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Al Tayer and Al Falasi open RTA’s new Training Center at Dubai Marina

HE Mattar Al Tayer and HE Abdulla Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, have opened RTA’s new training centre. The Center, which is located at the Dubai Marina, aims to upgrade the skills and abilities of employees


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Agreements with 3 ‘Global Startups’

RTA has recently signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with three global startups in the fields of autonomous mobility, asset management, twin digital technologies and artificial intelligence.


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Dubai Taxi beefs up school bus fleet to 370 buses

RTA revealed that the number of Dubai Taxi Corporation’s school buses in operation had surged significantly since the launch of the service in the 2015-2016 academic year


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Al Tayer: Tolerance is deeply rooted in the UAE culture

HE Mattar Al Tayer, stated that the initiative of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to declare 2019 as the Year of Tolerance underscores the true path of the UAE in fostering the values of tolerance and peace worldwide


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Dubai Health Authority becomes co-organizer of the Dubai Int’l Project Management Forum 2018-2020

RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) whereby the latter has become a co-organizer of the Dubai International Project Management Forum 2018-2020.


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Discussing strategic objectives with technology partners

RTA has held the annual gathering of partners of the Corporate Technology Support Services Sector at its Head Office in Dubai. The event was part of RTA’s strategy to boost partner relationships and enhance the role of technology


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Innovation lab for ‘Internet of Trains’ in collaboration with Alcatel

RTA has adopted an array of innovative ideas focused on rejuvenating the ‘Internet of Trains’ initiative, which aims at enhancing the services provided to Metro and Tram riders comprising residents, tourists and visitors of Dubai.


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Highlighting the importance of issuing Special Driving Permits at projects’ sites

RTA stressed the importance of issuing Special Nature Driving Permits for driving vehicles and machinery at projects’ sites. The issuance of these permits, instead of regular driving licenses, enhances the safety of drivers at those facilities.


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Hamdan bin Mohammed honors winners of HBMA for Innovation in PM Award

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honored the winners of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management at the closing ceremony of the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum


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"Project Management for Shared Economy" the Last Session in DIPMF by H. E. Mohamed Alabbar

HE Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, delivered a speech on the second day of Dubai International Project Management Forum where he “What we live right now is just the beginning of evolution. There is still a lot to see in the future"


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Dubai International Project Management Forum reviews Saudi Vision 2020 and 2030

The 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum discussed during a key note speech about steering transformation of infrastructure project management practices delivered HE Ahmed Al Balawi, Director General, NPMO, Saudi Arabia


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Minister of Artificial Intelligence: Our leadership believes in youth

“Our leaders are keen to offer youth the chance to play a key role in ranking the UAE among the world’s advanced countries, especially in artificial intelligence,” he said.


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5th Dubai Int’l Project Management Forum launched under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed

The event is held by the RTA and co-organized by DEWA, Emaar, DP World and the PMI under the theme Building Nations. Several key executives of government and private entities have attended along with an elite group of international experts of Project Management (PM)


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DIPMF Session Discusses Technology & PM Skills

The second panel of Day 1 of the 5th Dubai International Projects Management Forum featured several speakers including H.E Khalfan Belhoul, Murat Bicak, and Ahmed Bin Sulayem.


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During a DIPMF session, Bakshi: It is not Artificial Intelligence, rather Artificial Communication

Tanmay Bakshi, one of the prominent speakers in the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF), said that the Artificial Intelligence is not meant to replace humans, simply because it has no conception of human creativity or imagination.


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DIPMF holds session about Zayed ideology

The 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) has held a discussion panel entitled (Zayed, Builder of the Nation) marking the designation of 2018 as the Year of Zayed.


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Rolling out initiative to assess school bus operators

Public Transport Agency has launched an initiative for the assessment of school bus operators in Dubai. The move aims to foster a competitive spirit between operators and motivate them to be innovative and excel in delivering services


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DIPMF kicks off under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) will start on Monday, Dec 10, 2018


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Stunning fireworks extravaganza awaits marine transit riders on New Year’s Eve

RTA has unveiled special offers and fine services involving a highly enjoyable experience of spectacular fireworks on the New Year ’s Eve (Monday 31 December 2018) aboard marine transit modes (Dubai Ferry, Waterbus and Abra).


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Hamdan bin Mohammed launches world’s largest Arabic audio library

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched the Dubai Audio Library, the largest Arabic audio library in the world.


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Dubai Taxi supports educational efforts of Rashid Centre for The Determined Ones

The support marks celebrations of Zayed Year and Centennial and corresponds to the government’s efforts to make Dubai a friendly city for ‘People of Determination’. It is also part of the corporate social responsibility of the DTC


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Hamdan bin Mohammed inspects RTA’s autonomous mobility and AI projects

He also commended RTA’s initiatives aimed at facilitating the mobility of public transport riders to their final destinations (last mile).


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Constructing 58 air-conditioned bus shelters and starting trial of solar-powered model

HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that RTA had started the construction of 48 air-conditioned shelters for public bus riders at several residential and newly developed areas in Dubai. He also unveiled that RTA would shortly construct 10 other air-conditioned bus shelters


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47th UAE National Day celebrations

RTA has held an array of events in celebration of the 47th UAE National Day. Events were held in the presence of HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors as well as a host of CEOs, directors and staff of RTA


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Marking Commemoration Day with National Service Recruits

HE Mattar Al Tayer along with several CEOs, National Service Recruits, and RTA employees in addition to students from Al Hudaibia Primary School stood for a minute offering silent prayers for the souls of martyrs This was then followed by hoisting of the national flag at the Head Office of the RTA


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Opening lane separating traffic from Khawneej to Nad Al Hamar

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open (Friday 30 Nov 2018) a lane separating traffic inbound from Al Khawaneej and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Roads (via the Airport Rd.)


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Service timing during the 47th National Day holidays

RTA has announced the timing of various services during the 47th National Day holidays covering customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicle & registration centres.


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MoU with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) to boost cooperation in several fields like scholarships, specialized training, research, studies and public events


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nol card now valid to pay for purchases at Lulu Outlets

Users of nol cards issued by RTA can now use their cards to pay for purchases at all retail outlets of Lulu. The procedure has been enabled through MercuryPay platform; which is one of the leading firms in this field.


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Obtaining two ME Customer Experience Excellence Awards

RTA has won two Middle East Customers Experience Excellence Awards during the American Congress of Customer Experience Week Middle East hosted by IQPC.


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a contract for the construction of 77km internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2

A contract for the construction of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 extending 77 km in a session chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.


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Participation in Dubai Fitness Challenge concludes in style

This year, RTA has lent every support to the event by involving employees at various grades and positions including drivers, inspectors, call centre staffs, cleaners and even kids of RTA’s Nursery.


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Offering Umra trip to bus drivers

RTA has recently taken 30 bus drivers to Umra with the aim of boosting employees’ satisfaction and happiness rating. MEMC, one of the service providers of the Public Transport Agency, has sponsored the trip.


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Outsource training of passenger transport drivers

RTA’s Public Transport Agency has signed a new agreement with Emirates Transport Driving Institute for training passenger transport drivers. The step is part of RTA’s policy to keep pace with the latest practices of the industry and enhance cooperation with the private sector.


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Al Tayer explores cooperation with British Trade & Export Promotion Minister

Discussed means of boosting cooperation between RTA and its British counterpart. Issues discussed included transportation, trains, and driverless vehicles as well as RTA’s development plans in these fields


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Providing marine station for Waterfront Market customers

RTA has opened a marine transit station at Deira Waterfront Market. The step is part of RTA’s efforts to broaden the maritime transport network in several vital areas of Dubai.


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Automating Business Continuity Management System

Becoming the first public entity in Dubai to automate the Business Continuity Management System.


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AED590m project for expansion of Smart Traffic Systems

AED 590m project for the expansion of the smart traffic systems, in a session chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors


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Raising around AED 20m from Zayed Centennial open plates auction

The RTA has revealed that its 100th Open Distinctive Number Plates Auction held yesterday at the Hilton Dubai Hotel, Al Habtoor City had fetched AED 20 million


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‘Learning Fair’ promotes employee knowledge & innovation culture

RTA has recently held the ‘Learning Fair’ at its Head Office in Dubai. The event, which displayed numerous activities, is part of RTA’s efforts to nurture a hospitable environment that boosts employees’ knowledge and passion for learning and innovating.


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Operating parking lots at Al Barsha Heights

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with TECOM Group to operate the parking spaces at Al Barsha Heights starting from Saturday 17th November 2018


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Service timings during the Prophet Birthday holiday

RTA has announced the timings of various services during the holiday of the Prophet’s Birthday covering customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicle & registration centres.


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Dubai Taxi inks exclusive agreement to transit Global Village visitors

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an exclusive operation agreement with the Global Village whereby the DTC will provide taxi and limo services to visitors commuting from/to the Global Village


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Dubai tram lifts 20 m riders in 4 years of operation

Since launched on 11 November 2014 up to the end of September 2018, Dubai Tram had transported 20,879,564 riders.


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First of the new metro trains arrive in Dubai

The train had been transported to the Metro Depot at Rashidiya. The manufacturer will continue supplying the remaining trains in batches, and the last one is expected to arrive by the end of October 2019


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Holding biggest volunteering initiative in support of Day for Dubai

RTA has carried out a massive volunteering initiative aimed to register a Guinness World Record for the largest number of participants in folding long-sleeve shirts.


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Taking part in Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2018 for seventh straight year

RTA for the seventh year in a row, is taking part in the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2018. The event to be held at the Dubai Creek Marina by the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club from 8th-10th November 2018


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Cooperation with Swedish Embassy in traffic safety

The meeting intended to strengthen cooperation, share expertise in traffic safety and utilize roads & vehicles smart technologies, given that Sweden's roads are the safest worldwide.


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Allocating revenues of numbers resembling historical milestones in the life of late Sheikh Zayed to charitable activities

RTA will allocate the proceeds of six distinctive number plates, representing milestones in the life of Sheikh Zayed, bearing Code Code (Z), to charitable activities in the forthcoming Year of Zayed Auction on Nov 17th.


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5th DIPMF attracts diverse sponsors

The 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIMPF) (8-11 Dec 2018) held by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has attracted a host of diverse sponsors representing local, regional and international entities


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Dubai Careers App as official platform for offering vacancies

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed ‘Dubai Careers App’ as an official platform for offering vacancies. The step supports the government efforts to rank Dubai as the smartest and happiest city in the world


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Constructing three footbridges, one with four-directional links at Dubai Marina

One of these bridges is so unique with four escalators linking the four sides of a key junction at the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street.


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Extending deadline for submissions to Sustainable Transport Award until Nov 15th, 2018

RTA’s Higher Organizing Committee of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) has announced the extension of the deadline for receiving submissions from public, semi-public and private entities across the UAE to November 15th, 2018


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Guinness Record for the most nationalities in a human chain, celebrates Public Transport Day

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, HE Mattar Al Tayer and HE Khalifa Mohammed Al Suwaidi, have attended RTA’s celebrations of Public Transport Day initiative held at Etisalat Metro Station in Dubai


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Organizing workshop on Health, Safety and Works Continuity for driving centres

The Monitoring and Enforcement Department along with the Quality, Health and Safety Office at RTA’s Licensing Agency have held a workshop about health, safety and works continuity for driving centres in Dubai


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Launching 9th Public Transport Day coinciding with its 13th anniversary

On November 1, 2018 celebrates the 9th edition of the Public Transport Day initiative. The event, which coincides with the 13th anniversary of RTA, aims to support Dubai’s efforts to improve the environment and achieve sustainable development


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Operating four bus routes to serve visitors of Global Village on Nov 1, 2018

The Public Transport Agency will operate four dedicated bus routes for serving visitors of the Global Village as of November 1, 2018. The launch of the service concurs with the opening of the Global Village season 2018. The four bus routes are 102, 103, 104 and 106.


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Unveiling finalists of Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that the participation in the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport had exceeded the target by 30%


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Launching Pilot Project for Intelligent Pedestrians & Cycling Lighting

RTA in conjunction with Philips Lighting, has launched a pilot project at Jumeirah Corniche. The Project aims to identify the benefits of implementing the Intelligent Pedestrian and Cycling Track Lighting System at Jumeirah Corniche


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Briefing Zayed Housing on internal audit and corporate governance practices

RTA has received a delegation from Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme and briefed it about the best practices of internal audit and corporate governance applied by RTA


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Women Committee runs Abra Caravan to mark Pink October initiative

The Women Committee at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) took part in the Pink October 2018 initiative aiming at raising the public awareness about breast cancer through different activities


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nol card is valid to pay for purchases at Carrefour chain

Users of nol cards issued by RTA can now use their cards to pay for purchases at all retail outlets of Carrefour affiliated to Majid Al Futtaim Group across Dubai


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Setting End of October as deadline for updating details of taxi plate holders

RTA has set the end of October 2018 as a deadline for beneficiaries of taxi number plates to update their details at RTA to continue receiving their monthly allowance


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Launching Mobile Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched the Mobile Charging Station for Electric Vehicles.


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Launching innovative contests and various activities marking 9th Public Transport Day

This year’s event will be marked by a variety of activities to be run in collaboration with Samsung, Global Village, At The Top Burj Khalifa, Cannon, and Fly Dubai


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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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