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.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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)
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
Al Tayer honours winners of RTA Scientific Research Award
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has honoured the winners of RTA Scientific Research Award 2017.
Holding the 2nd Y4PT Hackathon for undergrads
Kicked off (Tuesday) at the RTA’s Head Office, the 3-day event (13-15 March 2018)
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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".
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.
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
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
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Dubai World Congress and Challenge for Self-Driving Transport
The Congress aims to raise the public awareness of modern and future technologies of transport.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.