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Main Categories

 

Mobility Management The main objective of this category is on initiatives and practices that have helped in increasing the efficiency of using different types of transportation means. This includes the development of smart and electronic applications and lead to:

1. Noticeable reduction in number of regular trips made by private vehicles.
2. Increase in the use of non-motorised mode of transport such as walking and cycling.
3. Improved mobility levels of special groups such as elderly, children, students and staff.
4. Efficient management of major private parking facilities.

Transport Safety The main focus of this category is on initiatives and practices that have helped in increasing the levels of security and safety for transportation users. This may include the development of smart and electronic applications in phones, smart devices and websites and lead to:

1. Compliance of transportation users with safety laws and safe practices while operating or using any means of transport.
2. Making mass transportation means more secure and this may include application of the latest technology.
3. Enhancement of safety aspects related to transportation facilities such as roadways, bus stations, bus lay-bys, rail platforms and ferry stations.

Environmental Protection The main focus of this category is on initiatives and practices that minimize the negative impact of transportation means on the environment. This may include the development of smart and electronic applications and lead to:

1. Decreasing the level and impact of air pollution resulting from various modes of transport.
2. Decreasing the level and impact of noise or negative visual pollution resulting from various modes of transport.
3. Decreasing the level and impact of pollution resulting from discarded fuels, lubricants, tires, batteries and other types of wastes of transport modes.

Transport for People of Determination The main objective of this category is on initiatives and practices that have contributed directly or indirectly to increasing the efficiency of the transport system for people of determination, including the development of smart and electronic applications and lead to:

1. Facilitate movement of people of determination.
2. Promote the integration of people of determination into society.
3. Applying standards and specifications to facilitate their movement in facilities and transportation means.

Pioneering City in Sustainable Transport The main focus of this category is cities that adopt sustainable transport concepts and standards within their urban plans and future directions, and aims to shed light on the initiatives and trends adopted in developing these cities to serve sustainable transport.

1. UITP will select candidate cities for this category and DAST Judging Committee will nominate the Pioneering City in Sustainable Transport based on certain criteria.
2. Target Audience: Cities of the Middle East and North Africa

Special awards

 

Best Academic Project / Research This category targets independent researchers, university professors, masters and doctoral students who have conducted research / project in the field of sustainable transport, provided they adhere to the known conditions of scientific research.
Best Journalist This category targets journalists in print and broadcast. It selects coverage and reports aimed at raising public awareness on issues of transport and sustainability in general, and the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport in particular.
Best Media Organization This category targets media organisations from both conventional and digital media. It evaluates the desired benefits of the content published and considers the impact of its reach to the desired target audience. It also examines if the media content had been utilised in a creative manner across digital media platforms in a way that ensures public interaction.
Best Student Project / Research This category targets school students and university students at bachelor level and below who have conducted research / project in the field of sustainable transportation, provided they adhere to the known conditions of scientific research.
Best Sustainable Consultant This category targets consultants that provide its designs and supervisory services in accordance with strategic axes of sustainability (social, environmental, economic) and that contributes to the safety and health of the public, sustainable mobility and economic development.
Best Sustainable Contractor This category targets contractors that implement plans of various projects, which include (construction, maintenance, providing contracting services of all kinds) according to the strategic axes of sustainability (social, environmental, economic), which contribute to the safety and health of the public, sustainable mobility and economic development.
Best Sustainable Partner This category targets partners that participate with RTA in implementing projects, providing common services to the public, and directly supporting the strategic sustainability axes (social, environmental, economic).
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