UAE to invest $40b for public transport by 2025

The 59th UITP Congress concluded on Thursday in Dubai with the call to the world to double the market share of public transport or face the negative consequences of environment, health and finance. As much as $30 trillion worth of investment has been sought by UITP officials in their attempt to convert the dream of doubling the public transport into a reality in the next 15 years.

Drunk cyclist lands Dh20,000 fine

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Have you seen the driverless cars scooting around Downtown?

Pretty nifty, huh? Well these driverless cars have already been deployed in Downtown Dubai as part of a month-long trial. Each car seats 10 people,...

Taxi driver jailed for raping passenger

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October Video: Dubai Metro celebrates 5th anniversary

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Saudi women seek help in driving campaign

A coalition of Saudi activists is urging the West's top women diplomats to publicly support a campaign by women in Saudi Arabia to win the right to drive.

Petrol stations to sell Nol cards

Nol cards which are mandatory to use all modes of public transport, including Dubai Metro and public buses in Dubai, are now available at petrol stations in the emirate. The Nol cards were earlier sold only at the Metro stations, bus stations and vending machines at bus stops.

Dubai Tram signs safety agreements

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed two cooperation agreements with the Directorate General of Civil Defence, and the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services regarding the development of areas served by the Dubai Tram through providing diverse ambulance and firefighting services and coping with accidents nearby the tramway and other areas in Dubai Emirate.

Free Wi-Fi at 50 Dubai bus stops

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RTA’s massive online outreach aims to popularise mass transport, e-services

Dr Aysha Al Busmait, director of RTA’s Marketing and Corporate Communication, stated that RTA managed to communicate video clips on the YouTube website to around 300,000 viewers since the launch of its channel on the YouTube in December 2008. RTA’s YouTube library includes more than 160 video clips intended to publicise and broadcast the culture of using mass transit modes of all kinds.

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The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, has recently endorsed the awarding of the Jumeirah Corniche Development Contract costing about 100 million dirham.

New stops on roads to Dubai

Sharjah Transport Corporation (STC) has installed new bus stops for route 113 (Sharjah-Al Qusais) and route 308 (Sharjah- Jebel Ali-Al Qouz), both routes Dubai bound. A Inter City Transportation manager at STC, Adel Khaleel Al Hosany said that the new bus stops were commissioned on Thursday on Al Maliha, King Faisal and Al Wahda roads, to ease bus travel for commuters between the two cities.

Kids killed by speeding mum

A young brother and sister have died after their mother crashed her car while speeding. The 18-month-old boy and his four-year-old sister, who were not restrained in child car seats, died in the horrific crash on the Dubai-Hatta Road on Saturday night - their two siblings suffered serious injuries, while the mother and two other women suffered minor injuries.

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