Relief for bus commuters

Dubai to have 30km of dedicated bus lanes next year

In a massive expansion of the dedicated bus and taxi lanes network in Dubai, 30km of bus and taxi lanes will be added to some of the busiest areas in the city next year, Gulf News has learnt.

Smooth rides ensured during Eid holidays

By Staff Authorities here have made a comprehensive plan for smooth traffic movement during the Eid holidays, especially around Burj Khalifa district and the...

mParking problems solved

Various technical issues that have been bogging down the Roads and Transport Authority’s mParking system off late have been sorted out, a senior official told Khaleej Times. The RTA, however, says that with the recent overhauling of the system all problems should be history.

Dubai Airport to operate only family-size taxis

Dubai transport authorities have announced plans to deploy only the seven-seater family-size taxis at the emirate's airports. The move comes under the overall endeavours to raise customer satisfaction rating and responding to customer needs and aspirations, said a top official at Dubai Taxi Corporation.

151 million boarded RTA buses in 2016

The Public Transport Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai revealed that its public buses had lifted 151.1 million riders last...

Abu Dhabi taxi driver turns wheels – and heads

After nearly six years working as a maid, Seble Gezahheng decided last year to hang up her gloves and throw in the tea towel for a silver Nissan Tiida. Ms Gezahheng, from Ethiopia, is one of only a handful of women in the capital to drive a regular silver taxi cab. And she does so by choice.

RTA to pep up, prod drivers with text messages

Safety is a top priority for the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on its buses and good driving habits are promoted by the authority. In a new initiative to keep the morale of drivers up and encourage them to drive safely, it will send two SMSes in their mother tongues every hour.

Dubai to get 400 more AC bus shelters

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will soon develop 400 locations in its second phase of the AC bus shelter project. Currently, there are 656 bus shelters around Dubai, aimed at sheltering travellers waiting for bus.

Superbus wows Capital with looks, if not speed

There was no vroom vroom when the Superbus, a combination of aerospace and Formula 1 technology, finally hit the roads in the Captial on Monday. The superfast vehicle was at a snail’s pace on Monday as it trudged only up to 40kmph


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Security enhanced on Dubai school buses

Following the allegations of misbehaviour with a girl some months back on a school bus of a prominent institution, security has finally been enhanced by the transport authority, School Transport Services, (STS) on all its vehicles.

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Gang of bus thieves arrested in Sharjah

The Sharjah Police received a number of complaints reporting theft of a number of buses form different areas in the emirate, including one owned by a hotel. During investigations, the police suspected four persons, including the owner of a second-hand autoparts shop.

Dubai road's speed limits to be revised

Speed limits on Dubai’s internal roads as well as highways will be revised by the end of June, local daily Khaleej Times reported on Wednesday. The Gulf emirate’s RTA and TRA have been considering several proposals to improve road safety for the last one year.

Dubai Marina residents see red over roadworks

Driving into Dubai Marina, on the stretch of road behind Jumeirah Beach Residence, takes a lot longer than expected. The roads, which were once meant to be wide and meandering have reached a narrow bottleneck, tapering to one lane in certain spots, most notably by the Marina Promenade.

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