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Launching construction project management programme in coordination with PMI

RTA, in coordination with the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the United States of America, has launched a specialized training program in construction project management.

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6.7 million metro riders during Eid Al Adha 1445H – 2024 holiday

RTA announced that during Eid Al Adha holiday, from June 15 to 18, 2024, the total number of passengers who used public transportation, shared transportation, and taxis exceeded 6.7 million compared to approximately 6.4 million riders during the same period last with.

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RTA service timings during Eid Al Adha holiday (15-18 June)

RTA has announced the business hours of all its services during the holiday of Eid Al Adha 1445H/ 2024, which extends from 9 to 12 Dhu Al Hijja 1445H (Saturday 15 June to Tuesday 18 June 2024).

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Marking Eid Al Adha with happiness to People of Determination, Orphans, and Senior Citizens

RTA has organized a series of Eid Al Adha initiatives aimed to bring joy to people of determination, orphans, and senior citizens during this festive season.

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Inspecting 698 locations for right-of-way violations

RTA in Dubai recently conducted an extensive inspection campaign on 698 developer sites and free zones across the Emirate. The campaign's main objective was to monitor the occupation of the right-of-way, ensure compliance with regulations, and guarantee the safety of road users.

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Unveiling ‘nol Travel’ card with exclusive benefits and discounts

RTA has launched the 'nol Travel' discount card initiative, which provides users with various benefits related to public transport and taxi fare payments as well as parking fees in the Emirate.

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Opening major bridge as part of Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

RTA opened a major bridge as part of the Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road Intersection Improvement Project on Sunday 09 June 2024. The project involves the construction of four bridges, totalling 2,874 meters in length and with a capacity of 17,600 vehicles per hour.

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Ahmed bin Mohammed honours winners of 13th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, honoured the winners of the 13th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) 2024 organised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

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RTA Urges Regular Vehicle inspection as Summer Heat Approaches

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)urges motorists to ensure their vehicles are well-maintained and regularly inspected, particularly during the summer season, when there is an expected increase in road travel.

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Inspection to curb illegal passenger transport service

RTA recently carried out a series of inspections targeting unlicensed passenger transport and related promotional activities. These inspections were conducted in collaboration with the Dubai Police General Headquarters, Airport Security, and Emirate’s Parking.

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Honouring Outstanding Vendors and Investors

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) honoured its top suppliers and investors, including private companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which contributed significantly to RTA’s infrastructure projects.

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Contract awarded for development of Al Mamzar and Jumeirah 1 Beaches

The Higher Committee for Urban Planning and Well-Being announced the award of contracts to develop Al Mamzar and Jumeirah 1 Beaches. The project spans 5.7 km (4.3 km at Al Mamzar and 1.4 km at Jumeirah 1). The cost of both projects is estimated as AED355 million.

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Commercial and Logistics Land Transport Strategy 2030

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), unveiled the details of the Dubai Commercial and Logistics Land Transport Strategy 2030.

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Launching initiative to enhance services for privileged corporate customers

RTA recently launched a new initiative, (Accounts Manager), for its distinguished customers from companies and institutions, which deals with the authority’s various institutions and sectors through its Customer Happiness Department.

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Prestigious International Award and Certificate for Sustainability and Environmental Excellence

RTA won an international award and certificate in sustainability and the environment, as it obtained the certificate in the field of energy and environmental designs (gold category) from the US Green Building Council for the Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre in Al Barsha

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Completion of expansion roads works in Al Mizhar

RTA has accomplished infrastructure enhancements on Streets A11 and A26 in Al Mizhar area. The project involved widening two streets from two to four lanes in both directions, covering a total distance of 6.8 km.

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Opening registration for 4th Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport in 2025

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the RTA announces the opening of registration for the 4th Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2025, under the theme: "Dubai Autonomous Transport Zone.”

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Completion of internal road works in Al Qusais Industrial Area

RTA has finished extensive improvements on the internal roads and lighting in Al Qusais Industrial areas 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The project included constructing 32 roads covering 10 kilometers and installing streetlights along 43,000 meters.

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New version of RTA App for Seamless Access to Services

RTA has released new upgraded version of its ‘RTA App,’ designed to provide users with unparalleled ease of use and streamlined access to all RTA services

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Upgrading 900 lighting units to LED technology along 9 km of Sheikh Rashid Street

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has successfully upgraded 900 lighting units along 9 km of Sheikh Rashid Street to energy-efficient LED lighting type

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24 innovative initiatives integral to Digital Strategy 2023-2030

RTA revealed 24 innovative initiatives which cover seven areas including Digital Twin, Metaverse, Robotics, ecosystems, enterprise solutions, AI, and data, as part of the first phase of Digital Strategy 2023-2030

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Signing an MoU to drive investment in digital assets

RTA has entered into a strategic partnership after signing an MoU with SmartCrowd Holding Ltd, the parent company of SmartCrowd Ltd. The latter, licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA),

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115th Open Auction for Dubai's Premium Plates Yields AED65 Million

The 115th Premium Vehicle Number Plates Open Auction, held by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has raised AED65.588 million, marking a significant 28% increase compared to the previous auction's AED51.216 million.

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Constructing 13.5 km multi-use track for bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians

This new track, which links Al Sufouh to Dubai Hills via Hessa Street, features two architecturally innovative bridges crossing over Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road.

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Resumption of metro service at Onpassive, Equiti, and Mashreq Metro Stations

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announces that Dubai Metro service will resume at Onpassive, Equiti, and Mashreq stations as of 19th May 2024. The Energy Metro Station is scheduled to return to service before end of May 2024.

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Opportunity to display adverts on school buses

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) offers investment opportunities for school bus operators by permitting the display of advertisements and promotional campaigns of Dubai’s business community on school buses.

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Launching lifespan extension inspection initiative for commercial vehicles

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently unveiled an initiative aimed at extending the lifespan of commercial vehicles owned by companies and entities registered in Dubai.

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Completion of road widening works over 1 km on two sites in Al Jaddaf and Business Bay

The first location involved widening Al Khail Road over 600 metres at Al Jaddaf by adding a new lane to increase traffic flow towards Deira. The second location involved widening Al Khail Road at the entrance to Business Bay by adding a new 435-metre lane

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Hamdan bin Mohammed approves Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, approved the ‘Dubai Quality of Life Strategy 2033’

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Operating seasonal network for marine transit services

This initiative uses big data to analyse daily passenger patterns to match them with trip timetables and service frequencies to suit various seasons and events.

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Completion of 45% of First Contract for Phase 4 of Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project

The project scope extends 4.8 km from the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Road with Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street to the Falcon Intersection on Al Mina Street. It involves the construction of three bridges extending 3.1 km with a capacity of 19,400 vehicles per hour in all directions.

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Exclusive collection of 90 plates in 115th Open Auction

The super number plates AA16, AA69, and AA123 top a pack of 90 fabulous vehicle licensing plates of two, three, four and five digits on offer at the forthcoming 115th Open Licensing Plates Auction of RTA. Plates on offer bear (AA-I-J-L-M-N-O-P-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z) codes.

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Inspiring Leaders Programme for Women in Coop with HBMSU

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), unveiled a training programme for female employees. This initiative is part of a broader collaboration with local educational institutions that take leading roles in offering leadership development training programmes.

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DIPMF calls for 13 recommendations in project management

Participants at the 9th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF), organised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Resuming metro services at stations affected by weather conditions by May 28th

RTA announced the Dubai Metro services would return to normalcy at stations impacted by the recent extreme weather condition, known as the “Hadeer” Storm, as of May 28th, 2024.

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MoU with Seoul Government for enhancing cooperation in public transport

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Seoul Metropolitan Government have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at bolstering cooperation and enhancing their strategic partnership.

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Al Tayer opens 5th Emirati French Business Engagement Summit

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA opened the 5th Emirati French Business Engagement Summit today.

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Transforming Umm Ramool and Al Barsha Customer Happiness Centres into hybrid models

RTA has embarked on Phase II of Upgrading Customer Happiness Centres Development Project. This phase involves converting Umm Ramool and Al Barsha Centres into hybrid centres.

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The Customer Council discusses service improvement with residents of Rashdiya, Umm Suqeim, and Al Khawaneej

The Customer Council of the RTA, in collaboration with the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA), recently convened three dialogue sessions within the District Councils of Al Rashdiya, Umm Suqeim, and Al Khawaneej

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Launching the ‘Stadium’ Bus Station, Improving Several Bus Routes

RTA is set to inaugurate on (Friday 3rd May, 2024) the new Stadium Bus Station, which is located at the Al Qusais Area besides the Stadium Metro Station, which boasts a strategic location that witnesses a growing demand for bus service

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Securing advanced-level certification in Compliance Management Maturity Assessment

RTA has attained an advanced certification in Compliance Management Maturity Assessment, a prestigious global practice that reflects RTA’s pioneering.

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Digital nol card use on Samsung smartphones doubles since launch

RTA announced a surge in the user base of the nol Pay App, surpassing 950,000 users. This increase is mirrored in the sale of digital cards through Samsung smartphones, which have exceeded 6,000 cards, a 100% rise compared to the previous three years.

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Conducting preventive maintenance of sidewalks spanning 80,000 m2 in 2023

In line with its standing commitment to uphold the highest standards of asset sustainability, enhance customers’ happiness, and foster well-being, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) carried out extensive sidewalk maintenance works across the emirate

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Announcing new dedicated Bus and Taxi Lanes

RTA has endorsed a plan to construct dedicated lanes for buses and taxis extending 13.1 km on six key streets—Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, 2nd of December, Al Satwa, Al Nahda, Omar bin Al Khattab, and Naif Streets. Scheduled for completion between 2025 and 2027.

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Badges system to enhance field employee performance

RTA has unveiled a new badges’ system designed for field employees. This initiative aims to boost the performance of over 650 field employees encountering unique challenges.

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Expanding Bus on Demand service to Business Bay

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has expanded its 'Bus on Demand' service to Business Bay following a successful month-long trial, as per the planned roll-out of the initiative.

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13th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport attracts 168 participants

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) reported a 20% participation increase in the 13th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST), with 168 entries registered

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5.235m people benefited from 50 RTA’s community-based initiatives in 2023

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out 50 community and volunteer initiatives, reaching over 5.235 million beneficiaries both within and outside the UAE in 2023.

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Developing 360 maritime services via e-link to Dubai Maritime Authority

RTA has embarked on a collaboration with Dubai Maritime Authority (DMA) at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) to enhance RTA’s 360 marine transport services

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Auction 350 exclusive 3, 4 and 5-digit plates online

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering 350 unique number plates of 3, 4 and 5 digits for private and vintage vehicles as well as motorbikes bearing (A-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X) codes.

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Awarding contract for 3-lane Al Khaleej Street Tunnel Project

Following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to complement the development of Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project to match the ongoing rapid population growth.

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Lifting 5.9 million passengers during Eid Al Fitr holiday 1445 H/2024

RTA announces that public transport means, taxis and shared mobility vehicles have transported about 5.9 million passengers during the holiday of Eid Al Fitr 1445H (10 to 12 April 2024).

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Service hours during holiday of Eid Al Fitr 1445H (2024)

RTA has announced the business hours of all services during the holiday of Eid Al Fitr 1445H (2024) covering Customer Happiness Centres, Paid Parking Zones, Public Buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, Marine Transport means, and Service Provider Centres (Vehicle Testing).

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Launching Eid al-Fitr initiatives for orphans, people of determination and students

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is all set to unleash a series of Eid al-Fitr initiatives in partnership with the Emirates Red Crescent, Rashid Center for People of Determination, Al Etihad Charity Foundation, Keolis MHI — Dubai Metro and Tram Operator - and Roxy Cinema.

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Facilitating seamless travel on Dubai Metro Red Line

RTA, in cooperation with Keolis MHI (the operator of Dubai Metro and Tram), unveiled an improvement to the timetable of Dubai Metro Red Line Y junction (Meeting point of three railways)

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Launching Green Fleet Rating System for commercial transport

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has officially launched the ‘Green Fleet Rating System,’ a key initiative designed to reinforce sustainable practices within Dubai's commercial transport activities.

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Adjusting truck movement timings on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

RTA and Dubai Police General Headquarters announced changes to the timings for truck movement on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road. The adjustment of timing applies to a section of the road extending from Ras Al Khor Road to Sharjah in both directions during peak traffic hours as of 28th April 2024.

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Awarding contracts for developing 22 bus stations and depots

RTA has awarded a number of contracts under a three-year plan to improve 22 bus stations and depots (16 bus stations and 6 bus depots).

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Distributing Ramadan Ration to 2,520 beneficiaries marking Zayed Humanitarian Day

The Ramadan Ration initiative 1445 Hijri / 2024 organised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on 19 Ramadan benefited 2520 people.

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Completion of widening of Ras Al Khor Road 3 km from Bu Kadra Intersection to Al Khail Intersection

RTA has completed the Ras Al Khor Road Widening Project from 3 to 4 lanes along a 3 km stretch in both directions. Works extend from the Bu Kadra intersection to the Al Khail Road intersection

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Obtaining ISO certificate in training passenger transport drivers

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been certified as compliant with ISO 29994:2021 standards. In the process, RTA is marked as the first organisation worldwide in the roads and transport industry to obtain such certification.

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Completion of the new generation of integrated services

RTA has accomplished phase one of the new generation of integration services to achieve the vision of the (360 services) policy, aimed at developing services to be proactive, seamless, integrated, remotely accessible and automated.

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Introducing pilot co-working space at Burjuman Metro Station

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced a co-working concept with The Co-Spaces, a leading business incubator certified by the Dubai SME and provider of innovative co-working solutions called WO-RK.

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Completion of 75% of Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Roads Intersection Improvement Project

It involves the construction of four bridges that span 2,874 meters in total designed to handle a traffic capacity of 17,600 vehicles per hour.

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Launching free smart umbrella service

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with UmbraCity, a leading Canadian smart umbrella share service company, has launched a revolutionary ‘free of cost’ smart umbrella service at Al Ghubaiba Bus and Metro station.

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Upgrade Ticket Vending Machines across Dubai Metro Stations

RTA has completed the upgrade of 165 out of the 262 Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) across metro stations. The step aims to delight metro users by implementing several improvements and upgrades to these devices.

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Completion of traffic solutions in Hatta, Oud Al Muteena1, and Al Sufouh1

These projects aimed at improving the efficiency of the roads network, easing traffic movement, eliminating traffic jam, and elevating safety levels for all road users in the emirate.

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Launching the in-car interactive screens initiative in taxis

RTA launched an innovative project aimed at bringing happiness to taxi riders in the emirate. It involves the introduction of 4,500 state-of-the-art interactive screens that provide passengers with a diverse array of premium lifestyle, news, entertainment, offers, and promotions on the go.

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Finalising Phase III of Qualifying Facilities for use by People of Determination Project

RTA has completed Phase III of a project to retrofit its buildings and facilities to make them accessible and friendly for People of Determination in compliance with the standards of the ‘Dubai Building Code’.

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Expanding Traffic Incident Management in collaboration with Dubai Police

RTA, in coordination with Dubai Police General HQ, announces the expansion of the Traffic Incident Management Unit project. By the end of 2024, four additional main road corridors will be integrated into the project, which will increase the coverage from 13 to 17 traffic corridors and streets.

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Endorsing the First Version of NOC Submission Guidelines to Streamline Infrastructure Projects

This guide provides instructions for contractors, consultants, and individuals who need permits to carry out infrastructure projects within the rail right-of-way zone.

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Cautioning motorists against dangers of drowsy driving

RTA called on motorists to avoid driving while feeling exhausted or drowsy, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, when the attentiveness of some motorists drops due to the change in eating and sleeping habits.

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Completion of construction works of internal roads at Margham, Lehbab, Al Lesaili, and Hatta

The project works spanned 35 km: 18 km of roadwork, and the addition of lighting poles along another 17 km of existing streets.

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Recognition of 100 Ideal Taxi Drivers for outstanding service

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recognised the exceptional performance of 100 Ideal Taxi drivers working with RTA-franchised companies through the Taxi Sector Excellence Award.

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Humanitarian and community initiatives engaging volunteers in celebration of Ramadan

Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introduced a series of humanitarian and community-driven initiatives under the theme “Journey of Good”.

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Opening new cycling tracks in Al Khawaneej and Mushrif

RTA has inaugurated cycling tracks in Al Khawaneej and Mushrif extending 7 km to connect with the existing tracks in the two districts, which already span 32 km

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Service hours during the holy month of Ramadan 1445H (2024)

RTA has announced the business hours during Ramadan covering Customer Happiness Centres, Paid Parking Zones, Public Buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, Marine Transport, and Service Provider Centres (Technical Testing).

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Celebrating International Women's Day with Female Employees’ Happiness Hitting 85%

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) marked the International Women's Day, which is observed annually on March 8. Held under the theme: 'Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress.

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Statement of His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer marking International Women's Day

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), commended the role of UAE's leadership in empowering women and mobilising all resources to bolster their contributors to the growth and advancement of the nation.

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Hamdan bin Mohammed reviews progress of a housing project for citizens in Al Khawaneej 2

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, and Chairman of the Higher Committee for Development and Citizens Affairs, today reviewed the progress of a housing project being developed for citizens in Al Khawaneej 2.

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Opening of 56th International Commission for Driver Testing Congress (CIECA)

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer launched the 56th International Commission for Driver Testing (CIECA) Congress, themed: “Smart Driving in Future Cities.”

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Opening Al Majasimi and Al Wasl Road Intersection

RTA has inaugurated a new signalised junction at Al Majasimi intersection and Al Wasl Road, situated between Umm Suqeim Street and Al Thanya Street.

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Dubai Taxi records 8% growth in trips between 2022-2023

Dubai's taxi sector has experienced substantial growth in 2023, clocking about 114 million trips, lifting in the process around 198.4 million passengers throughout the year. This annual trip count is the highest tally recorded over the past 15 years.

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39 local, regional, and international awards in 2023

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has garnered 39 local, regional, and international awards in 2023. This impressive collection of awards included the Global Safety Award presented by the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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Al Tayer attends finale of 5th UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2024

Al Tayer and the attendees watched a video spotlighting the congress including various sessions, workshops, site visits, interactions among participants, and a showcase of the latest technologies in transportation and mobility at the accompanying exhibition.

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UITP MENA Congress Concludes with Focus on Urban Planning's Role in Transforming Cities

The UITP MENA Congress and Exhibition concluded with a plenary session titled "Shaping Our Cities with Urban Planning." The session focused on the impact of urban planning on improving public transport accessibility and efficiency in cityscapes.

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UITP MENA Congress Explore strategies to improve Public Transport Image

The second day of the UITP MENA Congress and Exhibition featured a plenary session titled "Growing the Positive Image of Public Transport". The session highlighted the importance of making public transportation more desirable by enhancing its sustainability, comfort, and convenience.

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Harnessing the power of Big data and AI

Attendees of the panel discussion, titled "Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence”, held on the second day of the UITP MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2024, agreed that cutting-edge technologies, including data analytics and AI, are revolutionizing public urban transportation.

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Al Tayer witnesses signing MOU for the Safety of Drivers

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, and His Excellency Khalil Ibrahim Khoury, witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the RTA and the MoHRE to enhance the safety of drivers of the passenger transport sector (public buses, taxis and school transportation) by publishing educational materials.

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Signing MoU for trial operations of the smart robot

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Terminus Group, a leading robotics and advanced technical systems provider.

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Al Tayer witnesses signing of MoU with ISIC Association

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between RTA and International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Association to launch a new nol card with numerous benefits for school and university students across the UAE and Dubai in particular.

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Greener Transport for Healthier Cities

A plenary session on the opening day of the UITP MENA Congress and Exhibition entitled “Greener Transport for Healthier Cities” drew considerable attention due to the widespread recognition of the need for clean, sustainable, and eco-friendly transportation solutions among a broad array of experts, specialists, and policymakers worldwide.

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MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition kicks off in Dubai

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA and UITP is hosting the 5th edition of the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition, under the theme of ‘Sustainable Mobility and Wellbeing.’

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Innovation labs for mobility activities and technical administrative field

During the second half of 2023, RTA organised 5 innovation labs at its Mobility Research and Innovation Centre located at the University of Birmingham in Dubai. The labs included activities related to the Traffic and Roads Agency, Rail Agency, and the Corporate Administrative Support Services sector.

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Al Khail Road Improvement Project

In response to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to expand the road network infrastructure to keep pace with Dubai's continuous growth and cater to the urban and demographic needs to ensure seamless traffic flow, and under the supervision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, RTA has awarded a contract worth AED700 million for Al Khail Road Improvement Project.

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Obtaining ISO certification in financial sustainability

RTA has achieved ISO certification in financial sustainability, marking a first-time accomplishment across the Middle East. Granted by the British Standards Institution (BSI)

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21st Anniversary of the Executive Council

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, congratulated His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the 21st anniversary of the Executive Council's establishment in Dubai.

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Registering intellectual property in "Governance Maturity Assessment"

RTA announced the registration of intellectual property of a guide and working mechanism in Governance Maturity Assessment. The registration process was carried out by the Internal Audit Department of RTA.

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The Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-being Pillar workshop

The Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-being Pillar held a two-day workshop featuring various sessions and panel discussions focused on serving the requirements for future development and outlining a strategic plan for quality projects and initiatives undertaken by the affiliated entities.

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