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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Taxi driver denies trying to kill Emirati student

A taxi driver has denied the charge of attempting to murder a student who allegedly stole his money and mobile phone, a court heard on Sunday. Prosecutors charged the 28-year-old Pakistani driver with trying to kill the 20-year-old Emirati student with a shovel and causing him critical injuries.

Taxi drivers get lessons in safety and conduct

Taxi drivers have gone back to school to learn about traffic offences and good service. Dubai Taxi Corporation has been running an education programme with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) focusing on traffic offences, as well as procedures and policies adopted by both bodies to improve conduct and quality of service.

Taxi driver faces prison for death of passenger

The taxi driver, M N, 44, was charged with assault leading to death, which carries a maximum of 10 years in jail and a Dh250,000 blood money penalty. He did not appear in court or enter a plea.

Taxi shortage hits Dubai commuters during evenings

Dubai: Residents using public transport in Dubai are crying foul over the lack of taxis during the evening hours as taxi drivers refuse to pick them up on the pretext of changing shifts.

‘Special’ taxis to make travel easier in RAK

By Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah  www.khaleejtimes.com  The Ras Al Khaimah Transport (RAK) Authority has launched an all-new taxi service for people with special needs. The authority...

Have licence, won’t drive

Scared out of their wits, many drivers refuse to get behind the wheel despite spending thousands on a UAE driving licence. They tell XPRESS why their phobia is not misplaced. Dangerous driving is scaring new drivers off the roads.

How to book a Water Taxi in Dubai

By MARTIN FULLARD, GUIDES WRITER  www.gulfnews.com The RTA has launched a new online portal that allows you to now book a Water Taxi online. The service runs...

Schools rush to recruit female bus attendants

Several schools in Dubai have put out advertisements inviting applications for prospective female bus monitors. This follows a decision last week by the Roads and Transport Authority making it mandatory for schools to have at least one female conductor on buses carrying girl students, or mixed students up to the primary level.

Dubai Taxi rolls out ‘Vehicles with no lost items’ campaign

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads Transport Authority (RTA) has recently launched 'Vehicles with no lost items' campaign to educate cabdrivers on the adverse impacts of failing to find passengers' lost items on DTC's services and reputation.

Cab customers in Dubai want better service

By Nadeem Hanif  www.thenational.ae DUBAI // Taxi customers say cabs should be better maintained, there should be more cars on the road during peak hours and...

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From flying taxis to robocops – Dubai as tech pioneer

From flying taxis to Batman-style surveillance motorcycles, Dubai's GITEX expo this week showcased innovations that were symbols of the city-state's ambitions to be a...

Now hail a Tesla in UAE with your Uber app

Uber, in partnership with Dubai Taxi Corporation, was on Sunday announced as the exclusive ride-hailing partner for DTC's fleet of electric vehicles in the...

Uber and Dubai’s RTA in talks for cheap mass transport services...

Uber is in talks with Dubai to set up a new low cost transport service, even as it faces the loss of its operating...

Dubai Maritime City Authority briefs RTA on ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative, reviews...

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) praised the ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative...