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Environmental stewardship

At RTA, we embrace our key role as enablers of Dubai’s development in the transportation sector. Through our sectors and agencies, we strive to provide reliable, innovative and high-quality transportation services to meet the local and federal strategic directions. Our commitment is to provide an excellent public transportation service to the people of Dubai while ensuring sustainable and environmentally-responsible performance across all operations and services. We ensure the alignment of RTA’s strategic objectives with the goals of Dubai and the UAE, as well as compliance towards all environmental regulations applicable. The ‘Environmental stewardship’ pillar focuses on following key areas:

  1. Managing resources efficiently
  2. Taking proactive measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
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RTA partnership creates innovation hub at University of Birmingham Dubai

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will establish its Research and Innovation Centre at the University of Birmingham’s new campus at Dubai Academic City

Article image of Constructing dedicated bus and taxi lanes stretching 37 km over 5 years

Constructing dedicated bus and taxi lanes stretching 37 km over 5 years

These lanes cover 8 main streets mainly Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Street, 2nd December Street, Amman Street, Al Satwa Road, Al Nahda Street, Omar bin Al-Khattab Street and Naif Street bringing the total length of dedicated bus and taxi lanes to 48.6 km.

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Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the General HQ of Dubai Police announced the start of operation of electric scooters on permitted cycling tracks in 10 districts across Dubai starting from Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Article image of RTA, Dubai Police, DEWA, Cruise discuss operation of Origin autonomous vehicle in Dubai

RTA, Dubai Police, DEWA, Cruise discuss operation of Origin autonomous vehicle in Dubai

In implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, to proceed with the partnership agreement between the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Cruise Inc. to operate Cruise autonomous vehicles to offer taxi and e-Hail ride services,

Article image of Hamdan bin Mohammed issues Resolution amending public parking regulations

Hamdan bin Mohammed issues Resolution amending public parking regulations

Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Executive Council Resolution No. (18) of 2022 amending certain clauses of Executive Council Resolution No. (5) of 2016 pertaining to regulations governing public parking in Dubai.

Article image of 461m riders used mass transit means, shared transport and taxis in 2021

461m riders used mass transit means, shared transport and taxis in 2021

RTA announced that the number of riders using public transport, shared transport, and taxis in Dubai, which include the metro, tram, public buses, marine transport means, e-hail vehicles and taxis in 2021 amounted to about 461 million riders.

Article image of Opening 16 km cycling track at Jumeirah Beach

Opening 16 km cycling track at Jumeirah Beach

RTA has opened a dedicated cycling track extending 16 km alongside Jumeirah Beach. It connects with the existing cycling track at Jumeirah Street near Dubai Water Canal, with the track at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street near Dubai Internet City.

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GovTech Innovation Award in Smart City category

RTA has won the GovTech Innovation Award 2021, thanks to a submission by the Enterprise Command and Control Centre (EC3) in the Smart City Initiative of the Year category of the awards.

Article image of Bus on Demand service records phenomenal growth

Bus on Demand service records phenomenal growth

The Bus-on-Demand service of RTA recorded huge growth in the number of commuters on board these buses. Statistics reveal that 603,052 riders used this service from the time of launch in February 2020 until the end of 2021.

Article image of Al Tayer opens RTA’s Hackathon at Expo

Al Tayer opens RTA’s Hackathon at Expo

25 experts and specialists from pavilions of countries participating in Expo took part in the event along with a team of RTA pioneers. The hackathon discussed three key topics relating to economic growth, community happiness, and envisioning the future.

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RTA participates in International Labour Organization’s global webinar

RTA took part in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work global webinar organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The webinar was attended by 1400 representatives of health, safety, and environmental organisations from numerous countries

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Adding 2219 new vehicles to Dubai Taxi fleet including 1775 hybrid vehicles

RTA has signed a contract for the procurement of 2,219 new vehicles to enhance the fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC). The new batch includes 1,775 hybrid vehicles powered by fuel and electricity.

Article image of Launching trial operation of electric buses fitted with Opportunity Charging technology

Launching trial operation of electric buses fitted with Opportunity Charging technology

RTA has launched a trial run of two electric buses, branded Volvo 7900. The two buses will shuttle on a specific path in both directions between La Mer South, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Street and Al Sufouh Tram Station.

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RTA launches digital nol on Huawei watch 3 | 3 pro

In a move geared towards further integrating advanced and innovative technologies into Dubai’s transport sector, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Huawei Consumer Business Group have announced a landmark partnership to launch the digital nol card on the HUAWEI WATCH 3 | 3 Pro.

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LEED Gold Certification for Route 2020 Metro Stations from USGBC

RTA has achieved LEED Gold Certification awarded to the seven stations of Route 2020, under the rating system LEED V4 BD+C following the US Green Buildings Council (USGBC), which is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

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4683 hybrid, electric vehicles constituted 50% of Dubai Taxi fleet in 2020

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA revealed the total number of hybrid/electric taxis and limousines in Dubai amounted to 4683 vehicles in 2020

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Endorsing pioneering plan for emission-free public transport by 2050

RTA has endorsed a long-term plan to have zero emissions of public transport in Dubai by 2050. As such, it becomes the first government body in the MENA region to chart out such a comprehensive plan for public transport and related infrastructure.

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Shifting part of vehicle licensing services to smart platforms

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will shift several vehicle licensing certificates and payment of fines services to smart and electronic channels. Accordingly, the processing of these services will cease at customers happiness and service provider centres as of June 13, 2021.

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Paper receipts give way to e-receipts at RTA’s customers' happiness centres

The switch to paperless transactions covers bills, receipts and tickets issued in respect of various violations.

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Al Tayer reviews digitisation of drivers and vehicles services

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, reiterated RTA’s commitment to uplift the calibre of drivers and vehicles services. He also stressed the importance of migrating to smart channels such that all RTA’s transactions can be self-processed, and accordingly dispose of the need to visit service centres.


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