RTA cheers up employees and mass transit users on Happiness Day
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has run a host of diverse activities in support of the International Day of Happiness, coinciding with 20th March every year.
Customers Council holds special session in celebration of Happiness Day
The Customers Council of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has held a session under the theme: The Happiness Council, marking the Happiness Day
Opening extension of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St costing AED474m
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai
First sustainability report for public transport, roads sector based on new standards
The move is part of RTA efforts to broaden the scope of sustainability.
Half million online vehicle licensing transactions in 2017
547,461 online transactions relating to vehicle licensing services in 2017. The transactions, which have been handled via smart channels, are part of RTA’s strategic plans
Initiatives to thrill employees, clients on International Day of Happiness
announced the launch of a series of initiatives and surprises to delight employees and clients of RTA marking the International Day of Happiness (March 20th)
Graduating 66 taxi drivers in coop with Emirates Driving Institute
The RTA has graduated 66 taxi drivers; the first batch of cabbies affiliated to various taxi franchise companies in Dubai
Al Tayer honours winners of RTA Scientific Research Award
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has honoured the winners of RTA Scientific Research Award 2017.
Holding the 2nd Y4PT Hackathon for undergrads
Kicked off (Tuesday) at the RTA’s Head Office, the 3-day event (13-15 March 2018)
Announcing results, findings of 4th Dubai Int’l Project Management Forum
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced the results and conclusions of the 4th Dubai International Project Management Forum 2017
Offering several vacancies in Careers UAE
The RTA is taking part in Careers UAE at the Dubai World Trade Center featuring wide participation of different organisations in the UAE.
AED19.918m from 98th Open Plates Auction as (W 22) fetches top price
Five plates accounted for the majority of sale proceeds in the session, which witnessed intense participation of registered bidders from various community segments
Supreme initiatives in celebration of ‘Reading Month’
The RTA in Dubai has launched a series of refined initiatives and events in celebration of this March; designated as the Reading Month
Completion of 50 per cent of tunnel drilling works in Route 2020
HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced the completion of 50% of main tunneling works of Route 2020 Project
Launching ‘Clothes for Good’ initiative in support of Day for Dubai
As part of the ‘Dubai for Day’ initiative rolled out by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has organised Kiswat Khair initiative at the Dubai Festival City.
RTA celebrates female staffs on IWD
HE Mattar Al Tayer, stressed that women in the UAE are privileged by unremitting support of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE
Ahmed bin Mohammed honours winners of Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport 2017
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured the winners of the 10th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST).
MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition attracts key sponsors
The UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018, which will be held by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) from 23 to 25 April this year 2018, has attracted a broad spectrum of sponsors at the local
Honoring winners of 10th Dubai Sustainable Transport Award
The Award aims to encourage community organisations to play an active role in supporting sustainable transport, and re-asserting the leading role of the RTA
Sponsoring AUS students in the fields of civil engineering and public transportation
According to the agreement, RTA will sponsor a number of AUS students enrolled in programs related to the field of public transportation and civil engineering
Public use of NOL cards in paying fees at customer happiness centres
The RTA has recently rolled out a new service enabling the use of nol cards in paying the fees and fines at five customers’ happiness centres
RTA holds Innovation Lab for funding mobility projects in Dubai
HE Mattar Al Tayer, stressed the importance of adopting innovative solutions for financing RTA’s future projects, establishing creative models for funding mobility projects, and boosting the public-private partnership (PPP).
Adding smart pedestrian signals in 15 new locations
RTA has widened the scope of the Smart Pedestrian Signals Project in Dubai to cover 15 new locations after a successful trail debut on Al Saadah Street.
Offering 80 eye-catching plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits in its 98th Open Auction
RTA is offering 80 captivating licensing plates bearing 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits of Codes I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T and W in its forthcoming 98th open auction.
Briefing the Ministry of Health on governance practices
The visit was in line with RTA’s strategy aimed at exchanging experience and knowledge with all entities of Dubai Government.
Al Tayer briefs Russian delegation about RTA’s mass transit systems
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received a Russian delegation headed by HE Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of the city of Moscow
Youth Council launches quality events marking UAE Innovation Month
Through its Youth Council, the RTA has held a series of events at its headquarters in celebration of the "UAE Innovation Month. The initiative, which is themed "Innovation Starts With You".
Decorating the Head Quarters in 3D-Printing technology to mark the Innovation Month
The RTA has adorned its premises with the logo of the Year of Zayed designed and produced using 3D-Printing technology.
Holding Innovation Café, knowledge workshop as part of Innovation Month
The UAE Innovation Month launched this year under the theme (Innovation Starts with You) from 22 to 28 February
551m riders use public transport means in Dubai in 2017
It reflects an increase over the corresponding number recorded in 2016, which amounted to 543.6 m riders in total
Offering 300 plates comprising 4 and 5 digits in 52nd online auction
300 licensing plates comprising 4 and 5 digits in its forthcoming 52nd online auction. Plates on offer bear the Codes (J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T)
Al Tayer announces future foresight training for RTA employees, Happiest Work Environment Award
HE Mattar Al Tayer announced the launch of a bachelor degree program offering scholarships for some of the RTA employees to pursue studies on futuristic academic majors such as innovation and shaping the future.
A prototype of Hyperloop design in UAE Innovation Month
HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced that the RTA would unveil the initial design of the Hyperloop
Exhibiting air-conditioned abra in Dubai International Boat Show
For the 11th year running, the RTA is taking part in the Dubai International Boat Show organised by the Dubai World Trade Cente
RTA, EmiratesNBD endorse plan for payment of fines and seasonal parking cards on installments
an initiative whereby fines payable by road users to the RTA and fees of seasonal parking cards can be paid through installments.
Introducing parking top-up using NFC technology of nol cards
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a smart service enabling smartphone users to recharge their parking accounts by utilizing the NFC feature of nol cards in the RTA DUBAI app.
Starting a trial run of ‘Bus on Demand’ service at Al Barsha, Al Warqaa
‘Bus on Demand’ is one of RTA’s initiatives towards Dubai Future Accelerators, and the Smart City to develop innovative solutions
Dubai Executive Council, RTA review scope & means of volunteering activities
The ‘Dubai Day’ initiative has broadened the scope of volunteering efforts, as it is no longer restricted to the financial aspects only.
Briefing Abu Dhabi Police on drivers training & qualification systems
The RTA has received a delegation from the General HQ of Abu Dhabi Police and briefed them on the best practices adopted in training and qualification of drivers.
RTA, Watani Al Emarat join hands to further national belonging & identity
The RTA and Watani Al Emarat Foundation have signed a partnership agreement aimed to cement, enrich, and preserve the national identity and belonging
Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport
The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of modern and future technologies of transport.
Dubai a perfect global destination for shaping mobility future, AL Tayer tells World Gov. Summit
HE Mattar Al Tayer, said, “Under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has become the ultimate destination for shaping the future of mobility worldwide
Launching of tests of the world’s first ‘Autonomous Pods’
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, launched the first tests of the world's first autonomous pods on the sidelines of the World Government Summit
Call Centre receives 2.2m calls in 2017
RTA announced that its Call Center had received 2,249,386 calls in 2017, and the targeted response time of 20 seconds per call had covered 86.13% of total calls.
Customers Council mulls improvement of Limousine Sector
RTA has discussed the means of improving services delivered to limousine transport sector in a gathering held recently in RTA, in the presence of several representatives of companies operating in this sector
Briefing Sharjah Police on drivers licensing practices
The RTA has received a delegation from Sharjah Police and briefed them on the on drivers licensing practices and the administrative procedures in place.
Publishing a comprehensive book of RTA’s legislations since inception
The RTA has released the comprehensive legislation book encompassing laws, decrees, regulations and resolutions of the Executive Council and relevant administrative decisions
Honoring the winners of Energy and Green Economy Award 2017
RTA presents this annual Award to suppliers, contractors and consultants, affiliated agencies & sectors, employees and students.
Dubai and HERE Technology to develop data infrastructure for driverless transportation
RTA of Dubai and HERE Technology have signed a preliminary a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on long-term technology collaboration with the aim of mapping the city with high definition technology for the first time
Dubai Crown Prince ups prizemoney of HBM Award for Innovation in PM
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued directives to raise the purse and add more categories for HBM Award for Innovation in Project Management
New stipulations for licensing/renewing recovery vehicles
The RTA is set to circulate new technical stipulations for recovery vehicles endorsed by the Ministry of Interior starting from early March 2018
Opening two major bridges at Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed St. junction
RTA opened on Saturday 3rd February 2018, two major bridges as part of the improvement of Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Streets intersection
RTA holds introductory gathering for students on scholarship program
RTA has held a come-together event for 60 students on scholarships sponsored by RTA in a bid to communicate with them and know more about difficulties encountered during their academic studies.
Passenger transportation Driver Permits soar by 45% in 2017
RTA confirmed that the number of permits issued to drivers of passenger transportation vehicles witnessed a remarkable increase in as much as 45% in 2017 compared to similar permits issued in 2016
RTA briefs government delegation on smart processes of AlBarsha Happiness Center
RTA has received a delegation from the Dubai Government to brief them on the processes, achievements and smart services provided by the Customers Happiness Center at Al Barsha.
RTA organizes traffic for Dubai Tour 2018
RTA) has revealed its plan for organizing the 6th Dubai Tour 2018 which comprises five stages over five consecutive days from Feb 6th to Feb 10th 2018
Al Tayer commends RTA winning global Digitization award
The RTA has been named the winner of Digitization Award as part of the Awards of Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine; an affiliate of the USA-based BNC Group.
Reviewing strategy of National Program for Happiness and Positivity
RTA has received a delegation from the National Programme for Happiness and Positivity at The General Secretariat of The Cabinet.
2.2m e-payment taxi fare transactions in 2017
2017 topped 2,213,234 transactions. The number reflects an increase of about 731% from the level of transactions clocked last year, which amounted to 266,330 transactions.
Awarding contract for Phase 1 and 2 of Expo Roads Improvement Project
As directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai to start immediately in the construction of roads and transport projects associated with the hosting of Expo 2020 in Dubai
Awarding 66 excellent instructors, lecturers at driving schools
RTA has felicitated 66 excellent performing instructors and lecturers at driving centres in Dubai. The step aimed to motivate high-performing personnel to continue their professional efforts
Briefing Ajman’s Tourist Development on corporate governance practices
The RTA has received a delegation from the Department of Tourist Development in Ajman and briefed them on the best corporate governance practices applied
Holding induction workshops about Artificial Intelligence in coordination with global firms
The RTA has held a series of induction workshops about Artificial Intelligence (AI) for leaders and staff of the RTA in conjunction with a host of global firms.
Al Tayer briefs Russian delegation on RTA experience in constructing road projects, mass transit systems
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received in his office a visiting delegation of the Russian Republic headed by HE Maxim Ristnikov, Mayor of Perm City.
RTA and Sustainable City sign MoU to operate autonomous vehicles
The RTA and the Sustainable City Project have signed an MoU for the operation of autonomous vehicles within the facilities of the project situated in Dubai Land, Al Qudra Road
Spreading Dirham Khair initiative in 7000 taxis
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that it had spread the Dirham Khair; one of the seven initiatives launched under RTA Foundation, to 7000 taxicabs.
Opening cycle tracks in 3 residential districts February 2018
The RTA is gearing up for the opening of cycle tracks stretching 32 km in Mushrif, Mirdif and Al Khawaneej early next month (February 2018)
Offering 250 plates comprising 3 4 and 5 digits in 51st online auction
The Licensing Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) is all set to offer 250 licensing plates comprising 3, 4 and 5 digits in its forthcoming 51st online auction.
Opening new bridge at Airport-Casablanca Streets Intersection
RTA is set to open a new bridge at the intersection of Airport-Casablanca Streets, on 19th January 2018, nearby the Cargo Village building
5000 trucks with remote monitoring devices
The RTA confirms that more than 5,000 heavy vehicles have been fitted with smart monitoring devices that remotely detect vehicle faults and drivers attitudes on roads.
Processing 50k NOC transactions for infrastructure p.a.
The number of No Objection Certificates (NOCs) processed by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) online through a single platform
Al Tayer honours 1st Batch of ‘Tamkeen with RTA’ program
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has celebrated the first batch of ‘Tamkeen with the RTA’ program comprising 16 female graduates
Exploring with pillar partners improvement of joint business, honors partnership coordinators
The RTA has held its annual gathering with strategic and pillar partners with the aim of boosting relationships and cooperation
RTA, Al Futtaim, and Emirates Driving Institute agree to support RTA Foundation
The RTA, Al Futtaim Group, and Emirates Driving Institute have signed an agreement rendering them as partners of RTA Foundation, and pledged to leverage the role of this foundation
RTA awards contract for constructing internal roads in Makan Community, Hatta
The project involves the construction of roads extending 8 km at a cost of AED30 million.
RTA inspects manufacturing, supply of electric rail tracks, junctions in Austria, France and Germany for Route 2020
Reviewing the progress in the manufacturing and supply of electric rail tracks and junctions (switches) of Route 2020 Project
Opening bridge linking Al Khail, Financial Center Roads in cooperation with Emaar
The RTA will open (Friday) 11th of 2018, the bridge stretching from Al Khail Road to the Financial Centre Street undertaken by RTA in coordination with Emaar Properties
Honoring partners and supporters of DIPMF
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has awarded a host of strategic partners of the RTA for their contribution to the success of the 4th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF).
Reinvesting employee competency through internal career event
The Roads and Transport Authority has held the first edition of the Internal Career event ; the first of its type across the RTA.
Talents of People of Determination in Short Story Contest
The RTA has launched Phase II of Short Story contest revolving around the experience of public transport means, targeting various age groups of People of Determination.
Launching ‘Vehicle Condition Certificate’ service to protect buyers of used vehicles
The RTA has launched the ‘Vehicle Condition Certificate’ service as part of its initiatives aimed at bringing happiness to local customers
20 initiatives marking Year of Zayed
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has endorsed the launch of 20 initiatives by the RTA to mark the Year of Zayed.
Women’s Committee visits world’s civilizations in Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Women Committee of the RTA has visited the Louvre Abu Dhabi where female staffs toured the chapters of the museum.
Opening Rashidiya Bridge on Airport St on Friday 5th of January 2018
The RTA is set to open Rashidiya Bridge on the Airport Street for traffic. Opening the Bridge will ensure a smooth traffic flow in the direction of both Deira and Al Khawaneej.
Global trends of Ferry manufacturing and operation in Croatia
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) took part in the 42nd Interferry Conference in Croatia where it checked the latest global developments in ferry manufacturing and operation
12th anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's accession as Ruler of Dubai
Mattar Al Tayer, has extended warm congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, marking 12th anniversary of His Highness accession as Ruler of Dubai.
Responding to Mohammed bin Rashid Call to Thank You Mohammed bin Zayed
The RTA responded to the call of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, marking the anniversary of taking the reins in Dubai
Free alternative bus service between JLT and Ibn Battuta Stations starting from 4th of January 2018
Operating a free circular bus route as an alternative service following the full closure of the rail track of the Dubai Metro Red Line between Ibn Battuta Station and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Station
3 million riders used mass transit means and taxicabs during 2018 New Year’s Eve and Holiday
3,286,873 riders during the New Year’s holiday (from 31 December 2017 to 01 January 2018).
Opening Rashidiya Bridge at Airport Street on Friday 5th of January 2018
HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced the opening of Rashidiya Bridge in both directions at the intersection of the Airport St. on Friday, Jan 5, 2018
Digital Kiosk to boost smart services for Dubai Taxi cabbies
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has launched the Digital Kiosk intended to facilitate the processing of transactions and services offered to taxi drivers.
Organizing football, chess and bowling competitions for employees
The RTA has organized three sports tournaments in football, chess and bowling. A host of RTA employees who have physical aptitudes and mental skills took part in the events.
Two-way traffic diversion between Al Garhoud Bridge and Al Mina
On Saturday 30 December 2017, the RTA will open the Phase II of the Traffic Diversion Project stretching from Sheikh Khalifa Street in the direction of the Dubai World Trade Centre
Traffic Movement Management Plan for the 2018 New Year’s Event
The RTA in coordination with the Dubai Events Security Committee and Emaar, has finalised preparations for managing the traffic movement for the New Year’s event.
Service timing during New Year’s holiday 2018
The RTA has announced changes to the business hours of its entire services during the New Year’s holiday
Hamdan bin Mohammed unveils 5-Star plaques at AlBarsha Customer Happiness Centre
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, unveiled 5-Star plaques at RTA Customer Happiness Centre- Al Barsha
Al Tayer explores cooperation with Japanese Consul in Dubai
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received in his office HE Akima Umezawa, Japan Consul General in Dubai
Holding educative workshop about vehicle testing standards and procedures
The RTA has organised an awareness workshop for examiners at vehicle technical testing centres; which was attended by all testing service providers in Dubai
Trial run of the region’s first hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle in Dubai Taxi fleet
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has launched the trial run of the first electric hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, Toyota Mirai, as part of the Dubai Taxi Fleet