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Press Releases

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Eid gifts to 1500 students marking the Year of Zayed

The gesture marks the nation’s celebrations of the Year of Zayed in collaboration with the UAE Red Crescent, Rawfid Centre for Development and Education, and the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah.


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Service timing during Eid Al-Adha holiday 2018

Dubai’s RTA has announced the timing of transport services during Eid Al-Adha holiday affecting customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit means, and centres of service providers


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Carrying out inspection campaign on transport activities in Dubai

RTA represented by Public Transport Agency, has launched diverse inspection campaigns on transport activities in the Emirate during the first half of year 2018.


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Endorsing testing standards of electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles

RTA has endorsed the standards of testing electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles, which are in line with the highest international standards applied in several countries in this regard.


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Emirati youth contributing to corporate performance

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) stressed the role of Emirati youth in driving its corporate performance through capitalising on their innovative ideas and technical skills.


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Contract for trial run of Traffic Incidents Management System to Emirates Transport

The TIM scheme will be tentatively implemented on a 70-km sector of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road for one year starting from 16 September 2018.


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Signing MoU with Rochester University covering research and academic programs

The RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with (RIT) – Dubai to provide scientific consultations and advancement professional development for RTA employees


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Dubai Taxi offers discount coupons on Ladies Limo Service

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is offering discount vouchers on Ladies Limousine Taxi Service dubbed (Amira) to a number of entities concerned with women affairs in Dubai


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103m riders used Dubai Metro in first half of 2018

During the first half of 2018 year, the Dubai Metro Red and Green Lines have lifted 103.292 million riders, compared with 100.558 million riders lifted during the same period 2017 year.


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RTA, Emaar join hands to promote Ferry service

This agreement aims to support RTA’s Ferry service through promoting the sale of Dubai Ferry tickets amongst Dubai visitors, residents and tourist groups received by Emaar.


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Rolling out smart seasonal parking cards service

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a smart seasonal parking cards service through RTA Dubai App as part of its ongoing efforts to deliver top class services to beneficiaries


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Dubai Tram clinches MEED’s Quality Project Award

Dubai Tram has won the Transport Project of the Year Award presented by MEED International (Middle East) in recognition of quality projects in the region.


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Introducing Smart Time Management System during events

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is launching a Smart Time Management System (STMS) at venues of various events such as exhibitions and conferences


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Conducting a training course on asset management for government employees in the UAE

RTA’s Asset Management Department has recently conducted a pilot training course for one of Dubai Government employees on asset management


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DX regional award for using nol Card in paying park fees

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won IDC Digital Transformation (DX) Award for using nol card in paying entry fees of public parks in Dubai through smart turnstiles, in cooperation with Dubai Municipality.


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Dubai Taxi celebrates first graduates of Promising Leaders Programme

Dubai Taxi has celebrated the graduation of the first batch of Promising Leaders Programme held in conjunction with a specialist knowledge group.


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Providing complimentary directional signs for wedding events of Emiratis starting September 2018

Al Tayer also honoured proponents of wedding and condolences events directional signs suggestion, which was widely welcomed by community members.


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Dubai Awards for Sustainable Transport 11th Cycle kicks off on 1st August 2018 as categories grow

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the 11th edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) featuring two new categories to enhance sustainability.


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‘Apple Pay’ feature activated in RTA Dubai app

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched Apple Pay feature enabling customers using iPhones to process the payment of several fees in a quick and safe environment via RTA Dubai app


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Public transport ridership in Dubai clocks 278m riders in the first half of 2018

The figure shows a steady growth compared with the ridership reported during the same period last year amounting to 275.242 million riders. It translates into a current daily average of 1.535 million riders


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RTA wins ‘Excellence in GIS’ regional award

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has scooped the Excellence in GIS Implementation at GISWORX 2018 Award (EGI Award).


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Dubai Taxi honors “Service Star” winners with vehicles gifted by Al Futtaim Automotive

The winners were offered Toyota Yaris Sedan, presented by Al Futtaim Automotive. The Award is part of motivational initiatives of DTC to bring happiness to employees.


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Leisure mobility service launched for Electric Abra users on Dubai Creek

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched leisure mobility service for Electric Abra users on Dubai Creek, between Al Seef, Baniyas and Festival City Stations


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Supporting Egyptian families and 400 students in celebration of the Year of Zayed

As part of the initiative of RTA Foundation that was launched last year in reply to the ‘Year of Giving’ initiative and the continuation of its activities that go with the ‘Year of Zayed’ 2018.


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RTA unveils 8th Safety Awards and introduces Safety Star category

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the 8th Safety Awards 2018 for recognising partners, consultants, contractors and employees adopting the best safety practices


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RTA and Dubai Police to start trial run of Traffic Incidents Management Scheme on Sept 16, 2018

The RTA and the Dubai Police General HQ announced that the trial run of the Traffic Incidents Management Scheme would be applied to a 70 km sector of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road for one year starting from 16 September 2018


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Lifetime e-Registration of vehicles for individuals to start on 1 August 2018

RTA has launched the third and final phase of Vehicle e-Registration, enabling individuals to replace their existing vehicle registration cards by lifetime e-Registration, as of 1 August 2018


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Attending factory tests of Rail Fastening Systems of Route 2020 Project in UK

A delegation from RTA has recently visited PANDROL Company in the UK to attend factory tests and verify the efficiency and the manufacturing quality of Rail Fastening Systems to be supplied to Route 2020 Project.


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Opening tunnel linking Happiness St with Meydan St on Friday

On Friday, July 20, 2018, Dubai RTA will open a 420m tunnel providing a left-turn from the Happiness Street to Al Meydan Street. The tunnel is part of the recently opened Phase II of the Parallel Roads Improvement Project at the Business Bay District.


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Conducting a pilot for an advanced smart technology to assist People of Determination at Metro Stations

RTA has launched a demo smart technology via iPhone only, at Rashidiya Metro Station to serve the blind people of determination using Dubai Metro services.


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Al Tayer discusses cooperation with Thai Council of State

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received HE Mr. Distat HOTRAKITYA – Secretary General of Council of State, Kingdom of Thailand and the accompanying delegation


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Tunnel linking Airport and Marrakech Streets to open on Friday July 20,2018

The tunnel will provide smooth traffic flow from the Airport Street to Marrakech Street in a densely populated district with several schools as well as public and private entities in the neighborhood


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Diverting 8 licensing services to smart channels

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is all set to divert eight licensing services to smart channels. Accordingly, such services will no longer be on offer at Service Centers as of July 22, 2018.


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Al Qudra-Jebel Ali Lehbab Junction to be upgraded

The project will ease the traffic flow on both Al Qudra Road and Jebel Ali Lehbab Road; a vital corridor for traffic to JAFZA and Abu Dhabi, bypassing downtown areas.


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Starting registration for 2nd ‘Tamkeen with RTA’ Programme

RTA announced the start of registration for the second edition of ‘Tamkeen with RTA’ Programme. This three-month training programme targets Emirati graduates who have not found jobs over a year since graduation


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Al Tayer briefs delegation of Bosch on hi-tech transit & traffic systems

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, has received HE Dr. Volkmar Denner, Chairman of the BOM Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany.


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Call Centre handles over a million calls during first half of 2018

RTA's Call Centre (8009090), has received 1,022,421 calls during the first six months of 2018. The average response time per call has clocked 14 seconds; which compares well with the targeted period of 20 seconds


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Setting 1 August, 2018 a deadline for submissions in Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

The initiative is in collaboration with Khalifa University and NewCities International Organisation. A total sum of five million dollars will be allocated for the Challenge as prize money.


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Supporting Hatta Development with VAN to transfer kidney patients

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) announced the allocation of a VAN for Hatta Hospital; a Dubai Government hospital, to transfer kidney patients in need of dialysis to Dubai


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Marine transit means ferry 7m riders in first half of 2018

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) revealed that the total ridership of marine transit modes in Dubai has clocked 7,182,435 riders during the first half of 2018 year.


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Opening Improvement of Al Awir Road, Entrances of International City Project (Phase I)

HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced the opening of Improvement of Al Awir Road and Entrances of International City Project (Phase I) on Saturday, July 14, 2018.


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Briefing Ministry of Foreign Affairs about corporate governance practices

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has recently received a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to brief them on the best corporate governance practices.


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Starting ‘AJYAL’ internship to offer students career exposure

The programme, which started on 1st of July and continues up to 30th of August 2018, stems from RTA’s keenness to instil the value of work and practical skills in these youths.


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Al Tayer explores cooperation with Angolan Minister of Territorial Planning

A visiting delegation from the Republic of Angola headed by Her Excellency Mrs. Ana de Carvalho, Minister of Territorial Planning and Habitation


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Celebrating the RTA nursery graduates for 8th straight year

About 26 children of female employees have graduated from the Nursery established by RTA in 2010 in line with its corporate responsibility to raise the job satisfaction of this segment of employees.


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Handling 8m taxi bookings in first half of 2018

The Booking and Dispatch Center at RTA’s Public Transport Agency has handled 8,294,714 million bookings placed by taxi riders in Dubai during the first half of this year


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Issuing Right-of-Way Utilities Distribution Manual

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai announced the release of the Right-of-Way Utilities Distribution Manual with the aim of streamlining the distribution of infrastructural utilities on the right-of-way


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Completion of tunnel-drilling works of Route 2020 extending 3200m

The completion of key tunnelling works of Route 2020 Project stretching 3.2 km at a depth ranging from 12 to 36 meters.


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New bus route between Dubai & Sharjah at 30-minute headway time

The Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), had recently launched a new bus route between Dubai and Sharjah named (E311)


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Customers Council ponders improvement of school transport services

The Customers Council of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has recently held its 91st session at RTA’s premises with various parties operating in the field of school transport


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Al Tayer awards 46 Emirati graduates of RTA’s Scholarships Programme

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has recently awarded 46 Emirati graduates of RTA’s Scholarships Programme amongst RTA’s employees and affiliated students


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Dubai Taxi explores 273 ideas in Government Innovation Lab 2018

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has held its Government Innovation Lab 2018 that aimed at concluding creative ideas and suggestions to induce a positive change in Dubai Taxi services


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Organising and Jury Committees of Sustainable Transport Award explore improvements for next edition

The meeting discussed several issues related to improvements of the Award’s business processes in the forthcoming 11th edition of the Award.


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Activates Phase 3 of Dedicated Bus Lanes in July 2018

From 1 July 2018, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will start the actual implementation of Phase 3 of Dedicated Bus and Taxi Lanes (Masar).


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Completing 85% of Phase 1 of 7th Interchange, Al Yalayes and Al Asayel Road Projects

The two projects will enhance the link between the Sheikh Zayed Road and both Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. They will ease the traffic flow on the Sheikh Zayed Road.


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Announcing the winners of short story writers contest for people of determination

The competition, which targeted schools’ and universities’ students of that category across all nationalities, was part of Phase II of the ‘Read More’ initiative


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Launching NFC payment initiative at Customer Happiness Centres

The RTA has recently unleashed an initiative for payment of fees at Customer Happiness Centres using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology of smartphones and devices.


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Two Middle Eastern IT Infrastructure and Storage Capacity awards

The RTA has won two Middle Eastern Network Awards sponsored by ITP Media Group. The first was in the Best Information Technology Infrastructure Project category. The second was in the Best Data Storage


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Testing the telecommunication systems of Route 2020 in Italy

A delegation from RTA’s Rail Agency in Dubai has recently visited Thales Factory in Italy to attend factory tests of the Broad Band Radio Wireless Telecommunication Systems of Route 2020 Project


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Customers Council conducts a live chat session with metro and tram riders via Twitter

The session held by the Customers’ Council of the RTA via Twitter under ‘Chat with RTA’ initiative has proved to be popular and interactive, engaging various community segments and nationalities.


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About 4m riders during Eid Al-Fitr holidays 2018

The total ridership of public transport means and taxis of the RTA during Eid Al Fitr holidays 2018 had reached 3,794,320 riders.


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Contract for procuring 900 vehicles for Dubai Taxi

a contract for procuring 900 new vehicles to consolidate the Dubai Taxi fleet. The new lot includes 370 environment-friendly hybrid vehicles fitted with dual fuel-electric power motors.


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RTA and Dubai Police chart out plan for managing traffic during Eid Al-Fitr holidays

THE Events Security Committee of the RTA and Dubai Police, together with, have set out a plan for managing traffic movement as part of preparations for Eid Al-Fitr holidays s as part of their strategy on national and religious events.


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Delighting children and seniors with various activities

The RTA has concluded its humanitarian and charitable activities of Ramadan by a series of community-oriented initiatives highlighted by ‘Your Eid Giveaway from RTA.’


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Launching ‘Reaching-out-to-Customer’ initiative to process transactions

RTA’s Licensing Agency will launch this July 2018, the ‘Reaching-out-to- Customer’ initiative in coordination with service providers, aiming to processing several vehicle-related transactions that require the presence of the customer in person.


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Service timings during Eid Al-Fitr holidays

The RTA has announced the timing of its services during Eid Al-Fitr holiday covering customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit means, and centres of service


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Visibility Safety Uniform for female staff at project sites

As part of its continuous efforts to support working women in office or on site, the RTA, has endorsed a high-visibility Safety Jacket for all female staff undertaking field work at construction and operation project sites of the RTA


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Submissions to Hamdan bin Mohammed Award up to 31st July 2018

RTA extends deadline for submissions to Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management up to 31st July 2018


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Final design of bus stations serving Expo 2020

The Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, has endorsed the final design of public bus stations that serves Expo2020.


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Dubai Taxi concludes Ramadan Camp for Taxi drivers

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has concluded the Ramadan Camp event held annually during the holy month of Ramadan for taxi drivers. The event is part of DTC efforts to engage taxi drivers in the spirit of Ramadan


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Mass Iftar for RTA employees

The RTA has held a mass Iftar for its employees at Madinat Jumeirah. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA attended the event in the presence of CEO’s, Directors.


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Starting ‘AJYAL’ summer internship programme for students this July 2018

The Human Resources & Development Department at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is starting the summer internship programme (Ajyal) for Emirati secondary school and university students.


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BSC’s 5-star ratings in Management of Occupational Health, Safety & Environment

The RTA in Dubai has managed to achieve 5-Star Rating in Occupational Health & Safety (H&S), and Environment Management Systems from the Safety Council (BSC), UK


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Technical visits to Europe to verify manufacturing of Route 2020 technologies

These visits aim to track the work progress and review the latest developments in the manufacturing of a wide range of sophisticated technologies relating to Route 2020 Project.


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Distributing ‘Meer Ramadan’ to 400 needy families in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman

Such events and activities culminate on Zayed Humanitarian Day, 19th of Ramadan, which corresponds to the sad demise of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.


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Opening Phase II of Parallel Roads Project at Business Bay this Friday 8 of June 2018

Improvements included widening the street from three to four lanes in each direction as well as building service roads in both directions in most parts of the Project.


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3, 4 and 5 digit plates in 53rd online auction

The Licensing Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, will offer about 250 licensing plates comprising 3, 4 and 5 digits in its forthcoming 53rd online auction.


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Al Tayer rewards cabby for helping lady experiencing vehicle breakdown

Mr Raheem Abdul Haq, a taxi driver affiliate to Metro Taxi Company, for his noble and humanitarian initiative of helping a lady whose vehicle has broken-down at the Dubai Internet City.


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Customers Council discusses service improvement with nol users

Intense participation of individuals and institutions, echoes the Council's strategy to communicate with all community segments benefiting from RTA’s services and probe their needs and expectations.


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Winning Dubai Chamber of Commerce CSR Label for the second year in row

Thus, the RTA has become the first government entity to win this accolade for the second straight year.


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70 free parking spaces at 40 zones for eco-friendly vehicles

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has provided 70 free parking spaces for environment-friendly vehicles in 40 paid parking zones across the emirate


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Dubai Metro makes riders happy with new initiatives

RTA’s Rail Agency announced the completion of a six months’ series of enhancement initiatives aimed to increase the customer’s happiness, as part of ongoing efforts to offer world-class services for Dubai Metro commuters


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Dubai Taxi offers free Al Khair Ride to People of Determination

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has recently launched "Al Khair Ride" initiative for the People of Determination in cooperation with Al-Futtaim Motors Company, the strategic partner of RTA's Foundation.


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Completion rate hits 86% in 1st Contract of Latifa bint Hamdan and Umm Al-Sheef Streets Improvement Project

The completion rate had reached up to 60% in the Second Contract of the Project, which would be delivered in the first quarter of next 2019.


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Obtaining six Middle Eastern Call Center Awards amid intense participation

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won four awards from the Insights Middle East Call Centers Company. RTA also obtained the Service Olympian Award for the Best Middle East Call Centres


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Al Tayer Honours 386 volunteers contributing to RTA’s initiatives

HE Mattar Al Tayer, honoured 386 volunteers, including 35 RTA leaders, for their active role in bringing success to various events held by RTA last year.


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Awareness messages to truck drivers in Ramadan

The RTA in Dubai alerts the public that fatigue and sleepiness while driving are serious triggers of traffic accidents.


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Al Tayer launches Garhoud Workshop for Marine Transit Means

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has inaugurated Garhoud Workshop for Marine Transit Means (abra, ferry, and water taxi).


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Hosting DED’s consumer awareness workshop

The RTA has hosted a consumer awareness workshop in collaboration with the DED, and the Transport Activities Monitoring Department at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.


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6,500 taxis with cameras to monitor cabbies conduct

fitting taxis affiliated to the Public Transport Agency with surveillance cameras as a part of its efforts to improve the level of public transportations services


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Signing MoU with Ambulance Services to issue clearance online

RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services enabling the issuance of approvals for ambulance vehicles operated by private health entities online.


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Mohammed bin Rashid launches construction Shindagha Bridge project

The AED394 million Shindagha Bridge Project, which features an iconic design based on the concept of the infinity sign.


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Supporting Year of Zayed with 5000 Ramadan Iftar, delights 400 underprivileged families

The move also stems from RTA’s social responsibility and commitment to enhancing the communication and compassion amongst employees as well as community members during religious and social events.


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Al Tayer receives US Consul in Dubai

HE Mattar Al Tayer, received HE Paul Ramzi Malik, the US Consul-General in Dubai


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Services timings during holy month of Ramadan1439H

RTA services affected by the Ramadan timing include Customers’ Happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro and Tram, marine transit modes, and service-provider centres


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Sharing experience of reducing carbon footprint of marine transport with Danish delegation

The RTA has received a delegation from the Danish Consulate in Dubai, accompanied by representatives of Exilator Marine Transport Management Company in Denmark to exchange experience and knowledge about marine transport


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Signing MoU with NEDAA ink to improve drones network service

The move is part of the UAE Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy and the bilateral cooperation for providing traffic movement information in Dubai, and analysing the information generated by these planes.


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Launching of Phase II of Vehicle e-Registration Cards for the Corporate sector.

The step follows the completion of the initial phase for public vehicles, car rental offices and taxis.


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RTA and Dubai Police raise speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Road to 90 km/h

Starting Saturday 12th May 2018. Accordingly, the radar speed will be adjusted to 110 km/h.


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