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Press Releases

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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

24/04/2018

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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.

24/04/2018

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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.

24/04/2018

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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

23/04/2018

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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.

22/04/2018

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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).

21/04/2018

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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.

20/04/2018

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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.

19/04/2018

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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.

19/04/2018

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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)

18/04/2018

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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.

17/04/2018

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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.

16/04/2018

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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

15/04/2018

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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.

13/04/2018

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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.

12/04/2018

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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

11/04/2018

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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.

11/04/2018

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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.

10/04/2018

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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.

09/04/2018

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Rewarding owners of feasible ideas through MBR Smart Majlis

Rewarding proponents of feasible ideas received through the Mohammed bin Rashid Smart Majlis.

08/04/2018

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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.

07/04/2018

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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.

06/04/2018

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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.

05/04/2018

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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.

04/04/2018

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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

03/04/2018

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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

02/04/2018

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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.

01/04/2018

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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.

31/03/2018

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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.

30/03/2018

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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.

29/03/2018

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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

29/03/2018

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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

28/03/2018

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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.

27/03/2018

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RTA obtains BSI Certification in Building Information Modelling

The RTA has obtained the certification of the British Standards Institute (BSI) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Maintenance and Operation Phase

26/03/2018

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Launching payment of taxi fare via mobile phones service

The RTA in partnership with Network International has introduced a new service enabling the payment of taxi fares in Dubai via Samsung Pay and Apple Pay apps on smartphones

25/03/2018

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Al Tayer launches Smart Testing Yard at Dubai Driving Center

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has launched the Smart Training and Testing Yard for testing drivers at the Dubai Driving Center, Al Quoz.

24/03/2018

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Supporting Earth Hour by switching off 1433 streetlights

The RTA is taking part in the global event Earth Hour 2018 celebrated in March each year, in conjunction with the DEWA. Under the theme (Connect2Earth)

23/03/2018

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Honouring winners of Testahel Award in conjunction with Happiness Week

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has honoured organisations and individuals winning Testahel Award in concurrence with the Happiness Week held by the RTA for the sixth year in a row

22/03/2018

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RTA Women Committee celebrates female employees on Mother’s Day

RTA in Dubai has celebrated the Working Mother in various agencies and sectors marking the advent of Mother’s Day.

21/03/2018

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Opening two new bridges at Marrakech-Airport Roads Intersection on March 23 and 30, 2018

The RTA in Dubai has completed construction works on the two main bridges at the intersection of Marrakech-Airport Roads and will phase their opening in two stages.

21/03/2018

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RTA cheers up employees and mass transit users on Happiness Day

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has run a host of diverse activities in support of the International Day of Happiness, coinciding with 20th March every year.

20/03/2018

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Customers Council holds special session in celebration of Happiness Day

The Customers Council of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has held a session under the theme: The Happiness Council, marking the Happiness Day

20/03/2018

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Opening extension of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St costing AED474m

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai

19/03/2018

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First sustainability report for public transport, roads sector based on new standards

The move is part of RTA efforts to broaden the scope of sustainability.

18/03/2018

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Half million online vehicle licensing transactions in 2017

547,461 online transactions relating to vehicle licensing services in 2017. The transactions, which have been handled via smart channels, are part of RTA’s strategic plans

17/03/2018

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Initiatives to thrill employees, clients on International Day of Happiness

announced the launch of a series of initiatives and surprises to delight employees and clients of RTA marking the International Day of Happiness (March 20th)

17/03/2018

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Graduating 66 taxi drivers in coop with Emirates Driving Institute

The RTA has graduated 66 taxi drivers; the first batch of cabbies affiliated to various taxi franchise companies in Dubai

15/03/2018

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Al Tayer honours winners of RTA Scientific Research Award

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has honoured the winners of RTA Scientific Research Award 2017.

14/03/2018

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Holding the 2nd Y4PT Hackathon for undergrads

Kicked off (Tuesday) at the RTA’s Head Office, the 3-day event (13-15 March 2018)

13/03/2018

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Announcing results, findings of 4th Dubai Int’l Project Management Forum

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced the results and conclusions of the 4th Dubai International Project Management Forum 2017

12/03/2018

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Offering several vacancies in Careers UAE

The RTA is taking part in Careers UAE at the Dubai World Trade Center featuring wide participation of different organisations in the UAE.

12/03/2018

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AED19.918m from 98th Open Plates Auction as (W 22) fetches top price

Five plates accounted for the majority of sale proceeds in the session, which witnessed intense participation of registered bidders from various community segments

11/03/2018

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Supreme initiatives in celebration of ‘Reading Month’

The RTA in Dubai has launched a series of refined initiatives and events in celebration of this March; designated as the Reading Month

11/03/2018

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Completion of 50 per cent of tunnel drilling works in Route 2020

HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced the completion of 50% of main tunneling works of Route 2020 Project

10/03/2018

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Launching ‘Clothes for Good’ initiative in support of Day for Dubai

As part of the ‘Dubai for Day’ initiative rolled out by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has organised Kiswat Khair initiative at the Dubai Festival City.

09/03/2018

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RTA celebrates female staffs on IWD

HE Mattar Al Tayer, stressed that women in the UAE are privileged by unremitting support of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE

08/03/2018

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Ahmed bin Mohammed honours winners of Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport 2017

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honoured the winners of the 10th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST).

07/03/2018

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MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition attracts key sponsors

The UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018, which will be held by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) from 23 to 25 April this year 2018, has attracted a broad spectrum of sponsors at the local

06/03/2018

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Honoring winners of 10th Dubai Sustainable Transport Award

The Award aims to encourage community organisations to play an active role in supporting sustainable transport, and re-asserting the leading role of the RTA

06/03/2018

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Sponsoring AUS students in the fields of civil engineering and public transportation

According to the agreement, RTA will sponsor a number of AUS students enrolled in programs related to the field of public transportation and civil engineering

05/03/2018

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Public use of NOL cards in paying fees at customer happiness centres

The RTA has recently rolled out a new service enabling the use of nol cards in paying the fees and fines at five customers’ happiness centres

04/03/2018

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RTA holds Innovation Lab for funding mobility projects in Dubai

HE Mattar Al Tayer, stressed the importance of adopting innovative solutions for financing RTA’s future projects, establishing creative models for funding mobility projects, and boosting the public-private partnership (PPP).

03/03/2018

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Adding smart pedestrian signals in 15 new locations

RTA has widened the scope of the Smart Pedestrian Signals Project in Dubai to cover 15 new locations after a successful trail debut on Al Saadah Street.

02/03/2018

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Offering 80 eye-catching plates of 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits in its 98th Open Auction

RTA is offering 80 captivating licensing plates bearing 2, 3, 4 and 5 digits of Codes I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T and W in its forthcoming 98th open auction.

02/03/2018

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Briefing the Ministry of Health on governance practices

The visit was in line with RTA’s strategy aimed at exchanging experience and knowledge with all entities of Dubai Government.

01/03/2018

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Al Tayer briefs Russian delegation about RTA’s mass transit systems

HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received a Russian delegation headed by HE Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development of the city of Moscow

28/02/2018

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Youth Council launches quality events marking UAE Innovation Month

Through its Youth Council, the RTA has held a series of events at its headquarters in celebration of the "UAE Innovation Month. The initiative, which is themed "Innovation Starts With You".

27/02/2018

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Decorating the Head Quarters in 3D-Printing technology to mark the Innovation Month

The RTA has adorned its premises with the logo of the Year of Zayed designed and produced using 3D-Printing technology.

26/02/2018

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Holding Innovation Café, knowledge workshop as part of Innovation Month

The UAE Innovation Month launched this year under the theme (Innovation Starts with You) from 22 to 28 February

25/02/2018

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551m riders use public transport means in Dubai in 2017

It reflects an increase over the corresponding number recorded in 2016, which amounted to 543.6 m riders in total

24/02/2018

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Offering 300 plates comprising 4 and 5 digits in 52nd online auction

300 licensing plates comprising 4 and 5 digits in its forthcoming 52nd online auction. Plates on offer bear the Codes (J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T)

23/02/2018

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Al Tayer announces future foresight training for RTA employees, Happiest Work Environment Award

HE Mattar Al Tayer announced the launch of a bachelor degree program offering scholarships for some of the RTA employees to pursue studies on futuristic academic majors such as innovation and shaping the future.

22/02/2018

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A prototype of Hyperloop design in UAE Innovation Month

HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced that the RTA would unveil the initial design of the Hyperloop

21/02/2018

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Exhibiting air-conditioned abra in Dubai International Boat Show

For the 11th year running, the RTA is taking part in the Dubai International Boat Show organised by the Dubai World Trade Cente

20/02/2018

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RTA, EmiratesNBD endorse plan for payment of fines and seasonal parking cards on installments

an initiative whereby fines payable by road users to the RTA and fees of seasonal parking cards can be paid through installments.

19/02/2018

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Introducing parking top-up using NFC technology of nol cards

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a smart service enabling smartphone users to recharge their parking accounts by utilizing the NFC feature of nol cards in the RTA DUBAI app.

18/02/2018

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Starting a trial run of ‘Bus on Demand’ service at Al Barsha, Al Warqaa

‘Bus on Demand’ is one of RTA’s initiatives towards Dubai Future Accelerators, and the Smart City to develop innovative solutions

17/02/2018

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Dubai Executive Council, RTA review scope & means of volunteering activities

The ‘Dubai Day’ initiative has broadened the scope of volunteering efforts, as it is no longer restricted to the financial aspects only.

16/02/2018

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Briefing Abu Dhabi Police on drivers training & qualification systems

The RTA has received a delegation from the General HQ of Abu Dhabi Police and briefed them on the best practices adopted in training and qualification of drivers.

15/02/2018

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RTA, Watani Al Emarat join hands to further national belonging & identity

The RTA and Watani Al Emarat Foundation have signed a partnership agreement aimed to cement, enrich, and preserve the national identity and belonging

14/02/2018

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Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of modern and future technologies of transport.

13/02/2018

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Dubai a perfect global destination for shaping mobility future, AL Tayer tells World Gov. Summit

HE Mattar Al Tayer, said, “Under the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has become the ultimate destination for shaping the future of mobility worldwide

13/02/2018

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Launching of tests of the world’s first ‘Autonomous Pods’

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Next Future Transportation, launched the first tests of the world's first autonomous pods on the sidelines of the World Government Summit

11/02/2018

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Call Centre receives 2.2m calls in 2017

RTA announced that its Call Center had received 2,249,386 calls in 2017, and the targeted response time of 20 seconds per call had covered 86.13% of total calls.

10/02/2018

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Customers Council mulls improvement of Limousine Sector

RTA has discussed the means of improving services delivered to limousine transport sector in a gathering held recently in RTA, in the presence of several representatives of companies operating in this sector

09/02/2018

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Briefing Sharjah Police on drivers licensing practices

The RTA has received a delegation from Sharjah Police and briefed them on the on drivers licensing practices and the administrative procedures in place.

08/02/2018

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Publishing a comprehensive book of RTA’s legislations since inception

The RTA has released the comprehensive legislation book encompassing laws, decrees, regulations and resolutions of the Executive Council and relevant administrative decisions

08/02/2018

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Honoring the winners of Energy and Green Economy Award 2017

RTA presents this annual Award to suppliers, contractors and consultants, affiliated agencies & sectors, employees and students.

07/02/2018

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Dubai and HERE Technology to develop data infrastructure for driverless transportation

RTA of Dubai and HERE Technology have signed a preliminary a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on long-term technology collaboration with the aim of mapping the city with high definition technology for the first time

06/02/2018

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Dubai Crown Prince ups prizemoney of HBM Award for Innovation in PM

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued directives to raise the purse and add more categories for HBM Award for Innovation in Project Management

05/02/2018

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New stipulations for licensing/renewing recovery vehicles

The RTA is set to circulate new technical stipulations for recovery vehicles endorsed by the Ministry of Interior starting from early March 2018

04/02/2018

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Opening two major bridges at Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed St. junction

RTA opened on Saturday 3rd February 2018, two major bridges as part of the improvement of Sheikh Rashid-Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Streets intersection

03/02/2018

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RTA holds introductory gathering for students on scholarship program

RTA has held a come-together event for 60 students on scholarships sponsored by RTA in a bid to communicate with them and know more about difficulties encountered during their academic studies.

02/02/2018

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Passenger transportation Driver Permits soar by 45% in 2017

RTA confirmed that the number of permits issued to drivers of passenger transportation vehicles witnessed a remarkable increase in as much as 45% in 2017 compared to similar permits issued in 2016

01/02/2018

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RTA briefs government delegation on smart processes of AlBarsha Happiness Center

RTA has received a delegation from the Dubai Government to brief them on the processes, achievements and smart services provided by the Customers Happiness Center at Al Barsha.

01/02/2018

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RTA organizes traffic for Dubai Tour 2018

RTA) has revealed its plan for organizing the 6th Dubai Tour 2018 which comprises five stages over five consecutive days from Feb 6th to Feb 10th 2018

31/01/2018

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Al Tayer commends RTA winning global Digitization award

The RTA has been named the winner of Digitization Award as part of the Awards of Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine; an affiliate of the USA-based BNC Group.

30/01/2018

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Reviewing strategy of National Program for Happiness and Positivity

RTA has received a delegation from the National Programme for Happiness and Positivity at The General Secretariat of The Cabinet.

29/01/2018

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2.2m e-payment taxi fare transactions in 2017

2017 topped 2,213,234 transactions. The number reflects an increase of about 731% from the level of transactions clocked last year, which amounted to 266,330 transactions.

28/01/2018

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