Superbus to slash Dubai to Abu Dhabi run to 30 minutes

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The commute between Abu Dhabi and Dubai may be slashed to 30 minutes if the inventors of an electric “superbus” have their way. The Superbus concept, the work of an astronaut and a former Formula One aerodynamics expert, will be showcased at the Commercial Vehicles Middle East trade event in Dubai from March 14.

Dubai accident deaths drop

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THE number of deaths caused by traffic accidents in Dubai during 2010 dropped to 153 compared to 225 in 2009. The measures taken by the RTA in 2009 have paid off in reducing traffic accident fatalities in Dubai last year by 32 per cent - a clear indicator of the effective traffic safety plans and educative programmes run by the RTA

Emgas invests $30m to expand infrastructure

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Emirates Gas LLC (Emgas), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dubai government-owned energy group Enoc has invested $30 million (Dh110 million) into the first phase of its infrastructure building programme for the distribution of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

RTA launches new categories of Nol Cards

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Mr. Abdullah Al Madani CEO of RTA's Technical Corporate Support Services Sector announced that the RTA would launch new categories of Nol Cards used in paying fares of all mass transit means including the metro, public buses and the water bus besides paying for the parking fees in all over Dubai Emirate.

Emirates pilot averts disaster at Dubai airport

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While coming into land, the Airbus A330-200 pilot spotted another aircraft already on the same runway and took off immediately after initially touching down. "Emirates flight EK 523 from Trivandrum to Dubai landed at 0722 on November 7, 2010. The aircraft initiated a go-around sequence at the time of landing, after momentarily touching the runway,” an Emirates spokesperson said, in an emailed reply to Arabian Business.

Dubai Taxi completes 15m trips, lifts 23m passengers in 6 months

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The Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), Roads & Transport Authority, has made 15,834,000 trips lifting in the process 23,751,000 passengers in six months this year (Jan to June) through daily operations and several events served in the Emirate. While revealing the statistics of DTC Fleet Operations Department, Director Yousef Mohammed Al Ali confirmed that all sections were ready to meet the daily requirements and needs of the fleet including repairs, maintenance and cleaning of 3504 affiliated taxicabs deployed as follows: Airport Taxi: 350 cabs, Hatta Taxi: 3 cabs, District Taxi: 20 cabs, Ladies Taxi: 26 cabs, and Commission Taxi: 3105 cabs.

Dubai Metro Red Line to be completed in April 2010, Green...

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H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the Contractor of Dubai Metro Project; Dubai Rail Link (DURL) Consortium; is set to complete all the remaining works in the stations on the Red Line (18 stations) on 25 April 2010, and that all works in the stations on the Green Line will be completed in August 2011.

RTA to boost media cooperation with Ajman Chamber of Commerce

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The Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication Department at Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Peyman Younes Parham stated that the Department is making keen efforts to boost the communication links and open up joint communication channels to benefit from the mutual expertise of various organizations across the UAE.

Al Tayer launches RTA employees Intranet System

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H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the portal of internal communication system (Intranet) at (http://intranet.rta.ae); which is a new tool for internal communication and cooperation between RTA employees. The gateway enables sharing and exchanging of documents pertinent to the activities of all RTA employees.

RTA announces the winners of 2nd Dubai Award for Sustained Transport

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Under the auspices and in attendance of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) celebrates on Wednesday February 10th the winning companies and organizations of the 2nd Dubai Award for Sustained Transport (DAST) 2009.