Women-only taxi lines coming soon to Hebron

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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.

Aerospace Week to connect aviation professionals with suppliers to enhance inflight...

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Dubai Airshow organiser F&E Aerospace is set to attract aviation professionals involved in inflight comfort, capability and connectivity to the forthcoming 'Aerospace Week'. Three shows will run during 'Aerospace Week', from Sunday 28 February to Thursday 4 March 2010 at Airport Expo, Dubai.

Dubai Metro Red Line to be completed in April 2010, Green...

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H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the Contractor of Dubai Metro Project; Dubai Rail Link (DURL) Consortium; is set to complete all the remaining works in the stations on the Red Line (18 stations) on 25 April 2010, and that all works in the stations on the Green Line will be completed in August 2011.

RTA to boost media cooperation with Ajman Chamber of Commerce

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The Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication Department at Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Peyman Younes Parham stated that the Department is making keen efforts to boost the communication links and open up joint communication channels to benefit from the mutual expertise of various organizations across the UAE.

Al Tayer launches RTA employees Intranet System

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H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the portal of internal communication system (Intranet) at (http://intranet.rta.ae); which is a new tool for internal communication and cooperation between RTA employees. The gateway enables sharing and exchanging of documents pertinent to the activities of all RTA employees.

RTA announces the winners of 2nd Dubai Award for Sustained Transport

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Under the auspices and in attendance of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) celebrates on Wednesday February 10th the winning companies and organizations of the 2nd Dubai Award for Sustained Transport (DAST) 2009.

Roadworthy: Drive for safety

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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.

Dubai Police, Taxi body team up to train cabbies

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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 taxi trips rise in H2 despite opening of metro

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The number of taxi journeys taken in Dubai rose in the second half of 2009, despite the opening of the emirate's metro system in September, it was announced on Monday. More than 36 million trips were taken by cabs in the emirate in H2, two million more than in the first haldf of the year, the Roads and Transport Authority said in a statement.

97% feel safe in UAE

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An overwhelming 97 per cent of people who live in the UAE feel safe, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by The National. The 1,097 respondents to the survey, conducted from February 9 to 15, also indicated that their personal experience with crime in the country is low. Only a little over three-quarters of respondents (78 per cent) said they felt safe taking a taxi ride alone at any time of day or night. More women (37 per cent) than men (10 per cent) felt unsafe in a taxi.