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A Dubai parking inspector out to stop crime

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.

Dubai tram project still strangled by liquidity woes

Dubai’s long-awaited Al Sufouh tram project could see its launch date delayed further as liquidity woes continue to slow construction, Arabian Business has learned. The consortium of firms behind the 14km tram scaled back work in the wake of the global crisis as Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) struggled to meet its payments.

Dubai Metro operator acquires Mubadala subsidiary

Dubai Metro operator Serco has bought facilities management firm JBI Properties Services Company from Mubadala Development Company, the investment arm of the Abu Dhabi government, it was announced on Thursday. Serco currently manages operation of Dubai Metro stations and depots, the UAE University in Al Ain and the New York University currently being built on Saadiyat Island.

Dubai Metro: Technology at its best

With a capacity to accommodate 48 trains at any given time, Al Qusais Depot is not only the largest of the three depots that serve the Dubai Metro, but is also one of the most advanced in the world. Fully air-conditioned, the depot is divided into three main buildings — a stabiling shed, a Light Repair Workshop and a Heavy Repair Workshop. Apart from this, there is also a test track of more than one kilometre and a fully automatic washing shed.

RTA to boost French relations

Among the most important projects awarded to French firms is Al Safouh Tram, which has seen a milestone last October where His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the model station and carriage of the tram for the project.

Dubai Metro goes Green

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has appointed Serco Middle East to manage and operate the system under a 7 year licence to 2014 with an option to extend for another 5 years to 2019. The RTA is responsible for all public transport in Dubai including the Metro, buses, taxis and water taxis

Emiratis employed all along the Dubai Metro line

Thirty Emiratis have been employed to fill positions created by the opening of the Dubai Metro Green Line. The move is part of a Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) programme to have Emiratis in 30 to 50 per cent of leadership and supervisory jobs within the first five years of the Metro's operation.

Planned opening of Dubai Metro Green Line on track

The Green Line will officially be opened to passengers on Friday, September 9, exactly after two years of the launching of the Red Line on September 9, 2009. The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has deployed 456 buses to shuttle on 39 routes to serve the Line linking the metro stations with the neighbourhood. This includes the normal route buses and the feeder buses.

RTA educates metro riders to comply with regulations, avoid offences

The Rail Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with SERCO (Operator of Dubai Metro) has launched last month a campaign to educate the metro riders on all rules, regulations and proper practices applicable on board the metro carriages, and also benefit & entertain them during the transit time.

Serco says in line, on track for 2012 targets

British outsourcing group Serco said it was on track with its 2011 expectations after some strong contract wins and was well placed to achieve future revenue targets. Serco, which among other things runs London's cycle-hire scheme and Dubai's metro, on Monday said it had won 1.6 billion pounds ($2.62 billion) worth of work since the start of its financial year on Jan. 1.