The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently signed a service-delivery agreement with the Dubai Municipality governing the streamlining of issuing work permits for any engineering works relating to excavating the bottom of Dubai Creek. The agreement also covers the drilling of any wells to extract subterranean waters, in order to clearly identify the tasks of the respective parties—particularly those within the right-of-way of the rail track tunnels stretching underneath the Dubai Creek.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, recently stated that since its inception, the RTA has adopted creative and innovative methods to cope with the transportation challenges encountered by Dubai in line with the transition to innovation, which is being increasingly considered as the most important ingredient of any modern organisation.
The Public Transport Agency at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has added two new Water Taxi stations at Rixos The Palm Hotel, and Dubai Marina Mall; bringing the total number of Water Taxi stations to 25.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will host Public Transport Day on November 1, 2012, and invites the public to use the Dubai Metro, public buses and water bus on the day. On this day Nol card holders will be able to avail the services of the Metro, public buses and the water bus free of charge (24 hours).