DTC’s 50 Tesla electric vehicles make 64,186 trips
Dubai Taxi Corporation’s fleet of Tesla electric vehicles have made a total of 64,186 trips since their launch in September 2017, travelling 2.1 million kilometres in the process. Adel Ahmed Sharif, Director of Fleet Operations at Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), said: “Making more than 64,000 trips by Tesla vehicles... Read more
RTA unveils the world’s first sustainability report for public transport and roads
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has released the world’s first sustainability report for public transport and roads that adheres to the new Global Reporting Initiative. The move is part of the RTA’s efforts to broaden the scope of sustainability in Dubai. Nasir Bu Shehab, CEO of Corporate Strategy... Read more
551m riders used public transport in Dubai in 2017
Public transport modes in Dubai comprising the metro, tram, buses, abras, ferry, water taxi, water bus, Dubai Taxi and franchise taxi companies carried a total of 551.7 million riders in 2017 according to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). This ridership figure denotes an increase over the 543.6 million... Read more
Traffic management plan revealed for New Year celebrations in Dubai
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (The Traffic Movement Management and Operational Plans Handling during Official & Annual Events Team) in coordination with Dubai Events Security Committee and Emaar, has finalised a plan for managing traffic for the New Year celebrations in Dubai on December 31, 2017, especially in Burj... Read more
Marine vessels’ crash drill tests emergency response in Dubai
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the General HQ of Dubai Police, conducted a mock drill simulating a collision between a Dubai Ferry vessel and a boat. The mock drill, that started at Dubai Water Canal station in Jumeirah and continued to Rashid Port, also simulated... Read more
RTA and DMCC sign agreement on visitors’ car parks in JLT
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and DMCC, the world’s leading free zone for trade and enterprise and master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) district in Dubai, have signed an agreement on managing and operating visitors’ car parks in the JLT area with the aim of streamlining parking in the... Read more
Public Transport Day to be held across Dubai on November 1
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will launch tomorrow (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) the 8th edition of its Public Transport Day initiative that also coincides with the RTA’s 12th anniversary. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said: “The Public... Read more
Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram service timings revised from November 1, 2017
The Rail Agency of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced revised Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram service timings with effect from November 1, 2017, coinciding with the emirate’s annual Public Transport Day. According to an RTA official, the improved timings aim to better cater to the needs... Read more
RTA launches trial phase of bus on-demand app service
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched MVMANT – a bus on-demand app service. The app, the first of its kind in the GCC region, was unveiled at Gitex on October 12, 2017. The app enables RTA customers to order a bus to take them from home to... Read more
50 Tesla electric vehicles join Dubai Taxi fleet and the environment loves it
A total of 50 Tesla electric vehicles have joined the limousine fleet of Dubai Taxi Corporation and follows their formal induction by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and Chairman... Read more