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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.

Sharjah cabbies driving us round the bend, claim customers

“We play a vital role in educating drivers before recruitment as well as after they make a violation by subjecting them to training courses and by making them aware about the traffic regulations adopted by our department,” says Faisal Al Mahmood, head of the Monitoring Section and Quality Service at Sharjah Transport Corporation (STC).

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Carpooling, Awselni pick up in Dubai

THE carpooling or Sharekni arrangement allowing private cars to transport people after they are registered with authorities is “gaining popularity,” revealed a senior official at the Dubai’s transportation authority. Carpooling or Sharekni is the shared use of a car especially for commuting to work and often by people who each have a car but travel together to save cost, and in a way promote other socio-environmental benefits.

Fans caught out by lack of taxis

About 1,500 people showed up for the first day, and a security guard at the stadium said the queues for taxis started at about 4pm and continued until 7pm. Other supporters turned to Twitter to voice their frustration. John Harris, posting under the handle RugbyCricketFan, wrote: "We waited 1 hr 40 mins for a taxi. It was dark and very cold by the time we got a cab."

Dubai Taxi limo now available for booking via Uber app

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an agreement with Uber, a global provider of passenger transport services, enabling the booking of DTC limousines...

RTA plans to convert buses into CNG mode

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to convert its entire fleet of buses into the compressed natural gas (CNG) mode and a pilot project in this regard will start in two months, a top official said on Tuesday on the sidelines of UITP Dubai and Mobility Expo.

Overworked taxi drivers are putting people’s lives at risk

Users of taxis in the capital have raised concerns about some drivers falling asleep during their rides. Despite several campaigns carried out by the Abu Dhabi Police and numerous calls to motorists to refrain from driving while tired, taxi drivers are still endangering their passengers' lives and their own, complained a reader.

Public transport fails to lure car owners

CAR owners still find it hard to switch to public transport, posing a stiff challenge to the authorities who are dedicated to channeling the public to these modes of transport in Sharjah and Dubai. “I am not familiar about bus routes, stops and timings,” said Norah S. who lives and works in Sharjah.

A milestone for public transport

More and more people around the world are moving to cities and urban areas. Therefore, pressures on urban infrastructure will come to define the...

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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...

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RTA Women Committee explores ambitions of female staff

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RTA introduces smart system to detect vacant parking spaces at Deira...

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