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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Dubai Taxi honours a key supplier

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has recently honoured Al-Zarouni-International-Equipment-LLC, in the context of its efforts to strengthen relations with vendors, and honour them in recognition of their valuable efforts, support and communication with DTC. The event was attended by DTC CEO Abdul Aziz Malek, General Manager of Al-Zarouni-International-Equipment Co. Mohammed Al-Zarouni, and DTC Director of Fleet Processes and Operation Dep’t Yousef Al Ali.

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.

Marathon hopes hit by theft

The plans of four Bahrain women to run a marathon in Dubai have been dashed after a taxi driver allegedly stole their luggage, it emerged yesterday. The women are demanding a compensation of 60,000 dirhams (BD6,000) from the Dubai Taxi Company and have filed a case with the emirate's police.

Falling revenues behind Sharjah taxi tariff hike

Falling revenues and a decline in passenger numbers are the real reasons behind the increase in taxi fares, Sharjah Transport officials revealed yesterday. The officials said the move to increase tariffs by almost 25 per cent was taken to mitigate the loss of income by franchise companies. Starting this month, tariff rates increased to Dh1 for every 650 metres, up from Dh1 for every 800 metres.

Taxis go the extra mile to offer better services

Dubai taxis improved in terms of performance in the second half of 2009, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Monday. The total number of trips travelled by franchise company vehicles was in excess of 36 million during the final six months of last year; an approximate increase of 1.8 million trips compared to the first six months of 2009.

Traffic Awareness Lectures for Cabbies

Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is teaming up with Dubai Police General Headquarters (Naif Police Station) to deliver awareness lectures to cab drivers on how to avoid accidents and committing traffic offences.

Women-only taxi lines coming soon to Hebron

Palestinian entrepreneurs plan to bring to West Bank what already exists in Tehran and Beirut – pink taxis that serve only women. Palestinian news agency, Maan, reported on Monday that a Palestinian company is planning to establish a taxi service in Hebron for women only.

Roadworthy: Drive for safety

New taxi drivers may have to undergo a one-year probationary period of driving accident free or face non-renewal of their contracts with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), XPRESS has learnt. A new study conducted by the Sweden Traffic Safety Institute has recommended the probation measure for Dubai's taxi drivers to stem traffic offences and accidents committed by new drivers who may not have the proper skills and experience to drive in a city they are just getting to know.

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Dubai RTA, Tata Consultancy tie up to make roads safer

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