3 new interchanges to open on Al Khail Road

Once complete, corridor to provide an alternative to Sheikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road. Three new interchanges on Al Khail Road would open for traffic in December 2011, replacing the existing perennially clogged roundabouts.

Relief from traffic jams as new Sharjah-Dubai road opens

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development has inaugurated the new road that will serve road users commuting from Sharjah towards Dubai. The road is part of...

Riders cutting a ticket for inter-city buses between Sharjah-Dubai

The inter-city bus service shuttling between Dubai and Sharjah has reported a rise in the number of commuters by 6.4 per cent during the...

Phase 2 of Dubai bus, taxi lanes plan set for H2

The second phase of introducing dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Dubai will take place in the second half of this year, transport chief Mattar Al Tayer said on Monday. The chairman and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said phase two will see 1km of Naif Road and 1km of Al Ittihad Road being changed to help the flow of public transport.

RTA launches new bus route

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will launch a new bus route on February 3 to link International City with Warsan 3 and the service will be operational on Fridays. The public transport routes are one of the key strategic initiatives and key pillars of raising the percentage of trips made by public transport means through enticing various segments of the community to use mass transit systems in their daily travels.

Dubai Award for Sustained Transport categories foster healthy and sustained environment

From inception, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has set a number of priorities and strategic objectives which play a pivotal and crucial role in nurturing a healthy and sustained environment, and foster a community fulfilling the ingredients of success in all economic, service, health and tourist sectors among others; which together form the key pillars of prosperity and decent life for all members of the community.

Mawaqif could use more explanation

Few words raise blood pressure in Abu Dhabi quite as dramatically as "Mawaqif". The capital's paid-parking system, less than two years old and still expanding, has upset a lot of people, to judge by our letters-to-the-editor files and the anecdotal accounts that every driver seems to have.

RTA installs 89 video monitors on Metro stations

Staff report  www.gulftoday.ae DUBAI: The Public Transport Agency at the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) recently completed the installation of 89 video monitors on the...

Dubai airport bids invited

Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) has today invited contractors to submit tenders for the third phase of expansion of the Dubai International Airport.


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Busy road to close for almost three months

One of the busiest roads in Sharjah will be closed for almost three months from today as work to upgrade the emirate's motorway network begin. The Dh17.5 million project to extend Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road, one of the main roads in the emirate, will take around 75 days, officials from the Sharjah Department of Public Works (DPW) announced.

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Driver gets life sentence for heroin possession

A driver was handed a life sentence after a court yesterday convicted him of possessing two kilograms of heroin capsules, which he intended to provide to others. The Dubai Court of First Instance sentenced the 29-year-old Pakistani driver to life in jail after he admitted that he possessed 257 capsules of heroin which he intended to provide to others.

Jebel Ali Bus Depot to open in July

Construction works at the Jebel Ali Bus Depot have been completed and the station, which serves 17 bus routes covering the entire neighbourhood, is set to start operation on July 1, announced Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Closed Mamzar exit to open for buses, taxis

A kilometre-long dedicated bus and taxi lane on Al Ittihad Road from Dubai’s border with Sharjah towards Al Mamzar is all set to open in the next few days. The opening of the road for the first time in nearly six years is expected to ease traffic on the perennially clogged highway though other motorists will be fined for using the track.

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