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Most GCC transport firms see driverless trucks by 2028

More than three quarters (82 percent) of GCC transport companies expect autonomous trucks to become a viable option on the roads within the next...

UAE and Saudi Arabia lead GCC rail, metro construction schemes

Road congestion is a serious problem in the world’s biggest cities, and the Middle East is no exception. For instance, Dubai’s motorists spent an average of...

Dh2,000 fine, 6 black points for this traffic offense in UAE

The Sharjah Police have warned residents crossing the UAE borders not to overload their vehicles. Speaking to Khaleej Times, Lt Saud Al Shaiba, director of the...

Opinion: Full speed ahead for GCC’s metro projects

Rapidly-urbanising Middle East and North Africa countries need to overcome rising levels of traffic congestion and pollution. Rail projects – especially metros and trams...

French firm hired to oversee expansion of UAE rail network

French firm Egis has been awarded a project management consultancy contract for the development of the UAE's railway network. The company said in a statement...

5G digital boom to generate $28bn in GCC revenues by 2023

A 5G enabled digital boom in industries across the GCC is expected to generate around $28 billion in revenues by 2023, a new report...

Hyder to design new Jeddah transport system

Hyder has been appointed as a part of the Foster + Partners team to develop the architectural vision for a new, comprehensive public transport system in Jeddah.

Saudi Electric wins $390m Makkah metro contract

Makkah officials have penned a $390m (SAR1.45bn) deal with the Saudi Electric Company to connect and supply electricity to the Makkah metro project.

Work on Riyadh Metro tunnel to start in 2 months

Work on the tunnel for the first line of the Riyadh Metro is expected to start after two months with the arrival of the spare parts of the tunnel boring machine (TBM) imported from Germany.

GCC to invest over $200b in rail project

Over $200 billion will be invested in over 40,000km of rail across the GCC, Dr. Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Salim Al Futaisi, Oman Minister of Transport and Communications, said Sunday at the opening of the GCC Rail and Metro Conference 2015 in Muscat.

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