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Public buses and taxis in Dubai will soon be reducing fuel consumption, gas emissions and would be needing less servicing after May when they will all be fitted with supertech fuel saver which, the world’s transport industry calls, the ‘genius of the tank’.
The Dubai Global Energy Forum opened on Sunday evening in the presence of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as the keynote speakers including Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Mohammed El Baradei drew world’s attention towards the serious pursuit of alternative energy sources.
UAE nationals who own properties within current paid parking zones in Dubai are to be given free permits, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said on Sunday. The RTA said it has developed a parking fee exemption system (L category) for Emiratis who would be allocated free parking permits depending on the size of the property they own.
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.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is planning to convert its entire fleet of buses into the compressed natural gas (CNG) mode and a pilot project in this regard will start in two months, a top official said on Tuesday on the sidelines of UITP Dubai and Mobility Expo.
The high-speed bus that could slash journey times between Abu Dhabi and Dubai to 30 minutes went on show yesterday - and its creator said he hoped the UAE would be the first country to introduce the vehicle. The Superbus, which is being developed at the Delft University of Technology in Holland, is on show in Dubai at the UITP Mobility and City Transport Expo - the first time it has been seen outside Europe.
Many passengers still cough up over Dhs10 on a taxi trip from places such as Al Wahda Road to Jubail Bus Terminal for a service already put in place by the Sharjah Transport Corporation (STC). From April 1, the STC Inter City bus management announced they had opened up ticket selling points on various bus stops within the city for passengers enroute to Dubai.
Several schools in Dubai have put out advertisements inviting applications for prospective female bus monitors. This follows a decision last week by the Roads and Transport Authority making it mandatory for schools to have at least one female conductor on buses carrying girl students, or mixed students up to the primary level.