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Nol cardholders will be able to zip around the emirate for free today on the Metro, buses and water buses for the Roads and Transport Authority's third annual Public Transport Day. Festivities include a street party on Al Seef Road between 5pm and 9pm, and RTA employees will hold quiz shows at bus shelters and Metro stations to award commuters with iPads, bikes and Nol cards.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) considers sponsors of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) as partners in the success made by the Award since launched in 2008 in view of the material & moral support provided, rendering the Award capable of making excellent progresses and broadening its reach to cover government and semi-government entities as well as private businesses across the UAE rather than being just confined to Dubai Emirate; which in turn consolidated the sustainable transport concepts in the UAE.
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received in his office H.E. Umej Bhatia, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai, in the context of boosting links & continued cooperation with various local, regional and international entities.
In implementation of the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has embarked on the construction of two cycling tracks at Seih Assalam and Al-Qudrah areas extending 45 kilometers, at a cost of about 19 million dirham.
The Dubai Metro has bagged three excellence awards at the level of the Middle East in winning the Rail Project of the Year Award 2012, Rail Visionary of the Year Award, and Special Merit Award for Commitment to the Environment Award.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received H.E. David Wooton, Mayor of the Financial District in London, along with H.E. Alan Yarrow, the Sheriff of the City of London.
RTA has solid practices in cooperating and partnering with the private sector in constructing various infrastructure projects in roads sector (roads, bridges, tunnels, crossings), and different transport systems. The volume of road projects and transportation systems undertaken by the private sector in the past six years has exceeded Dhs50bn.
"Accomplishing the Dubai Metro project, considering its length and number of stations, in less than 5 years exceeds what the Ukraine has achieved over 50 years!," commented Kolesnikov who he headed a senior Ukrainian delegation in a visit to the RTA where he was received by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.
Al Tayer expressed his pleasure in having this MoU signed with the MTR which boasts over 30 years of experience in operating trains & public buses, and currently runs a number trains in Hong Kong, Europe, China and Australia.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), stated that the shrewd vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, enabled the Dubai Emirate to thrive and prosper like no other city in the region, rendering it a creative city punctuated with investment projects spanning airports, ports, rail and transport systems.