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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
RTA completes 50% of tunnel drilling works of Route 2020
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that 50% of the main tunneling works of the Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 project – at depths of 12 to 36 metres and extending 3.2km – has been completed. According to Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board... 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
RTA to issue lifetime registration cards for Dubai vehicles
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will issue lifetime vehicle registration cards for all vehicles registered in Dubai emirate. However, the electronic version will require annual passing of vehicles. The process will begin in three stages, starting in January 2018 and ending in September 2018. The initiative is part... 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 to suspend metro service between Ibn Battuta and JLT stations
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will suspend the metro service between Ibn Battuta and Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) stations on Dubai Metro’s Red Line from January 5, 2018 to the middle of 2019. The service suspension is required to allow construction works on the Route 2020 project, including... Read more
Come February and you can have new Dubai number plates
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched a new generation of vehicles’ number plates featuring a new design as well as a new two-code plate to be made available from February 2018 and December 2017 respectively. The new design of the number plates is clear and easy to... 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