The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) at the RTA has signed an agreement with the Arabian Automobiles Company (AAC) for the purchase of 200 brand new Nissan Altima 2.5 S cars, including maintenance, repairs and genuine spare parts supply, at a special event held in the presence of the Acting CEO of the DTC, Yousef Al Ali, Executive Director of AAC Sales and Marketing Felix Welch, AAC National Fleet Sales Manager Yousef Ali Al Raeesi, DTC Director of Resources and Support Mansour Al Falasi, DTC Director of Fleet Drivers Affairs Ammar bin Tamim, and DTC Acting Director of Fleet Operations Mohammed Yousef in addition to senior officials from both parties.
The Public Transport Agency at the RTA has called upon school administrations in Dubai to abide by the provisions of the School Transport Law to ensure the safety and security for students of all age groups in keeping with the RTA’s vision of providing safe and smooth transport for all.
The RTA, represented by the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), recently signed a contract with Al Dobowi for the supply of South Korean Hankook tyres for taxicabs. The contract runs for two years subject to renewal, and the approximate contracted value for the first year is Dh10.5 million.
From day one, the awareness events staged recently by the RTA marking the GCC Traffic Week 2012 were hugely popular, with the public making requests for staging such activities throughout the year.
Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, has stated that the RTA is making headway in attaining high traffic safety rates for public buses. He revealed that the RTA managed to reduce the rates of bus accidents resulting in immoderate injuries to as low as 0.47 per cent per 100,000 kilometres in 2011, whereas the target rate was 1 per cent per 100,000 kilometres. He attributed the drop in serious crashes of public buses to the full attention paid by the RTA to training and qualifying bus drivers on coping with various road conditions and circumstances, besides the implementation of the offences and fines regulations to drivers flouting the driving rules applicable in the UAE.