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A delegation from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry visited the Customer Service Department, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to get acquainted with the systems and programmes adopted by the Department in customer relations, especially as regards suggestions made by internal or external customers along with the mechanism adopted to motivate them to make feasible suggestions in the context of sharing experiences capable of improving the overall business conduct.
Mahmoud Al Mousa approaches his job as a parking inspector with a gentle demeanour that hides his tough as nails attitude when it comes to criminals. The 38-year-old Emirati parking inspector with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is just as serious about his responsibility as a citizen vigilante, something that the two thieves and an alcohol-smuggling gang he busted will readily admit.
The highest number of Metro passengers fined, were for eating or chewing gum, offences many said they were ignorant about. In 2011, 10,229 violations were registered, “majority of whom violated the rule prohibiting eating and drinking in certain designated areas,” the director of Rail Operations, Eng. Ramadan Abdullah Mohammed told The Gulf Today on Sunday.
The new ‘Go4it' credit card comes with Nol transit application, used for making payments on the RTA transit network and at parking meters. The credit card is linked to Nol and Salik accounts and can be configured to automatically top up these accounts when the funds fall below certain levels.
Walking to work and cycling to work can help encourage people to using public transport, said a senior officer from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The Emirate of Dubai is pursuing a target of at least 30 per cent of the use of public transport by the year 2020.
Roads, bridges and other transport projects are among the schemes the RTA is keen to press ahead with this year. The emirate has already boosted its transport system with the near completion of the Dubai Metro and the continuing construction of Al Maktoum International Airport near Jebel Ali.
Philippe Dauba Pantanacce, senior economist at Standard Chartered Bank, said the road tolls formed a vital part of government cashflow. “Salik is an indirect tax through a toll system and in a country where there is no direct taxation, except in a few circumstances, any source of revenue is better than nothing,” he told Arabian Business. “It is also much more reliable than hydrocarbon revenues for example.