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Dubai’s RTA plans Uber-style service for taxis

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning an app that will allow the city’s residents to access all forms of public transport in...

Dubai taxis to accept Nol cards from 2013

The Roads and Traffic Authority’s Nol cards will be accepted for Dubai Taxi fares starting next year, Essa Abdul Rahman Al Dosari, CEO of the RTA Public Transport Agency, said during the Interferry 37th Annual Conference.

Dubai Police, Taxi body team up to train cabbies

Dubai Taxi Corporation is teaming up with the Dubai Police General Headquarters to deliver awareness lectures to a group of cabdrivers about crashes and traffic offences, and how to minimise them. Ammar Bin Tameem, Director of Fleet Drivers Affairs Department at Dubai Taxi Corporation said in a press release on Friday: “DTC is continuously cooperating and coordinating with the General Head Quarters of Dubai Police to hold such lectures and educative workshops in various topics".

Dubai to introduce 20 hybrid taxis this year

Motorists can breathe easy with the introduction of 20 hybrid taxis by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) this year in a bid to curb pollution. The Toyota Camrys, operated by Dubai Taxi, will alternatively run on petrol and electricity. The RTA is the first to introduce this clean technology in the region after the pilot project was operational between 2008 and 2011, proving its green credentials.

Dubai Taxi installs in-cab interactive LCDs, launches Wi-Fi service

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has started fitting interactive LCD touch screens together with free Wi-Fi service to its taxi fleet. The test-run of...

Cab-sharing: No RTA ban on multiple drop-offs

Sharing of a cab in Dubai, with multiple drop-offs, has always been permitted, with the only consideration being that the taxi meter must not be switched off during the trip, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has reiterated.

RTA to unveil smart rental at Gitex

Dubai: Smart Rental, the hourly car rental service that was announced last month, will be among a bunch of tech services that the Roads...

RTA introduces multiple addresses feature for taxi booking and dispatch system

Customers can now register multiple addresses instead of one for the booking and dispatch system for taxis in Dubai, according to an announcement from...

Compressed gas to power public transport with less pollution

Public transport will soon run on compressed natural gas (CNG), which will cut carbon emissions by 70 per cent per vehicle. According to Mustafa, vehicles using a dual system utilise CNG and petrol/diesel, as well as a battery, making it the most efficient system.

People Happiness rating hits 90% in 2016 according to Dubai Smart Government Office report

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed the practical outcomes of implementing ‘People Happiness’ strategy in terms of the Happiness Indicator and the...

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Dubai RTA reaches milestone of over a billion taxi riders

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has indicated that the taxi fleet recorded an exponential growth from 81 to 5,201 vehicles, with the number...

Future of cars is electric, says Mercedes Benz Middle East CEO

The Middle East will see a significant increase in the adoption of electric cars despite widespread misconceptions of the technology and a relative lack...

Dubai RTA, Tata Consultancy tie up to make roads safer

An Indian consultancy giant will help RTA monitor drivers in Dubai using a smart app. Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and India-based Tata Consultancy Services...

UAE police issue speed limit warning for motorists

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police has called on all motorists to follow traffic rules, abide by the traffic signs...

Launching ‘Inspire us with a Shot’ contest to expose the charm...

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the inaugural edition of ‘Inspire with a Shot’ contest, in collaboration with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin...

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