RTA sets roadmap for maturity in corporate innovation

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By Rana Mesbah  www.ameinfo.com

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), stated that since inception, the RTA had adopted creative and innovative methods to cope with the transportation challenges encountered by the Emirate of Dubai in line with the transition to innovation; which is being increasingly considered as the most important ingredient of any modern organization.

Laila Faridoon.
Laila Faridoon.

He pointed out that the creation of the RTA itself had been a creative idea whereby all sectors relating to roads, mass transport and vehicle licensing were put together under one umbrella in order to measure up to the challenges of traffic congestions and the limited usage of mass transport modes.

“The only option we have had in hand to confront major challenges for which the RTA was established, was to figure out innovation-oriented solutions to address such challenges. Thanks to the directives, unlimited support and persistent follow-up by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council; and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Vice-Chairman of the Executive Council, we were able to implement many of the innovative solutions which contributed to turning the dream into reality and achieving RTA’s vision of “safe and smooth transport for all,” said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer continued, “RTA has put in place an innovation strategy based on a comprehensive evaluation of various practices and operations reflected in the formation of the innovation team comprising elite RTA’s employees capable of supporting RTA with innovative and improvised ideas. The team examines the strategic challenges facing the RTA, seeks appropriate measures to bypass them and provides innovative ideas that contribute effectively to developing workmanship within the RTA.” More info