Under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Vice Chairman of the Executive Council recently honoured the winners of the 5th edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport 2012 (DAST 2012). The award is initiated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to encourage public and private sectors to reduce traffic congestion and uphold environmental conservation.
Public bus services in various parts of Dubai—as well as between Dubai and Sharjah—witnessed an increase in the number of commuters during 2012 compared to previous years, due to the calibre of services, punctuality and adherence to set schedules.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently hosted a workshop entitled ‘Ibdaa’, held by the Dubai Government Excellence Programme (DGEP) for all government departments and agencies to shed light on the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Initiative for Government Innovation (Ibdaa) with the aim of nurturing a creative government business environment.
Dubai Metro’s Green Line is becoming more popular, with ridership hitting 37,576,839 passengers in 2012. The growth rate continues in 2013, clocking 3,827,895 passengers this January. These healthy statistics are a result of the substantial integration with other mass transit means, as well as the wide coverage of residential and commercial areas, business districts, and various cultural, sports, and health venues, rendering the Metro a uniquely preferred transit means.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened several road and bridge works in JAFZA (south) that form part of the mega Parallel Roads of Sheikh Zayed Improvement Project. The project spans an area extending in the north from the road leading to Al Hodh roundabout, running across the internal roads and terminating near the tenth intersection on Sheikh Zayed Road, and bordering Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road to the south.