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RTA briefs Sharjah Transport on e-archiving

A delegation from Sharjah Transport has recently visited the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to review the best practices adopted in RTA’s Administrative Services Dep’t, along with the work mechanism in place, particularly the e-archiving system, with the aim of exchanging expertise, and improving services in a bid to speed up processing and improve the quality deliverables.

RTA Nol cards feature scenes of Dubai

The cards feature images of Dubai’s sites such as the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Al Bastakiya, the Clock roundabout, the Trade Centre, and many other sites and locations. The idea behind issuing these designs is to introduce both residents and visitors to the most important features of Dubai along with its tourism sites and other scenic locations.

Illegal passenger transportation on the rise in Dubai; RTA launches crackdown

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is continuing its campaign to crack down on the practice of providing illegal passenger transportation on private vehicles, against fares which are less than the applicable taxi rates; which amounts to a flagrant breach of transportation rules, be it within Dubai or from Dubai to other Emirates.

Dubai to extend Metro service

Dubai has approved plans to build an additional three lines for its Metro service by 2030 - adding to the two routes already in operation. But in a country where car is king, can public transport ever be a practical answer to overcrowded roads?

RTA launches Deaf Driver initiative

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has yesterday launched the Deaf Driver initiative to sensitize road users to deaf drivers, and alert motorists to vehicles driven by people with hearing disabilities.

Thank you for the New Year’s gift RTA

This morning, according to Gulf News’ reporting, the RTA has given Dubai’s taxi users yet another reason to be disgruntled as the New Year rolls in. If you remember a time when you had to put up with paying the Salik Toll fee on your daily commute then you were a 2007 user. If you’ve arrived here afterwards then it won’t necessarily matter but you still have the right to know.

Dubai Free Public Transport Day

The public transport facilities including Dubai Metro was free between 1am and 12 midnight on Thursday November 1, 2012.

739,000 travel for free in Dubai on Public Transport Day

Almost three quarters of a million commuters travelled for free on the Metro, buses and water taxis to mark Public Transport Day yesterday. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) estimates that 739,000 passengers took advantage of the waived fees, an increase of more than 42,000 from last year.

RTA unveils operational plan of mass transit means

The Roads & Transport Authority has finalized preparations of its Operational Plan of Mass Transit Means; which comprises the Dubai Metro, public buses and taxis, as well as the management of traffic movement at sites witnessing events in Dubai Emirate during Eid al-Adha holiday. The plan has been developed in response to the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expand the entertainment and shopping events in Dubai during the Eid-in-Dubai event; which runs for two weeks from 18 October to 2 November 2012.

Car-free Day on January 18 in Dubai

Announcing this at a press conference on Wednesday, Director General of DM Hussain Nasser Lootah said 13 government offices and ministries, mostly located along the Dubai Metro line are joining the civic body in its annual initiative on its third anniversary. The Municipality will close its parking lots and senior officials and employees of participating entities will board the Metro and buses on Wednesday, leaving their cars back home.

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