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RTA opens 2 new Water Taxi stations

23 Apr 2012

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.

Work begins on 45km-long cycling tracks

22 Apr 2012

Mattar Al Tayer

Mattar Al Tayer

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has begun construction of two cycling tracks at Seih Assalam and Al-Qudrah extending 45km, at a cost of about Dh19 million. The project will be a prominent sports landmark as Seih Assalam and Al-Qudrah areas are poised to serve as a rendezvous for cycling enthusiasts in Dubai.

RTA issues Drivers' Performance Certificates

18 Apr 2012

Sultan Al Marzooqi

The Drivers Licensing Department, Licensing Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched a new service for drivers that enables them to obtain a Driver's Performance Certificate; an official document comprising a detailed report of all traffic offences committed during the last two years. The objective is to give drivers the opportunity to improve their driving performance and raise their compliance with traffic laws.

Sultan Al Marzooqi, Director of the RTA’s Drivers Licensing Agency (pictured), said, "The Licensing Agency is diligently seeking to launch a wide range of services to its clientele, who are the centre of its strategic plans, which aim at making driving safer."

"Issuing such a document, which is certified by the Licensing Agency, offers an opportunity for insurance companies to review drivers’ performance on roads and the extent of their compliance with traffic laws, thus enabling insurers to offer hard-working drivers substantial discounts upon renewing their vehicle insurance, in a bid to encourage them to sustain their compliance with traffic rules, and road safety as well as the safety of other road users. This will help us achieve our objectives of minimising traffic accidents on the one hand, and advocating disciplined driving as a lifestyle, on the other," added Al Marzooqi.

New design of RTA bus schedules and routes map released

15 Apr 2012

The Public Transport Agency, RTA, has released new designs of public bus schedules and routes map in Dubai emirate characterised by simple and stylish designs, with easy-to-use features.

Dh26m bonus for taxicab plate holders in Dubai

14 Apr 2012

Dh26m bonus for taxicab plate holders in DubaiHis Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the payment of a bonus amounting to Dh26,388,000 to Emiratis whose taxicab number plates are operated by the Dubai Taxi Corporation and Taxi Franchise Companies at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA); the total number of which is 6,597 plates.