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RTA extends submission deadline for Scientific Research Award

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has extended the deadline for making submissions to the inaugural edition of its Scientific Research Award up to October 31, 2012 instead of mid of September.

RTA starts traffic awareness lessons in schools

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has started a traffic awareness programme for school students, as it called upon parents to exercise care and caution while driving in the vicinity of schools.

RTA plans 13 pedestrian bridges

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently awarded a contract for designing and constructing 13 pedestrian overpasses, costing Dh45 million, in Dubai. The project is supposed to be completed within eight months. Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA Mattar Al Tayer announced that once it is completed, the number of pedestrian overpasses in the emirate will rise from 74 to 87, including the 34 footbridges of the metro stations.

Dubai residents complain about lack of lighting

Residents in the parts of Dubailand that have opened say they have been left in the dark by the master developer, which has not switched on traffic or street lights throughout the giant development. Dubai Holdings has tried to improve the situation by putting barriers around a particularly dangerous junction that has experienced a rise in traffic since the Skycourt towers, with 2,300 apartments, opened more than six months ago.

RTA cuts carbon footprint by 1m kg of carbon dioxide

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai reduced one million kilogrammes of carbon dioxide last year and saved Dhs3.4 million, a great contribution.

New road eases traffic problems in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened the new western parallel road connecting Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) to Al Barsha, Emirates Hills and The Meadows. "Residents, workers and visitors now have a number of transit options available to them, including access points for motorists on the north and south side of the community, as well as two conveniently located Metro stations serving JLT," he added.

76 more outlets to sell Nol cards

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has increased the number of outlets selling Unified Fare Cards (Nol cards) for mass transit commuters, spanning the metro, public buses, and the water bus as well as motorists paying for parking fees in Dubai.

Medical tests for professional drivers

Professional drivers in Dubai may soon need to pass medical fitness tests, to be allowed to continue in their job, traffic authorities have said.

RTA trains bus drivers on how to ensure success of 'Public...

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is seeking to make the 3rd edition of the Public Transport Day a highly captivating event with the aim of attracting more passengers to use public transport means, including the metro, public buses and water bus, free of charge for one day.

Dubai Metro offers nearly 200 retail units for rent

Adnan Al Hamadi, CEO of the RTA's Rail Agency, said the retail units offered "unique" business opportunities to companies. "They are expected to attract a wide spectrum of international brands, and accordingly boost the existing partnership between the RTA and private sector businesses," he said.