By WAM www.emirates247.com
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, on Tuesday honoured the winners of the 8th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (Dast) 2015.
The Award is one of the key initiatives developed by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to leverage public and private sectors to contribute to alleviating the traffic congestion, and conserving the environment.
The honouring ceremony was held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, and a number of heads of public and private entities attended the ceremony.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) emerged as the winner of the Mobility Management category for an initiative of lifting employees on mass transit buses, which contributed to reducing the use of private vehicles, and encouraging individuals to use public transport means.
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT) was the runner-up for launching Abu Dhabi Transportation Mobility Management Implementation Program in January 2014 in continuation of the Mobility Movement Management initiative rolled out by the DOT in 2011.
The programme is considered one of the most comprehensive projects of its kind worldwide, and sets out ambitious objectives for realising long-term results for Abu Dhabi residents, employees and visitors. More info