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RTA cracks down public transport offences in Dubai
The Public Transport Agency attached to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an inspection campaign to spot negative practices amongst public transport riders in general and public bus commuters in particular. “The field teams deployed by the Public Transport Agency have spotted 61 offences during the said... Read more
Dubai’s new smart taxi meters can detect if you have boarded or not
Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has begun installing smart meters in taxis in Dubai at a cost of Dh68.8 million. All 10,550 taxis in the emirate will be fitted with the new meters by the end of June 2018. The meters are also equipped with optical sensors to... Read more
Free shuttle buses to cover partial Dubai Metro closure on weekends from July 28 to October 15, 2017
The Public Transport Agency, Dubai RTA, is set to launch a free shuttle bus service to cover the upcoming partial closure of Dubai Metro’s Red Line between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Ibn Battuta metro stations on weekends only (Fridays and Saturdays) over 10 weeks, from July 28 to... Read more
RTA completes 85% of phase 1 of Parallel Roads project
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed 85% of phase 1 of its Parallel Roads project in Dubai and expects to fully open the Dh1 billion project by the end of this year. According to Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of... Read more
Dubai Metro to get 50 new trains from French manufacturer
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has visited Lyon in France together with a RTA delegation to check on the manufacture of 50 new trains for the Dubai Metro project. The trains will be supplied to... Read more
You can now use your Nol card to pay for stuff at 1,000 retail outlets across Dubai
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new Nol cards’ payment service that can be availed of at more than 1,000 retail outlets across Dubai to pay for groceries, snacks and drinks. The Nol cards’ payment service has been launched in partnership with Mercury Payments Services (Network... Read more
Dubai Metro’s Red Line to partially close on Fridays and Saturdays for 10 weeks
The Rail Agency of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced today (July 2, 2017) that it will partially close Dubai Metro’s Red Line between Jumeirah Lakes Towers station and Ibn Battuta station on Fridays and Saturdays for a period of 10 weeks to allow for construction work on... Read more
Were you among the 2,891,557 riders who used public transport in Dubai during the Eid Al Fitr holidays?
Let’s crunch the numbers for you here!   Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has just confirmed that the total ridership of public transport means in Dubai during this week’s Eid Al Fitr holidays reached a total of 2,891,557 riders.   The first day of Eid Al Fitr this... Read more
Take note as RTA will implement new driver licence stipulations from July 1 onwards
With effect from July 1, 2017, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will start implementing the new Executive Regulation of the Federal Driving & Traffic Law as revised by the Ministerial Resolution (177) for 2017 (Article 84 governing the issuance and renewal of driver licences) in the UAE.  ... Read more
Campaign launched to avert quad bike accidents at tourist sites
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with the Tourist Police, General Headquarters of Dubai Police, has carried out an extensive campaign to inform owners of tourist camps in Dubai to provide safety tools and equipment when renting out quad bikes to members of the public. The campaign... Read more