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Special promotions aboard marine transit modes to mark New Year’s celebrations 2018

The step is part of RTA’s keenness to partner with community members of various nationalities as well as visitors and tourists descending on Dubai from all corners of the globe

17/12/2017

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Opening key bridge at Sheikh Rashid Street-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street intersection January 2018

HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced that RTA would open the main bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street this January. The Project is part of the Improvement of Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Streets Intersection Project.

16/12/2017

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Agreement with Emirates Driving Institute for training of passenger transportation drivers

The RTA has recently signed an agreement with the EDI for privatising the training of passenger transport drivers. The Agreement stems from RTA’s keenness to adopt the best practices and boost the Public-Private Partnership

15/12/2017

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RTA and Dubai Police carry out boat collision drill to step up emergency response

The RTA, in collaboration with the General HQ of Dubai Police, has carried out a drill simulating a collision between Dubai Ferry and a boat, 2.5 nautical miles away from Rashid Port, triggering a fire in the rear of the Ferry.

14/12/2017

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Dubai Taxi launches Health & Safety Awareness Week

The RTA has launched the ‘Health & Safety Week’ events at the Dubai Taxi at Al Muhaisina under the theme ‘Health & Safety is a Workstyle’

14/12/2017

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Traffic diversion on Latifa Bint Hamdan St, First Al Khail Road this Friday 15th of December, 2017

On Friday, December 15, 2017 the RTA will open a main traffic diversion on Latifa Bint Hamdan and First Al Khail Road to enable completing construction works on bridges and roads

13/12/2017

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Briefing Ministry of Health on asset management practices

The RTA has received a visiting delegation from the Ministry of Health and Prevention and briefed them on RTA’s asset management practices

13/12/2017

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Discussion with Dubai Police managing traffic accidents and safety

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has held a coordinative meeting with HE Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, discussed means of boosting cooperation between the two parties.

12/12/2017

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Hosting UITP MENA Congress & Exhibition 2018

The Higher Organising Committee of the UITP MENA Congress & Exhibition 2018 revealed that the RTA had completed all preparations for hosting the event during 23-25 April 2018

11/12/2017

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2018 Budget boosts Dubai Government efforts to upgrade Dubai infrastructure

HE Mattar Al Tayer, said, “The budget endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for 2018 clearly illustrate that the Dubai Government is continuing with the construction of infrastructural projects.

11/12/2017

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Suspending Red Line metro service between Ibn Battuta and Jumeirah Lakes Towers Stations

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will suspend the metro service between Ibn Battuta and Tower and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line from Jan 5, 2018 to the middle of 2019.

10/12/2017

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Opening bridge linking Al-Khail, Financial Center Roads early Jan 2018 in coop with Emaar

HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced that the bridgeextending from Al Khail Road to the Financial Center Road, constructed in collaboration with Emaar Properties

09/12/2017

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Donating audio books to People of Determination

The RTA has reaffirmed its commitment to lend every possible support to the People of Determination in keeping with the Government directives

08/12/2017

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21 Coherent Commercial Groups to streamline overlapping commercial transport activities

The RTA has rolled out a policy setting up Coherent Commercial Activities in keeping with Dubai’s government directives, and RTA’s commitment to streamline commercial transport activities within the applicable guidelines.

07/12/2017

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Dubai Railway Protection Code of Practice

The Rail Agency has approved the final version of the Railway Protection Code of Practice in Dubai Emirate.

06/12/2017

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3.9 million Riders use mass transit modes during the holidays of Prophet Birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day

The public transport means in Dubai have lifted 3,964,179 riders during the holidays of Prophet Birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day from 30 November to 3 December 2017

05/12/2017

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Launching MENA’s first Building Information Modelling-BIM Center

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, has opened at RTA’s Head Office the Building Information Modelling-BIM Center.

04/12/2017

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Improvement of Al Awir Road, Entrance of International City Project (Phase II) costing AED193 million

The Board of Executive Directors of the RTA has awarded a contract for the Improvement of Al Awir Road, Entrance of the International City Project (Phase II)

03/12/2017

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Dubai Taxi launches Digital Hackathon for University Students

The Dubai Taxi Corporation has launched the "Digital Hackathon" competition to attract talented university studentsspecialised in IT programming.

30/11/2017

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Al Tayer describes fallen soldiers as ‘a true role model, the real deal’

HE Mattar Al Tayer, says that the Martyr's Day, which is marked annually on November 30, is an immortal day in the history of the United Arab Emirates

29/11/2017

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Celebrating National Day by mural and spotlighting Zayed’s life

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Director of the RTA, has witnessed RTA’s celebration of the 46th UAE National Day.

28/11/2017

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Service timing during Prophet’s Birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day holiday 2017

THE RTA announces changes to the business hours of its services in Dubai during the Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day holiday.

27/11/2017

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Offering ten dual code distinctive plates in Open Auction

The RTA is offering ten licensing plates bearing the dual code (AA) in its forthcoming 97th open auction to be held at Westin Hotel, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road

26/11/2017

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DP, PMI co-organize DIPMF 2017-2019, sign MoU with RTA

RTA has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with DP World and Projects Management Institute (PMI) whereby the two entities will continue their roles as co-organizers of the (DIPMF) over the period 2017-2019.

25/11/2017

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RTA confirms drop in violations of marine transport operators, riders

RTA confirmed that there was a remarkable decrease in the number of offences reported against operators and riders of abras. Abras are quite popular among certain community members who use them in their daily commuting.

24/11/2017

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Briefing MoI on smart licensing & Monitoring practices

The RTA has informed a visiting delegation from the MoI on the best global practices adopted in licensing of vehicles & drivers, monitoring, and inspection among other fields.

23/11/2017

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Unleashing field initiatives to revamp marine transport at Al Seef, Marina

unwavering commitment to upgrade mass transit modes. A cluster of initiatives have been rolled out including replacing the fleet of Water Buses by new air-conditioned abras.

22/11/2017

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Al Tayer calls on youth to set career priorities on Day 1 of DIPMF

HE Mattar Al Tayer, stressed to youths the importance of setting their priorities. He called on them to search for the jobs that match to their specialities in order to share benefits with the working environment.

20/11/2017

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4th Dubai Int’l PM Forum kicks off under the auspices of Hamdan bin Mohammed

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 4th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) will open Monday 20th of November 2017.

19/11/2017

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Al Tayer unveils Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

The RTA was among the participants in LA CoMotion Congress; one of the biggest global platforms dedicated to the future of mobility held in Los Angeles, USA aimed at bringing a radical change in urban mobility technology and developing technology-driven solutions for urban mobility issues

18/11/2017

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Operating electric abras for serving Global Village visitors

The RTA in collaboration with the management of the Global Village, has endorsed a plan for operating electricity-powered abras to serve visitors of that popular leisure destination

17/11/2017

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Statement of Mattar Al Tayer marking International Day for Tolerance

HE Mattar Al Tayer said that the UAE had become a global model for tolerance and co-existence of people. The state has become a hospitable place for decent living of more than 200 nationalities

16/11/2017

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Sharing investment & partnership experience with Dubai Police

The RTA has received a delegation from the Department of Finance at the Dubai Police and shared with them its best practices and experiences in investment & partnership with the private sector.

16/11/2017

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Unveiling new initiatives using 3D printing technology

The committee responsible for the Implementation 3D Printing Strategy has launched new 3D printing initiatives geared towards implementing RTA projects using this high technology.

15/11/2017

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Al Tayer endorses Dubai Taxi Strategic Plan (2017-2022)

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has endorsed the Strategic Plan of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) 2017-2022.

14/11/2017

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Supporting People of Determination with free wheelchairs

RTA has received 10 people of determination at its headquarters and offered them 10 free wheelchairs. The gesture, which is made in coordination with the DHA,

13/11/2017

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Kick-starting theoretical & practical training on trailer driving skills

RTA has started theoretical and practical training on driving articulated heavy trucks skills as part of its efforts to reduce trailer-related accidents.

12/11/2017

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Board of Trustees of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management approves award winners

Name the winners will be announced on the 20th of November 2017 in conjunction with the launch of the fourth Dubai International Project Management Forum 2017.

11/11/2017

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Customers Council & private companies discuss upgrading services of business sector

The Customers Council of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) discussed with representatives of a variety of private companies in Dubai several issues of common interest.

10/11/2017

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Carrying 100 inspection campaigns targeting heavy vehicle driving centres

Over five days, the RTA has carried 100 out inspection campaigns targeting driving institutes of heavy vehicles, checking the soundness of vehicles used for learning

09/11/2017

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Phase I of Parallel Roads Project at the Godolphin vicinity Opened

The first phase of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project at Godolphin vicinity, which comprises two phases costing AED 1 billion has been opened on 8 November 2017.

08/11/2017

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Taking part in Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2017 for sixth straight year

For the sixth year in a row, the RTA is taking part (Thursday) 9 November 2017 in the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2017 held at the Dubai Creek Marina

08/11/2017

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4th Dubai International Project Management Forum 2017 attracts elite sponsors

The DIPMF organised by the RTA on 20-21 November 2017, has attracted a wide range of sponsors from a wide array of sectors at the local, regional and international levels.

07/11/2017

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Signing agreement with DMCC for operating JLT car parks

RTA and DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise and master developer of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district in Dubai.

06/11/2017

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Offering jobs to female graduate citizens among people of determination

The RTA has signed a MoU with Zayed University, under which the RTA will sponsor the university's Emirati students from people of determination in their relevant specializations

05/11/2017

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Launching a new generation of vehicle licensing numbers, dual code plates

HE Mattar Al Tayer has unveiled a new generation of vehicles licensing plates design as well as a new two-code plate as of December 2017.

04/11/2017

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Launching self-service for requesting registration of elongated, used vehicles

RTA has launched a new service for requesting permits of elongated and used vehicles and others operating within duty free zone with the aim of delivering enhanced services.

03/11/2017

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Honoring strategic, media partners and 50 taxi drivers

The RTA honoured its strategic partners including ministries, government institutions and media representatives as well as top 50 outstanding cabbies from Dubai Taxi Corporation and other franchise companies as part of Dubai Taxi Excellence Awards.

02/11/2017

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Celebrating Flag Day through Water Canal Carnival

The RTA on Thursday, November 2, 2017, has taken part in the celebrations marking the UAE’s Flag Day, in an annual response to the initiative launched in 2012

02/11/2017

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RTA and Emaar ink joint venture to launch autonomous vehicles

RTA has signed a joint venture with Emaar Properties to study the launch of autonomous vehicles using smart traffic signals as crossings between the Dubai Mall and Boulevard areas.

01/11/2017

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Huge participation and valuable prizes at Public Transport Day

The 8th Public Transport Day 2017 has attracted huge participation from the public in general and public transport users in particular. The participants took part in a number of events held by RTA.

01/11/2017

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Launching 8th Public Transport Day marking RTA’s 12th anniversary

The RTA will launch the 8th edition of Public Transport Day initiative corresponding to the first of November each year and coinciding with the RTA’s 12thanniversary.

31/10/2017

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RTA and IRF ink MoU to launch global alliance

HE Abdullah Al-Mogbel, and HE Mattar Al Tayer, witnessed the signing of (MoU) between the RTA and the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition held under the theme “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century.”

30/10/2017

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Al Tayer: Expenditure on Dubai Roads reached US$20b during 2006 – 2016

HE Mattar Al Tayer, stated that the Dubai Government Strategy had attached utmost priority to the development of the infrastructure and transport.

29/10/2017

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MENA International Road Federation Congress & Exhibition attracts varied platforms

Started on Sunday, October 29, and will continue for three days until Tuesday, October 31, witnessed diversified participations from different countries all over the world.

29/10/2017

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IRF MENA Congress & Exhibition kicks off on Sunday

Under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 1st MENA Congress and Exhibition of the IRF will take place under the themewill be launched Sunday October 29,2017.

28/10/2017

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Launching two new bus routes on Nov 1st to serve Global Village visitors

RTA’s Public Transport Agency is set to launch two new bus routes (Routes 102, 106) on November 1st, 2017. The step would also boost the happiness of visitors of the Global Village in Dubai.

27/10/2017

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RTA Women Committee educates female employees about breast cancer

The Women Committee at the RTA has held an awareness-raising campaign about breast cancer in collaboration with Al Jalila Establishment marking the World Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

26/10/2017

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Reviewing Belgium experience in improving marine transport

The RTA has reviewed the latest international practices in designing stations and the infrastructure of marine transport through a visit of RTA delegation to Antwerp city, Belgium.

26/10/2017

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Metro Service Change Scheduled from November 1st , 2017

Rail Agency has announced the better metro/tram service changes effective November 1st 2017, which coincides with the Public Transport Day.

25/10/2017

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A Day without Service Centers initiative

The initiative aims to encourage customers to migrate to smart channels in processing their transactions and availing government services

25/10/2017

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Mohammed bin Rashid launches drilling of Route 2020 Tunnel, inspects new design of metro coaches

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched the tunnel drilling works of the Route 2020 Project, which extends the Dubai Metro Red Line 15 km from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Expo 20

24/10/2017

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Highlighting green economy achievements in WETEX 2017 starred by Tesla

The RTA will review its green economy achievements as part of its participation in the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2017

23/10/2017

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Closing Al Maktoum Bridge on Fridays for five weeks

The bridge will be closed for road and marine traffic on Fridays only starting from 27 October 2017 until 24 November 2017 from 01:00 am to 09:00 am

23/10/2017

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Rewarding frequent public transport commuters and encourages them to exercise in line with Dubai Fitness Challenge

The RTA has invited all community segments to use various mass transit modes including the metro, tram, public buses and marine transport such as the water taxi and waterbus

22/10/2017

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RTA rolls out diverse sporting events in Week 1 of Dubai Fitness Challenge

RTA took part in the ‘Dubai Fitness Challenge’ initiative, which kicked off on Friday, October 20, 2017 by holding various sports events in RTA’s premises including the head offices of Public Transport Agency.

22/10/2017

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RTA, Dubai Police sign MoU to enhance transportation safety

HE Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim and HE Mattar Al Tayer have witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU calls on protecting the safety of transport sector along with users and facilities in the Emirate of Dubai.

21/10/2017

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Measuring customer’s happiness via Artificial Intelligence technology

RTA has launched the world's first initiative for measuring customers’ happiness using artificial intelligence technology.

20/10/2017

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Briefing Dubai Media on knowledge and innovation practices

RTA has received a delegation from Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) and briefed them on the best practices adopted by the RTA in the field of knowledge and innovation management.

19/10/2017

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Agreement with DP World on issuing driver permits

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has sign an agreement with DP World – UAE Region for assisting in issuing driver permits and offering licensing services.

18/10/2017

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MoU signed with UNDP

RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to enhance the cooperation between the two entities.

17/10/2017

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Updating Smart Drive app to ensure safe and smooth driving experience

The RTA has unveiled new updates to the Smart Drive app offering smart navigation. The app uses GPS technology to guide motorists en route without requiring internet connection on portable devices

16/10/2017

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30 thousand Customers take part in Dirham Khair initiative

The RTA announced that the Charity Dirham initiative had attracted 30.000 customers since launched last July. The initiative has garnered the support of RTA clients using smart services

15/10/2017

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Theyab bin Mohammed reviews key projects, initiatives of RTA’s roads and mass transit systems

‏His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has reviewed the projects and initiatives currently undertaken by RTA to improve the infrastructure of roads network and mass transit systems in Dubai.

14/10/2017

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Reducing speed limits on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, takes effect this Sunday

RTA and the General HQ of Dubai Police have announced that the reduction of the speed limit on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and the Emirates Road from 120 k/h to 110 k/h across the sectors in Dubai should take effect as of October 15th, 2017.

13/10/2017

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RTA extends deadline for submissions to Sustainable Transport Award to Nov 10th

The Higher Organizing Committee of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) has announced the extension of the deadline set for receiving submissions from public, semi-public and private entities across the UAE to November 10th, 2017 instead of October 15th, 2017.

13/10/2017

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Bus On-Demand App Service uncovered in Gitex

Through its stand in Gitex 2017 (RTA) unveiled an bus on-demand service via a smart app branded (MVMANT), the first app of its kind in the region

12/10/2017

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Unveiling ‘Loyalty Points’ for nol card uses in Gitex

During its participation in Gitex 2017, the RTA is set to launch Loyalty Points program for nol cards, branded as (nol+), which will be available to the public by the end of this year

11/10/2017

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Setting up cooperation with Smart Dubai

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has recently received in his office Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr – Director General of the Smart Dubai Office (SDO).

10/10/2017

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Exhibiting Smart Pedestrian Signal in Gitex 2017

The RTA is displaying the Smart Pedestrian Signal in Gitex 2017 as part of endeavours to keep abreast of the Smart City initiative of the Dubai Government

09/10/2017

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Launching Dubai Drive app in Gitex 2017 with enhanced customer features

The RTA has launched its smart app branded ‘Dubai Drive’ in Gitex 2017 to boost its smart services offering with the aim of bringing happiness to all beneficiaries of RTA services.

08/10/2017

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Launching Integrated Mobility Platform, Dubai Drive and nol Plus in Gitex

HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that RTA would be launching a new package of smart services to clients in Gitex 2017. The services on show will include Dubai Integrated Mobility Transport Platform (branded as S’hail), Smart Pedestrian Crossing Signal, two-seater Autonomous Air Taxi, Dubai Drive App, and Customers Loyalty Points Programme (nol Plus).

07/10/2017

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RTA Youth Council holds brainstorming session with Youth Hub X at Emirates Towers

The Youth Council at RTA has visited the Youth Hub X at Emirates Towers in Dubai. The visit aimed at familiarizing with the Hub, and its domain as defined by the Government involving several arcades designed for promoting the skills and knowledge of youth.

06/10/2017

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Reviewing core objectives of Dubai Cyber Security Strategy

The RTA has teamed up with the DESC in holding an awareness-raising workshop about the objectives and key drivers of the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy launched in May 2017

05/10/2017

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Dubai Maritime City Authority briefs RTA on ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative, reviews latest maritime lines

HE Mattar Al Tayer praised the ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative as instrumental to leveraging the cooperation between the maritime business in public and private sectors

04/10/2017

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Al Tayer explores with Uber offering budget mobility products in Dubai

HE Mattar Al Tayer has received in his office Mr Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Vice President and CEO of Uber in Europe, MENA.

04/10/2017

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Former US Secretary of Transportation delivers keynote speech in IRF MENA Congress

Dubai will play host to the inaugural edition of the International Road Federation (IRF) MENA Congress and Exhibition 2017. RTA will hold the Congress in collaboration with the IRF under the theme “Mobility Solutions for the 21st Century.”

03/10/2017

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12 awards in IdeasAmerica’s international contest

The RTA has won 12 awards in the international contest held by IdeasAmerica; an organisation focused on innovative aspects contributed by employees of both public and private sectors

02/10/2017

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AED25 million raised in 96th Open Plates Auction

RTA announced that its 96th Licensing Open Plates Auction held on 30th September 2017, had raised a total revenue of AED24.8 million

01/10/2017

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Completing 90% of cycling tracks at 3 residential districts

HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced that the completion rate in the Cycling and Running Tracks at Mushrif, Mirdif and Al Khawaneej Project had reached 90%.

30/09/2017

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Launching ‘Read with RTA’ app to keep abreast of National Agenda

RTA announced the launch of ‘Read with RTA’ app to match the national agenda of reading endorsed by the UAE for the next ten years. The Agenda considers reading as an integral part of the business of government bodies such as ministries and public entities.

30/09/2017

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Organized campaign delivers fine health services to employees

The RTA has recently run a health campaign offering superb health services to scores of employees from various sectors and agencies

28/09/2017

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Psychological and Linguistic Tests Manual to enhance qualification of passengers transport drivers

The campaign was held as part of efforts to maximise employees’ satisfaction through briefing them on their health conditions.

28/09/2017

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Constructing entry points to Culture Village from Sheikh Rashid St.

The RTA has awarded a contract for constructing entry to the Culture Village from the Sheikh Rashid Street costing AED14.87 million in collaboration with Dubai Properties Group.

27/09/2017

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Al Tayer opens Emirati-French Business Summit as 63 entities attend

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has opened the Emirati-France Business Summit held by the RTA in collaboration with the French Business Council.

26/09/2017

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Hamdan bin Mohammed witnesses the first test flight

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attended the maiden concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), a vehicle that will be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced by Dubai’s RTA.

25/09/2017

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Launching ‘Young Leader Day’ initiative to enhance capabilities of Emirati employees

RTA has unleashed the Young Leader Day initiative as part of initiatives developed by the recently inaugurated RTA Youth Council in support of young male & female employees.

24/09/2017

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Launching seven new bus routes and improving 24 others

RTA is set to broaden and improve the performance of the public bus network in Dubai through launching seven new bus routes, including two metro link bus routes, and improving 24 other routes.

23/09/2017

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Offering 80 plates comprising 3, 4 and 5-digit plates in its 96th Hall Auction

RTA is offering 80 licensing plates in its forthcoming 96th public auction to be held at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel on 30th September 2017, and the bidding will start at 04:30 pm.

22/09/2017

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