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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Al Tayer receives US Consul in Dubai
HE Mattar Al Tayer, received HE Paul Ramzi Malik, the US Consul-General in Dubai
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Honouring top contractors, suppliers in 2017
The step aims to recognise their contribution to support RTA’s efforts towards making several important achievements in public transport, infrastructure and other services in 2017
Launching Dubai’s first 24/7 Smart Customers Service Center
The opening of the Center is part of RTA’s strategy to achieve its first goal (Smart Dubai) and third goal (People’s Happiness
Conducted inspection campaign in cooperation with Dubai Police
Signing MoU with Transit Australia Group to boost cooperation in PT
(MoU) between RTA and Transit Australia Group; one of the biggest public transport companies in Australia. The MoU will remain valid for five years.
Final phase of automated cost accounting system of its operational activities
The system captures, compiles and generates financial & statistical statements of RTA’s operational activities.
Opening Phase II of Seh Al Salam Street Improvement Project on May 14th, 2018
HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced the opening of Phase II of Seh Al Salam Dual Carriageway Project.
Offering 80 eye-catching plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits in 99th Open Auction
RTA is offering 80 captivating licensing plates bearing 2, 3, 4 and five digits of Codes (F-H-K-L-J-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T) in its forthcoming 99th open auction.
Entertaining workers with cinema movie, giveaways
RTA has held a variety of events to entertain workers in cleaning, maintenance, and security fields among others. The move is part of RTA’s efforts to bring happiness to workers during delightful and social events.
Opening a 4-lane tunnel on Sheikh Rashid Street
The RTA has opened a tunnel on both sides of Sheikh Rashid Street (Al Garhoud and Mina Rashid) comprising four lanes in each direction on Thursday, 03/05/2018.
Receiving traffic awareness ambassadors on Day for Dubai initiative
The initiative aims at embedding the culture of volunteering through encouraging community member to designate at least one day of the year for volunteering activities.
Holding 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum in Dec 2018
Registration for the Forum opens on May 3, 2018, through the website (www.dipmf.ae).
Your Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle’s Plate
The RTA has launched on May 2, 2018 a new phase of ‘Your Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle’s Plate’ initiative for V-Coded plates.
Diverse events in celebration of Mid-Shaaban night
Several employees participated in the event, which is part of the norms of the UAE.
Opening the registration in Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport
RTA Dubai has announced the opening of registration for the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport, starting from (May 1) through the website www.sdchallenge.com.
Opening 4-lane tunnel on Sheikh Rashid Street
The opening of a tunnel on both sides of Sheikh Rashid Street (Al Garhoud and Mina Rashid) comprising four lanes in each direction this Thursday (May 3, 2018)
Workshop about Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management
The registration for the second edition of the Award has opened through the website (http://www.hbmaipm.com/)
Opening three new bridges on Airport St Friday 27 April 2018
By opening these bridges, the RTA completes the opening of all bridges on the Airport Street
Diverting 8 licensing services to electronic, smart channels
The RTA is intending to divert several licensing services to smart channels starting from the end of April 2018. The step is part of a strategy to gradually divert all services in line with our government’s policy
Al Tayer attends closing session of MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition, honours sponsors
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has attended the closing ceremony of the 3rd MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018, held in Dubai by the RTA in conjunction with the UITP
Future of taxis, ride-hailing apps
A session about the Future of taxis and ride-hailing apps was chaired by Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, RTA
Procuring 316 buses costing AED465m on sidelines of MENA Transport Congress
Signing of a contract for procuring 316 multi-size buses compatible to the European low carbon emissions
MENA Transport Congress envisages public transport future
The MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition has held a plenary session entitled (Public Transport Into the Future) in Zabeel Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Center
MENA Transport Congress examines service improvements through technologies, data
The session was moderated by Gerome Borbex, Director, Regional Offices and Services, UITP, Belgium, and six other participants
RTA plans to expand cycling lanes to 850 km by 2030
Events of the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition continued, and one of the sessions focused on integrated strategic transportation plans.
UAE takes leading role in customers’ happiness, mobility experience
The opening session of Day 1 of the 3rd MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition 2018 was held under the theme: Measuring and Increasing Happiness in Public Transport.
Public transport and environmental challenges
Public transport is part of the solutions to the environmental challenges as it plays a vital role in this field.
Abdullah Al Nuaimi: We aim to be No (1) in all competitive infrastructural standards
Transportation is a key driver of development and has a strategic economic role through the Gross Domestic Product as well as the direct and indirect financial returns
Diverse participation in Exhibition of MENA Transport Congress 2018
The Exhibition accompanying MENA Transport Congress (23-25 April 2018) attracted diverse participation of public, semi-public and private entities descending in Dubai from all parts of the globe
UITP MENA Transport Congress kicks off
The accompanying Exhibition spans an area of 2800 square meters and features the participation of exhibitors hailing from 17 countries.
Opening three new bridges on Airport St Friday 27 April 2018
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA in Dubai, announced the opening of three new bridges as part of the Airport Street Improvement Project this Friday (27 April 2018).
Introducing nol card payment at Services 1
RTA in Dubai has started a pilot service at the Government Services Model Center, known as (Services 1) centre, enabling clients to pay for the services on offer by using nol card.
Use Emirates ID card to avail health insurance services
The RTA has now completed entering details of 70% of employees and their families in the new system.
Dubai Taxi honours strategic partners, suppliers and sponsors
The event, which was held in Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel, was aimed to show appreciation of the effective efforts of all partners in bringing success to the DTC.
Launching Smart Scan System for parking fee payment
The RTA has unveiled a smart scan system for monitoring & enforcement of parking fee payment through utilising the features of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Dubai leads the world in Quality of Roads
Stressing Dubai’s relentless efforts to keep pace with the future needs marked by accelerating improvements of roads and transport means in Dubai.
Hosting UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018
RTA in Dubai is all set for hosting the UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018 scheduled on 23-25 April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Opening new bus route to Dubai Parks, improves others 17th April 2018
RTA in Dubai is launching a new bus route this Tuesday (17 April 2018), named Route DPR1, to serve visitors of Dubai Parks and Resorts
Trial run of Bus on Demand service to include Dubai Media City
RTA in Dubai intends to broaden the scope of the trial operation of ‘Bus on Demand’ service to include the Dubai Media City as of April 15th 2018, free of charge for three months.
Bus-fare evasion drop thanks to ‘Rasid’
RTA’s Public Transport Agency confirmed a drop in the violations relating to fare evasion by bus riders thanks to the ‘Rasid’ and awareness campaigns.
Service timing during Isra & Mi'raj holiday
RTA announced changes to the business hours of all its services in Dubai marking Isra & Mi'raj holiday, Saturday, April 14th 2018
Producing a documentary about Etihad Museum
RTA has produced a documentary about Etihad Museum to commemorate ‘The Year of Zayed’. The documentary narrates the story of the landmark building that was constructed.
Al Tayer explores cooperation with Saudi Consul to Dubai
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received, in his office, HE Abdul Hadi bin Mohammed Al Shafi, Consul General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Dubai.
Launching Naqel service
RTA in Dubai has launched Naqel Service allowing buses owned by passenger transport companies and licensed in the Emirate to lift passengers arriving in Dubai for returning them to other Emirates.
Rewarding owners of feasible ideas through MBR Smart Majlis
Rewarding proponents of feasible ideas received through the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis.
Awarding contracts for procuring 316 buses costing AED 465m
The Board of Directors of RTA, chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, has endorsed contracts for the procurement of 316 multi-size buses. These buses are compliant with the European Emission Standards.
Carrying out 113 inspections on pick-ups
RTA has made 113 inspections on pick-ups at Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, and the International City. The campaign was part of RTA’s strategy aimed at ensuring the traffic safety and enforcing the compliance with the stipulations governing road security and safety.
Female employees explore history of Hatta
Organising a tour for a group of employees to Hatta to know more about the history of the place and the legacy of ancestors to make Hatta an excursion for employees and their families.
Taking over management, operation of Al Khail Gate parking lot
RTA will take over the management and operation of parking lots at Al Khail Gate Community in the second quarter of 2018.
RTA, Dubai Police step up cooperation to boost traffic safety, movement
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has held a coordinative meeting with HE Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, to discuss ways and means of boosting cooperation in fields of common concern
Signing an agreement with Liberty Automobiles for integrated licensing services
Signing an agreement with Liberty Automobiles LLC to clear the way for offering integrated services capable of improving customers service experience when buying vehicles in Dubai
RTA awards contract for Phases 3 and 4 of Roads to Expo Project, costing AED 1.3 b
Under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, , it will immediately start the construction of roads and transport projects related to Expo 2020.
Replacing Water-Buses in Marina by air-conditioned abras
RTA has replaced several Water-Buses by air-conditioned abras in Dubai Marina. The new abras are more convenient to riders and have better operational efficiency.
RTA holds Open Day for technology support partners
RTA has held the annual gathering of partners of its Corporate Technology Support Services Sector in an open day held in RTA Head Office.
Opening new traffic diversion at Latifa bint Hamdan-Al Asayel Streets junction
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open on Friday 30 March 2018 a main traffic diversion at the intersection of Latifa bint Hamdan Street and Al Asayel Street.
RTA donates two buses, 400 schoolbags to pupils in Tanzania and Uganda
RTA visited a number of schools in Uganda and Tanzania under the theme, "Dubai Reaches out to Africa’ where two school buses, 400 bags containing school supplies and 50 bicycles
Three of ‘The Green Organisation’ awards in sustainability, green economy
The RTA has won three prestigious awards of The Green Organisation in sustainability and green economy during an event held in RTA Head Office as it is the recipient of the most coveted awards
Dubai Taxi’s Tesla electric vehicles make 64,000 trips
RTA announced that Tesla electric vehicles under the Dubai Taxi fleet had made so far 64,186 since launched in September 2017, travelling 2.1 million kilometres.