was made recapping the current position of public transport and highlighting future initiatives planned for by RTA. The lab resulted in adopting 17 innovative ideas enabling RTA to undertake projects that will bridge the mobility gap associated with the First, Last mile.
The topic looks into how commuters can have smooth access to certain destinations such as malls, clinics, residential complexes and parks through transit service feeding public transport such as the metro and tram.
“The lab is compatible with the directions of the Dubai Government aimed at boosting innovation, and RTA plans to nurture the culture of innovation to ensure the success of all its projects undertaken at world class standards. Holding labs helps identify the best ideas generated through brainstorming sessions encouraging unlimited thinking aloud.
“The lab focused on discussing and identifying the future global trends of transport systems, particularly as transportation has become one of the key challenges facing the modern world. Being a key player in the field, RTA is keen on reviewing ideas and innovative solutions in this field and implementing them on the ground in enhancing the global profile of Dubai,” added Abu Shehab.
At the conclusion of the sessions, Abu Shehab honoured all the representatives of participants and called on them to commit more efforts to help in achieving the most successful transit systems in the Emirate of Dubai. More info