Emirates Gas LLC (EMGAS) hosted the first International CNG and NGV Conference at the Movenpick Hotel in Dubai. The objective of the conference was to promote the development of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Industry in the UAE and strengthen the use of alternative sources of energy in the UAE including clean fuels.
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.
Dubai taxis will soon be equipped with mini water coolers for selling mineral water on the move. The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has signed an agreement with Al Ain Mineral Water for supplying and installing mini water coolers on board Dubai Taxi vehicles.
Al-Futtaim Motors, the exclusive distributor for Toyota in the UAE has produced a modified Hiace vehicle to transport wheelchair bound passengers for the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), which is part of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The transport authority in Sharjah on Saturday announced that they would launch a hotline in the beginning of 2011, enabling residents to reserve a taxi at their own convenience. The installation process of the GPS and GPRS is expected to be completed in all 4,860 taxis by the end of 2010
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority has opened a technical support office at its Head Office to receive daily requests and inquiries from employees, suppliers and visitors with a view to easing the procedures, saving time & effort and streamlining the daily jobs of various sections.
Further enhancing its services through its fleet of around 4,000 vehicles, the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) will this month launch two newly redesigned taxis to serve a special section of the society. The DTC’s specially designed taxis have been serving the people with special needs for nearly a decade now, but the RTA-managed taxi company feels it’s about time to bring in some changes that would improve the service as well as enhance the comfort and safety levels of the costumers.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an online taxi booking service for the emirate’s hotels. The e-Taxi service will be made available to the public by the end of this year, transport officials said on Tuesday.
If you have been living in Dubai for quite some time now, you would definitely agree that getting a taxi is a nightmare. During busy hours, waiting for an empty cab to pass by would take you not less than 30 minutes. You might think that when a cab stops to pick you up, you thought that you were the only one waiting for it, think again.
Starting today, taxi drivers in the capital are being warned to watch their speed – because an automated fining system will be, too. TransAD, the hired-car regulator, said in a memo to the taxi franchisees last Tuesday that new speed limits would be imposed starting today, monitored through the tracking and dispatch centre.