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RTA to slash Red Line trip time from October

30 Jul 2012

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will reduce the trip time of the Dubai Metro Red Line from October 2012 by offering two services on a trial basis for a period of five months in a bid to better serve the interest of the Metro users such that they can arrive at their work places in a speedy and hassle-free way.

Signal junctions rise to 412

29 Jul 2012

The number of signal junctions in Dubai has increased to 412 junctions, most of which are controlled by the Traffic Control System Centre of the RTA.

207m use mass transit in 1st half of 2012

21 Jul 2012

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has revealed that the number of commuters using public transport means (Metro, public buses, water transport and taxis) in Dubai clocked 207.48 million passengers during the first half of this year, which compares well with the number recorded in the first half of 2011, amounting to 180,544,372 passengers.

RTA service timings during Ramadan 2012

18 Jul 2012

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the working hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan this year covering customer service centres, car parking facilities, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit means, driving institutes, and vehicles testing and registration centres.

New Salik top-up service via SMS

08 Jul 2012

The Intelligent Traffic Systems Department at the Traffic & Roads Agency, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has announced the launch of a new service (specimen pictured) for recharging Salik accounts through text messages, over and above the currently available Salik account top-up options; be it through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) by calling 80072545 (800SALIK) or visiting the Salik portal.