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Competition for self-driving vehicles in Dubai soon

In line with Dubai's vision to become one of the smartest cities in the world, the Roads and Transportation announced the creation of an...

RTA takes part in Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2015 for the...

For the fourth year in a row, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is taking part in the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2015 to be held at the Dubai Marina Creek by the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club during the period 5 - 7 November 2015.

739,000 travel for free in Dubai on Public Transport Day

Almost three quarters of a million commuters travelled for free on the Metro, buses and water taxis to mark Public Transport Day yesterday. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) estimates that 739,000 passengers took advantage of the waived fees, an increase of more than 42,000 from last year.

Emirates NBD to unveil RTA card today

The multi-purpose card will enable customers to use their Visa debit and Visa credit cards to pay for a range of public transport fares, including the Metro, buses, water taxis and even parking fees. Through the combi-card, customers can utilise both the payments functions of their debit/credit cards, as well as the Nol smart card that features innovative contactless payment technology, it was announced in April.

Dubai eyes 30% public transport share by 2020

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.

Water taxis limited to 12 passengers and crew

Water taxis must carry no more than 12 passengers and crew under regulations announced yesterday. Outside Dubai Creek the service will be suspended if waves are higher than 7.5cm and wind speed is above 15knots (28kph), and passengers will no longer be allowed to sit in the open-top part of the deck, at the rear of the boat.

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