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Al Tayer: The UAE tackles challenges by phenomenal achievements

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, extended heartfelt congratulations on the advent of the 49th National Day of the UAE federation.

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Holding minute’s silence to pray for the souls on Commemoration Day

The move is also a gesture of solidarity with the families and relatives of martyrs on the Commemoration Day, celebrated on November 30th each year.

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Al Tayer: Our martyrs are a source of our pride and prestige

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer said, “The Commemoration Day is an occasion to celebrate our martyrs who sacrificed their lives while on duty for the nation

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RTA service timing during 49th National Day, Commemoration Day holiday

The revised service timing cover customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, metro, tram, marine transport, and service provider centres (technical testing of vehicles).

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RTA scoops GCC Top Nationalisation Initiative in GCC Gov HR Awards 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won the GCC Gov HR Award for the Best Nationalisation Initiative category in the GCC during the 8th GCC Gov HR Summit

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Two key streets in Jumeirah to be renamed Kite Beach Street

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, two key streets in Jumeirah (previously called Al Saffar and Mazmala Streets) are being renamed as Kite Beach Street.

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RTA signs with Sharaf Group new agreement for metro station naming right, renames 4 other stations

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement granting Sharaf Group the naming rights of the ex-Al Fahidi Metro Station. Thus, the new name of the station has become Sharaf DG Metro Station

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RTA’s forum discusses legal structure of transport on autonomous vehicles

RTA has held a forum to discuss “The Legal Structure of Transport on Autonomous Vehicles. Scores of specialists, employees attended the forum along with experts from RTA’s Legal Affairs Department.

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RTA issues driving licenses for free to 25 low-income earners

RTA is continuing the charitable initiative offering training and learning materials as well as all procedures for obtaining driving license free of charge for disadvantaged individuals.

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72% of works completed in the intersection of Al Khawaneej-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Roads, opening in March 2021

Al Tayer expected all works in the intersection to be completed and the tunnel opened in March 2021.

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Opening improvements of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed-Al Rebat Roads intersection

The improvements will enhance the link between Dubai and Sharjah emirates, ease the traffic flow, and improve the safety along the corridor.

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RTA benchmarks vehicle testing practices with Sharjah Police

Dubai’s RTA has recently received a delegation from the General Headquarters of Sharjah Police. The visit aimed at promoting the cooperation and sharing expertise of monitoring and testing vehicles.

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Using gamification to leverage employees’ leadership skills

About 150 employees in leading positions were targeted in the programme, which included a host of virtual scenarios using gamification technique.

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RTA and Dubai Economy sign MoU to enhance Dubai's global competitiveness

The step is also part of efforts to promote the exchange of experience and partnerships between the two sides.

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RTA enables driving students to improve performance of driving instructors through Dubai Drive

RTA has recently launched an initiative whereby driving students can contribute to improving the performance of their driving instructors at driving schools licensed by RTA

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Al Tayer: Returns On Investment for each dirham on roads and transport projects amounts to AED 4.3

A British study conducted on 300 projects concluded that the economic return on each dirham invested in those projects ranged from AED1.84 to AED4.3.

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RTA gets re-certification in ISO Educational Organizations Management System

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been successfully obtained a renewal of ISO 21001:2018 Educational Organizations Management System (EOMS), for the second year running.

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Dubai Tram lifts 32m riders in 6 years of operation

This new mass transit means turned into safe and convenient commuting serving in popular areas for tourists, visitors and residents.

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Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates AED590 million Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre at Al Barsha

The facility is considered one of the biggest and most sophisticated traffic control centres worldwide in terms of smart technology use and the management of traffic systems

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Mobile Command Vehicle proves successful in crises and emergency management

RTA announced that the Mobile Command Vehicle had undertaken several specialist jobs since launched in March 2019. These successes were highlighted by carrying out six mock drills that demonstrated its effective role in crises and emergency management. 

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Receiving 31 thousand reports of items lost in taxis, cases resolution rate hits 99.9%

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that the Lost & Found Unit at its Call Centre, Customers Happiness Dep’t received 31,073 reports of items lost in Dubai Taxis during the period from January to September 2020.

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Al Tayer announces arrival of all new 50 Dubai Metro trains

15 of these trains are designated for serving Expo 2020, and the remaining 35 trains are meant to improve the level of service of the existing Dubai Metro.

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Auction 300 premium private, classic & motorbike plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits

RTA is offering 300 catchy private, classic and motorbike number plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits at the forthcoming 62nd Online Auction, the fourth of its kind this year. Plates oسn offer bear (A, B, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T and U)

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Al Tayer holds virtual meeting with American Ambassador to UAE

The meeting, which was attended by the American Consul General in Dubai His Excellency Philip Frayne, discussed means of boosting cooperation and sharing expertise between RTA and transportation firms in the USA.

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Dressing up Dubai’s landmarks with the national flag in celebration of Flag Day

Flags now flutter in various public facilities across Dubai as part of RTA’s celebrations of the event.

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RTA announces winners of ‘Hunt for Virtual Treasure’ contest on Public Transport Day

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the winners of the ‘Hunt for Treasure’ contest launched to mark the 11th Public Transport Day celebrations 2020

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Smart apps achieve 91% rating in customers satisfaction index

This high score, which demonstrates the success of RTA’s digital products in brining happiness to users, couldn’t have come at a better time as it coincides with RTA’s celebrations of its 15th anniversary on November 1st.

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Hamdan bin Mohammed inspects progress of Shindagha Bridge Project

This is evident in the large investments the emirate allocates to infrastructure projects that serve the needs of society members and the business community

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Working hours during Birth of the Prophet Holiday 1442 H

RTA announced the timings of its services covering customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, metro, tram, marine transport, and service provider centres (technical testing of vehicles) during the holiday marking the Prophet’s birthday, Thursday 29th October 2020.

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RTA celebrates 15th anniversary

This Sunday, November 1st, 2020, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will celebrate its 15th anniversary, which also marks the 11th Public Transport Day.

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Over a 1000 inspections of school bus activities

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) carried out 1011 inspections of operating school buses in 111 schools across the Emirate.

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RTA Update 5-year Artificial Intelligence Strategy

The study concluded to identify 140 projects to improve the technological performance of all operational, service and administrative processes as well as employee productivity.

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2 million nol plus points in Public Transport Day

From Sunday, October 25th, 2020 the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will kick-off a series of distinctive events that will continue to Nov 1st 2020 in celebration of the 11th Public Transport Day.

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Launching new bus route and opens Al Khan and Mamzar links for buses journeys between Dubai and Sharjah

On October 25th, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will launch Bus Route (F81), a new metro link service. It will also open a dedicated bus lane on Al Khan & Mamzar links for Route (E303) to lift commuters between Dubai and Sharjah and introduce other route improvements on the same date.

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RTA, Dubai Police step up coordination to boost safety of cycling and scooter track users

The two parties also discussed the Trucks Rest Stops project undertaken by RTA with the private sector and other projects relating to improving the quality of life in the city.

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1087 inspections of bus shelters in coop with Dubai Police, Municipality

Over five days, RTA carried out 1087 inspections of air-conditioned bus shelters across Dubai in coordination with the Dubai Police and Dubai Municipality

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Hamdan bin Mohammed inaugurates new generation bus stations at Al-Ghubaiba

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, inaugurated a set of new generation public bus stations at Al-Ghubaiba Bus Station.

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‘Dubai Drive’ app update adds 22 Salik services

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has added 22 new services all relating to the toll gates system, Salik, in a recent update to Dubai Drive app.

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RTA resumes Global Village bus & Abra services, upholds precautionary measures

RTA will also resume the electric Abra tourist services inside the Village as of October 25th, the date coincides with the silver jubilee of this premier tourist and family destination.

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RTA scoops 7 categories of Stevie International Business Awards 2020

RTA has picked up seven of Stevie International Business Awards 2020; top awards in recognising achievements and services of the business sector across the world.

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Women Committee holds breast cancer awareness event to mark Pink October

The Women Committee at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) organised a virtual workshop to mark the ‘Pink October’; the month for raising global awareness of breast cancer.

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Al Tayer holds virtual meeting with Japanese ambassador

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), held a video meeting with His Excellency Akihiko Nakajima, the Ambassador of Japan to the UAE

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Commercial spaces for lease at the metro stations of Route 2020

RTA is offering investment opportunities for renting retail outlets at the metro stations of Route 2020, namely Jebel Ali, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Investment Park and Expo 2020 stations

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Al Tayer honours bus driver for returning AED250k

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), honoured Mr Noor Khan, a bus driver at the Public Transport Agency, RTA, for his honesty and loyalty.

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Introducing remote electronic asset audit programme

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a remote programme for auditing its Asset Management System (AMS) known as eAudit.

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RTA obtains certification of compliance with British Standards in bus maintenance

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has obtained a certificate of compliance with the British Standard (BS EN 15341:2019) relating to bus maintenance performance indicators

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Field inspection of vehicle tyres in Dubai

RTA has recently launched a one-month field campaign to inspect the soundness of vehicles’ tyres travelling on Dubai roads and streets.

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Launching Communities of Practice initiative to boost employee’s knowledge maturity

The ultimate aim of the initiative is to promote the corporate business, enhance the performance and raise the cognitive maturity of RTA’s human resources.

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Starting the installation of 151 smart screens displaying real-time updates of bus timings

Subai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is about to complete the initial stage of installing a new generation of smart screens at public bus stations/stops to display real-time updates of bus timings.

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Completion of 80% of Al Khawaneej 2 Internal Roads Project extending 77km

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that 80% of project work on Al Khawaneej 2 Internal Roads Project extending 77 km is completed.

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RTA deploys food truck to serve bus drivers at Al Awir Depot

RTA has launched a food truck at Al Awir Bus Depot to offer meals to bus drivers and employees. The step aims to make staff happier through addressing their basic needs at the workplace

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Al Tayer explores cooperation with German Ambassador

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, held a video meeting with His Excellency Ernst Peter Fischer, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the UAE.

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'In Safe Hands' service proves popular despite Covid-19 challenges

DTC revealed that passenger demand for its ‘In Safe Hands’ service continued unabated despite the challenges of the Covid-19. The public uptake of the service is credited to its privacy, comfort and safety on the go for a wide spectrum of riders, especially children, students, ladies and senior citizens and residents.

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Dubai-licensed electric vehicles get exemption from parking fees

RTA unveiled an initiative for exempting electric vehicles licensed in Dubai from public parking fees for two years starting from July 1st 2020. The step supports Dubai’s Green Mobility Strategy by encouraging the use of this type of vehicles.

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RTA resumes 3 bus routes between Dubai and Sharjah

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, in collaboration with Sharjah’s Roads and Transport Authority, has resumed the operation of three intercity bus service for riders shuttling between the two Emirates.

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Global certification for RTA’s Covid-19 prevention measures

Preventive measures taken byRTA to combat the outbreak of the Covid-19 have gained international recognition from the Norwegian DNV.GL; a reputed international entity in the infection prevention and the management of associated risks.

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Al Tayer: Fast global changes dictate agile approach to challenges, expectations

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), stated that the fast-paced global changes, especially those related to the Covid-19 crisis, had created new situations

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RTA aligns its vision, strategic plan with UAE Centennial 2071

Additionally, the corporate value: (Excellence and Success) has been revised as (Pioneering and Competitiveness).

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Adding nol card top-up service to S’hail offerings

The step is part of RTA’s efforts to harness technology to deliver handy services that make public transport riding an increasingly enjoyable experience.

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Holding 3-day virtual Corporate Agility Week starting Sept 23rd, 2020

The step follows the launch of RTA’s Corporate Agility Transformation Programme aimed at launching a comprehensive implementation of agility concepts and practices and sustaining them in various fields of RTA’s business.

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Bus On-Demand service completes 84k journeys as satisfaction rating scores 4.7 out of 5

The RTA announced that its Bus On-Demand service had made 84,009 journeys from the start of the service last February up to September 2020

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Opening 4-way footbridge at vital Dubai Marina junction

The bridge boasts of a unique design echoing the urban architecture of the neighbourhood and coastal areas. It stretches 75 metres and handles about 8000 people per hour in all directions.

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RTA advances 3D printing in cooperation with Serco and specialist firm

RTA has made significant progress in the manufacturing of metro spare parts using 3D printing technology during the exceptional circumstances forced by the outbreak of the global pandemic Covid-19

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Auctions off 300 premium plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering 300 catchy number plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits at the forthcoming 61st Online Auction, the third this year

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RTA discusses benchmarking of project management practices with Dubai Municipality

RTA has briefed officials from the Dubai Municipality on the practices and processes of the Building and Facilities Department as well as the central and specialist indicators

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Yacht and boat docking service to the public

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently launched yacht and boat docking services to the public at its Al Garhoud Marine Workshop.

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RTA embarks on project to accommodate 3000 public bus drivers

RTA has endorsed a project to provide accommodation for 3000 eligible public bus drivers in Dubai, according to RTA’s accommodation procedures

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Hamdan bin Mohammed tours Route 2020 Project

Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said the Dubai Metro represents one of the emirate’s many success stories made possible by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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Briefing Etihad Aviation on pioneering and excellence practices

RTA has briefed officials from the Government Excellence Department at the Etihad Aviation Group on the best practices and procedures of excellence. The briefing is part of RTA’s strategy of sharing expertise and knowledge with government and semi-government entities and improving business processes.

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RTA, Trakhees sign MoU to streamline permits for lands impacted by Rail Protection Zone of Route 2020

RTA and the Department of Planning and Development - Trakhees at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, expressed their intents to step up cooperation in several fields of common concern.

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RTA signs MoU with Ministry of Interior to benefit employees from Fazaa Card

The step is part of the strategic cooperation between the two bodies and the exchange of business practices for the happiness of employees.

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RTA uses AI, Machine Learning in planning bus routes based on usage

The step is part of RTA’s endeavours to apply technology in saving the time and effort of all parties and improving the experience of public transport riders.

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Introducing new design for classic vehicle license plates

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced a new design for the license plates of classic vehicles, inspired by plates used in Dubai in the 1980s.

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Automating all employee administrative services, deploys virtual assistant

Such a step, which is part of RTA’s Digitisation Plan, contributes to Dubai Paperless Strategy 2021 and supports the efforts of fighting Covid-19.

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Al Tayer receives Innovation Organization Maturity certificate from American GIM Institute

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, has received the Innovation Organization Maturity certificate bestowed on the RTA from the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI), Boston, USA.

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8th edition of Dubai’s Railway Protection Code of Practice

RTA has approved the 8th edition of the Dubai’s Railway Protection Code of Practice. The latest version includes various improvements to the Code that enable RTA’s Rail Agency to adopt a more effective

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Vehicle technical testing certificates go paperless

The RTA has recently ceased the printing of technical testing paper certificates in respect of vehicles registered in Dubai and switched to e-certificates instead and emailed these certificates to to clients

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200 students benefit from RTA’s remote learning aid for fixed-income families

The initiative was administered by RTA’s Foundation in cooperation with Community Development Authority (CDA) and SERCO, Dubai Metro & Tram Operator.

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Progress rate in upgrading three metro stations clocks 40%

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, announced that the completion rate had reached 40% in upgrading three stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line namely: Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties and UAE Exchange.

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RTA celebrates women’s achievements on Emirati Women’s Day

The Women Committee of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) celebrated the Emirati Women’s Day, which took place this year under the theme “Preparing for the Next 50: Women in Support of the Nation”.

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Al Tayer and Al Marri inspect cycling tracks, pedestrian crossing projects

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, and His Excellency Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, have recently made an inspection tour of cycling tracks and pedestrian crossing projects currently undertaken by RTA in Dubai

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RTA, DANS sign MoU in support of Autonomous Air Vehicle Project

RTA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) as part of a strategy to exchange expertise with government and semi-government entities sharing common objectives

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Dubai Taxi introduces precautionary measures for school transport service, limits number of students per bus

The move echoes the directives of the Dubai’s leaders to provide students with a healthy and safe environment par excellence.

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104th open distinctive plates auction in Dubai fetches AED36m with 83% increase over last auction in 2019

The 104th Open Auction for Distinctive Number Plates organised by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on 22 August generated AED36.224 millions.

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55% of work completed in Trucks Rest Stop on Emirates Road

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that completion rate in the Trucks Rest Stop Project at Dubai Land, Emirates Road had reached 55%.

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Service timing during holiday of New Hijri Year 1442

RTA has announced the timings of its services covering customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, metro, tram, marine transport, and service provider centres

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Workshop urges school bus operators to step up protection against Covid-19

More than 153k students from private schools and 21k students from public schools in Dubai use school buses, which reached 6,732 buses in the Emirate

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Opening two bus routes (metro link and express service), improving others

RTA is set to launch two bus routes as early as August 24th. The first one, F27, is a metro link service shuttling between Al Jafiliya metro station and Al Satwa

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RTA obtains Organizational Maturity Certificate in Innovation – Level 4

RTA has recently obtained Organizational Maturity Certificate (OMC) in Innovation – Level 4, branded Master-Innovation Leadership, from the Global Innovation Management Institute (GIMI) based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Completion rate of model bus stations at Al Satwa, Oud Metha hits 77%

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, announced that construction of the two model public bus stations at Oud Metha and Al Satwa had reached 77%.

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V 12 tops 90 premium plates of 2 to 5 digits up for grabs in RTA’s 104th open auction

The super number plate (V 12) will top a fascinating collection of 90 fancy licensing plates of two, three, four and five digits on offer at the forthcoming 104th open auction of RTA

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Al Tayer explores cooperation with French Keolis Group

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, held a remote video meeting with Bernard Tabary, CEO International at Keolis Group; a leading French Firm and operator of passenger transport on various transit modes.

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RTA holds training courses for Abra operators

RTA in cooperation with Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) have recently held training courses to polish the skills of traditional Abra operators, shuttling riders daily between the two sides of the Dubai Creek

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Dubai Taxi ponders 42 innovative ideas for post-coronavirus future

The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has held an online workshop entitled: ‘Preparatory Steps for Post-Coronavirus Year.’

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Opening of 5 bridges stretching 2571m leading to Deira Islands in coop with Nakheel

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened on Saturday, August 8, 2020 five bridges leading to Deira Islands constructed in cooperation with Nakheel. The new bridges link with the existing bridge crossing over the Navigation Canal

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RTA lifts 3m riders during Eid Al Adha holiday 1441H

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that Dubai's public transit means and taxis lifted 2,853,710 riders during the holiday of Eid Al Adha 1441H (30 July to 2 August 2020).

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Launching corporate agility transformation programme to cope with government and global trends

RTA announced the launch of a Corporate Agility Transformation Programme to foster a comprehensive implementation of agility concepts & practices and sustain them across RTA business areas

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Al Tayer inspects Bin Yaber Driving Institute

His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, inspected Bin Yaber Driving Institute at Al Rawiyya

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Supporting 500 orphans, disadvantaged families on Eid Al-Adha

RTA launched an array of initiatives in support of 500 orphan children from less fortunate families marking the advent of Eid Al-Adha.

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