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Mr. Abdullah Al Madani CEO of RTA's Technical Corporate Support Services Sector announced that the RTA would launch new categories of Nol Cards used in paying fares of all mass transit means including the metro, public buses and the water bus besides paying for the parking fees in all over Dubai Emirate.
If you happen to be driving along the Sheikh Zayed Road tomorrow, keep an eye on your rear-view mirror. There might be 1,000 motorbikes thundering up behind you. They will be taking part in the Thunder Parade, part of the three-day Gulf Bike Week that starts today at Festival City.
A 23-year-old visitor denied mugging a taxi driver before the Dubai Criminal Court of First Instance this morning. The suspect, SH, from Nigeria, was accused along with another suspect, who is not identified in records and remained at large, of stealing money from the driver after they claimed to be passengers and rode to International city in the victim’s taxi, records said.
More than 332 million passengers used public transport, comprising the Dubai Metro, buses, marine transport and taxis, in Dubai last year, according to latest RTA figures. “The number of public bus users in 2010 was 113 million, with a daily ridership of about 314,000 passengers. The number of passengers using marine transit means, comprising abras and water bus, was about 15.35 million, with abras ferrying about 42,000 passengers per day and water about 877,000 per day using water bus.
A delegation from Dubai Airports has recently visited Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to discuss means of cooperation and boosting the existing bilateral relations towards delivering excellent services to customers and the public at highest quality standards.
Dubai is looking for more female taxi drivers as the highly successful Pink Taxi fleet is set to double to 50 in the next few months, a senior official said. We have 65 Pink Taxi drivers and plan to hire 52 more," said Yousuf Al Ali, Director of Fleet Processes and Operation Department at the Dubai Taxi Corporation.
The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) held detailed discussions on the technical specifications of Toyota vehicles operating in the fleet of Dubai Taxi, as well as the specifications sought by DTC in these vehicles to meet customer needs, and other issues related to expenditure cuts.