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Awarding contract of bridges leading to Deira Islands costing AED447m

RTA in coordination with Nakheel, has awarded a contract for the construction of three bridges leading to Deira Islands. The bridges, which link with the existing bridge crossing the water canal, consist of six lanes in each direction and will be built at cost of AED447 million


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Taking part in ‘Week without Service Centres’ through 192 smart services

RTA will take part in the ‘Week without Service Centres’ initiative (21-25 October 2018) by running 192 smart services. RTA has taken this step in support of the Dubai’s Department of Finance initiative rolled out for the second straight year.


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Featuring Al Merqab in streamlining Limo and e-Hail services at GITEX

The system offers solutions to one of the key global challenges and for the first time monitors journeys made by Uber and Careem e-Hail companies.


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New generation of vehicle inspection techniques at GITEX 2018

RTA has launched a new generation of vehicle inspection using innovative technologies as part of its participation at GITEX 2018 (14-18 October)


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RTA, du enhance their strategic partnership to boost the smart transformation in Dubai

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), are set to embark on a joint project to fit all taxis in Dubai (about 10,800 cabs) with free Wi-Fi service


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Dubai Taxi launching “Al Yamama” initiative in GITEX 2018

Dubai Taxi has launched “Al Yamama” initiative where DTC’s taxis will be fitted with smart cameras. These cameras will monitor the movement of the taxi driver and objects in the interior and exterior of the vehicle


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Opening Phase 1 of Latifa bint Hamdan and Umm Al Sheef Streets improvement Project and Phase 2 in Q1 of 2019

The project has a cost is AED800 million and links Jumeirah with Al Khail Road and Parallel Roads (First Al Khail Road, and Al Asayel Street) through a network of bridges extending 7.4 km.


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The sophisticated ‘Mahboub’ AI initiative at GITEX 2018

RTA announced a sophisticated Artificial Intelligence initiative, branded ‘Mahboub,’ which is RTA’s personal assistant as part of its exhibits at GITEX 2018 (14-18 October).


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Launching the region’s first ‘Autonomous taxi’ at GITEX

The technology underscores RTA’s commitment to enhance the Dubai Government’s Strategy to convert 25% of total journeys in Dubai into autonomous transit by 2030


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RTA rolls out trial of first ‘Autonomous Taxi’ in GITEX 2018

HE Mattar Al Tayer announced the launch of a host of smart initiatives & services as part of RTA’s participation at GITEX 2018.


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Guinness World Record in compiling the biggest awareness message

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has achieved a Guinness World Record by compiling the biggest awareness message using Lego Blocks.


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Workshop to highlight Dubai Government new HR Law 8/2018

RTA in conjunction with the Human Recourses Department of Dubai Government has organised an awareness workshop about the Dubai Government’s Human Resources Law No. 8/2018 (New Edition).


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Customers Council mulls upgrading public bus services

RTA's Customer Council has held its 95th Session for the first time at Al Rashidiya Bus Station in Dubai. Hordes of bus commuters from various community segments attended the session entitled "Public Transport Services: We Excel for You".


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DEWA, DP World, Emaar, and PMI co-host 5th DIPMF

RTA has unveiled the co-organisers of the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) (8-11 December 2018)


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Recycling and reusing 60% of building & drilling materials for reuse in road projects

RTA has endorsed a plan to implement Green Economy initiatives for the recycling of constructional waste materials generated by building and drilling works, and reusing it in roads construction projects


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Launching a trial run of a smart system for remote monitoring of school buses

RTA has started a trial run of a smart system for the remote monitoring of school buses. The step follows a broad-based field study of school buses in Dubai aimed at enhancing the safety of students of different ages


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Contract of Phase 5, 6 of Roads leading to Expo Project costing AED630 m

As directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to immediately start the construction of roads and transportation systems relating to the hosting Expo 2020


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Launching Phase II of SAM Project

RTA has launched Phase II of the Software Asset Management (SAM) Project, a key turning point towards automating Asset Management of RTA’s agencies & sectors.


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Stipulating the availability of accredited local agent for registering electric vehicles in Dubai

RTA announced that the registration of electric vehicles in theTraffic System would require the existence of an accredited agent of such vehicles in the UAE, from the beginning of 2018 October, stems from RTA’s commitment to the safety of roads and users.


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RTA and Government partners carries out a strategic emergency drill at Dubai level

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), along with several government entities in Dubai, have carried out a strategic drill to enhance the Emirate’s response to emergencies and crises.


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HE Matter Al Tayer honored winners of 8th Safety Awards

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has honoured winners of the 8th Safety Awards


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School transport offences drop by 79.4% 2018 year

Offences recorded by RTA in the school transport sector during the current academic year (2018/2019) have receded by almost 79.4% compared to the same period in the previous academic year 2017-2018


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Parking terminals fee now payable via nol card

RTA has launched a new service whereby motorists can pay parking fees of multi-story parking terminals in Dubai using their nol cards


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Constructing two Truck Stops at Sh. Mohd bin Zayed Rd, Emirates Rd under PPP Model

RTA has signed an agreement with Emirates Desert Group for constructing two Truck Stops (Rest Stops) at Dubai Industrial City (near Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Rd) and Dubailand (near Emirates Rd) under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model


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Offering 300 plates of 3, 4 and 5-digit plates in 54th online auction

Offering about 300 licensing plates comprising 3, 4 and 5-digit plates in its forthcoming 54th online auction. Plates on offer bear A, B, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T Codes. Registration of bidders will start Sunday, September 30, 2018.


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Providing instant emergency aid to cardiac arrests cases at Metro Stations

The Rail Agency has rolled out a service for providing immediate aid to the rescue of emergency cardiac cases at metro stations any moment. The service is a portable kit that includes an Automated External Defibrillator.


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New features for users via registration in S’hail App

RTA has unveiled new features for users via registration in S’hail App. Registered clients can now manage their nol accounts, booking Hala Taxi or limo, using smart rental vehicles through eKar or Udrive


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Al Tayer inaugurates ‘Love for Zayed’ mobile gallery in collaboration with the National Archives

The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) HE Mattar Al Tayer has inaugurated ‘Love for Zayed’ mobile gallery, in celebration of Year of Zayed.


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Receiving 14.7k emergency reports as signing off rate clocks 99%

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it had received 14,711 emergency reports this year through the Call Center (8009090), Madinati service available on RTA Dubai App.


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Smart Car Rental fleet rises to 400 vehicles

RTA has added 200 vehicles to the smart car rental fleet, bringing the total number to as many as 400 vehicles. The move follows the success of the initial stage and the increasing demand generated by the service.


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First new Dubai Metro train arrives in November 2018: Al Tayer

The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that the first of the new Dubai Metro trains would arrive in Dubai in November 2018, and the last one would arrive by the end of October 2019.


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Briefing Ajman Municipality on asset management

RTA has received a delegation from the Department of Municipality and Planning in Ajman. The delegation engaged in a discussion about the management of RTA-owned vehicles used by employees.


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8 million riders use the Shuttle buses between DMCC and Ibn Battuta metro stations

RTA announced that the free buses shuttling between the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Ibn Battuta Metro Stations had lifted 8 million riders from January to August 2018.


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Exhibiting mass transit projects at InnoTrans 2018

The German capital, Berlin, has seen the launch of the 12th edition of International Trade Fair for InnoTrans 2018. The event is held from 18-21 September, with the participation of 3000 entities from 61 countries with about 200 innovations


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a new phase of ‘Capture Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle’s Plate’ initiative

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new phase of ‘Capture Your Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle’s Plate’ initiative for Code W.


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Al Tayer and Al Marri launch Traffic Incidents Management Unit vehicles on Sh MBZ Rd

HE Mattar Al Tayer and Major General Abdullah Khalifa, launched the Traffic Incidents Management Unit vehicle. The Unit’s vehicles will be deployed on a 70 km stretch of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road on a trial base for one year.


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Phase II of Trucks Remote Monitoring System

Dubai’s RTA has announced the launch of Phase II of the installation of the remote monitoring system that detects faults in heavy vehicles and tracks the conducts of drivers on roads


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Opening Phase 1 of 7th Interchange, and Al Yalayes and Al Asayel Road Projects

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened on Saturday 15 September, the 1st phase of the 7th Interchange Improvement Project as well as Al Yalayes and Al Asayel Roads Improvement Project.


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RTA joins hands with DHA to run in-house medical fitness tests for visa renewal

RTA has joined DHA Tawajud initiative, enabling expatriate employees to undergo medical fitness tests for renewing their residence visas at RTA’s clinic.


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Customers Council reviews improvement of commercial transport

The Customers Council has held its 93rd session in the presence of clients and representatives of commercial transport activities. The gathering discussed procedures and initiatives for improvements in this field


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Offering automatic renewal of vehicle registration to individuals

The step is part of the digitalization of RTA’s services and Smart City drive of the Government of Dubai.


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Offering easy payment service for vehicle fines

RTA has launched a new service enabling clients to pay RTA fines, for all the vehicles registered under the federal traffic system across the UAE, in easy instalment using credit cards.


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Services timing during New Hijri Year 1440 holiday

The Smart Customers Service Center at Umm Al Ramool will remain operational 24/7, as usual.


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Launching Qiyadi 4 to enrich skills of Emirati engineers

RTA has launched the 4th edition of the two-year programme, Qiyadi, designed to enrich the knowledge and diversify the skills of Emirati engineers.


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Conducting studies on the Economic Impact of Dubai Metro Project

RTA has carried out a comprehensive study on the Economic Impact of the Dubai Metro Project, including both its Red and Green Lines, in collaboration with Henley Business School, University of Reading


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Opening DNATA Office to enhance employee’s travel experience

RTA has opened a DNATA Office in its headquarter, The step has been taken in the context of the MoU signed earlier by the two parties to enhance their cooperation


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Promoting traffic awareness in schools and nurseries of Dubai

The plan focuses on interacting with students through visual aids along with e-surveys to monitor their satisfaction and benefit.


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Operating a ‘Driverless Vehicle’ in Sustainable City on Al-Qudra Rd

The step is a part of RTA’s efforts to boost the Dubai Government strategy to raise the share of autonomous transport to as much as 25% of public transport means by 2030.


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Smart Services Centre processed 8500 transactions in two months

Dubai’s RTA announced that the Smart Services Centre affiliated to the Customers Happiness Centre at Umm Al Ramool attracted 8500 clients since it opened two months ago.


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Signing MoU to automate contracting procedures and procurement operations

RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tejari; the e-supply & procurement channel of Dubai Government, to automate contracting procedures and procurement operations of RTA.


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Briefing the Centers of People of Determination about DAST

RTA’s Higher Organising Committee of the DAST has recently held a workshop in coordination with the Community Development Authority (CDA) targeting a number of Centers of People of Determination.


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Opening of internal roads at Hatta, Nad El-Sheba 4

Undertaking the two projects is part of the 5-Year Plan endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to construct internal roads in several residential communities of Dubai


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Briefs DoT on best practices of Compliance Management

Receiving the delegation of Abu Dhabi’s DoT is part of RTA’s keenness to share knowledge & expertise with government entities nationwide


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63 students complete RTA’s summer internship ‘Ajyal’

Dubai’s RTA has graduated 63 Emirati students from secondary schools and universities who have completed RTA’s 10th Summer Internship Programme ‘Ajyal’.


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Deploying 368 smart school buses to serve 17 schools

The service is gathering momentum with a fleet of as much as 368 buses to lift about 8873 students in 17 schools contracted for the new academic year


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Honouring female leaders in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day

The Day is celebrated on August 28 to commemorate the establishment of the General Women’s Union in 1975, and this year’s event is themed ‘Women on the Course of Zayed


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5m riders during Eid Al Adha holiday

RTA announced that the number of public transport riders and taxis during Eid Al Adha holiday in Dubai reached 4,852,957 riders.


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RTA makes 12.6 Gigawatt-Hour electric power savings in 2017

Making such savings contributes to realising RTA’s strategic objective of nurturing a sustainable environment through saving power consumption.


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Tripoli St. Improvement hits 60%, completion in first half of 2019: Al Tayer

The project is expected to be completed and opened in full in the first half of 2019,” announced Al Tayer.


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Plan to ensure smooth traffic flow during Eid holiday

The Events Security Committee at RTA and Dubai Police has chalked out a plan for the traffic movement, and road security of the public celebrating Eid Al Adha holiday.


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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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