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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has upgraded several business process in key areas relating to the public transport in the context of efforts to realize its vision of Safe and Smooth Transport for All.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is ready to deploy its crowd management team to assist an expected huge crowd that will be taking the free ride in the Dubai Metro, water taxis and public buses today, the Public Transport Day.
The Public Transport Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched a marketing and promotional campaign under the theme (Your Seats Make you Win Prizes), which aims at encouraging the various groups and classes of the public on utilizing Dubai bus to transport through the cities of Dubai and other emirates.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has noted an increase in the number of commuters taking the Dubai bus in 2011 compared to the previous year. From a 40 per cent seat occupancy rate in 2010, the number increased by one percent last year which was a significant development according to RTA Chairman of the board and executive director Mattar Al Tayer.
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officials told Gulf News on Sunday that six months' notice have been given to schools to comply with the changes, following which the law will be implemented stringently from September 1. "According to the law [first issued in 2008], school buses cannot speed more than 80km/h, and must have RTA-approved speed control devices installed to ensure this," said Furat Ali Al Ameri, director of franchising and enforcement at the RTA's Public Transport Agency.
For instance, bus riders going to Musaffah from Dubai must first come into Abu Dhabi. That takes two hours. They then must take bus No 100 to reach Musaffah, which takes 20 to 30 minutes. Better would be a direct bus from Shahama to Mohammed Bin Zayed City, or even direct buses from Dubai.
One man was killed and three others injured after a bus slammed into a stationary vehicle on the shoulder of Sheikh Zayed Road yesterday. A third vehicle was pinned by the bus in the crash, which occurred at about 5.30pm on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai carriageway, said Lieutenant Imran Abdullah from Dubai Traffic Police.
There are in fact no schools within MotorCity; children would have to be enrolled at either the Jumeirah English Speaking School in Arabian Ranches or the Repton School in Dubai Silicon Oasis. There is also no Metro station or bus service that caters to this community.