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Will you commute via 'personal rapid transit?'

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Imagine stepping onto a cold, windy platform at 2 in the morning and waiting just a few seconds for the transit car to show up. Imagine getting in the car and zipping right by stations as you go directly to your destination. Imagine always having a seat on the train. Believe it or not, you're imagining a concept that's more than 50 years old, but still very rare in the real world.

RTA lays out stringent qualifications for school bus monitors

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School bus monitors will undergo stringent licensing procedures beginning from the next school year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. All monitors have to be at least 25 years old and have completed high school, with priority given to those with a bachelor’s degree in educational disciplines.

Zero road fatality in Dubai by 2020, says Police chief

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1.3m every year, 3,500 a day, 150 per hour and nearly three people get killed on the street every minute across the world. The Dubai Police has set an ambitious goal to decrease road death to zero by 2020.

New stops on roads to Dubai

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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.

Public transport fails to lure car owners

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CAR owners still find it hard to switch to public transport, posing a stiff challenge to the authorities who are dedicated to channeling the public to these modes of transport in Sharjah and Dubai. “I am not familiar about bus routes, stops and timings,” said Norah S. who lives and works in Sharjah.

RTA: Council doesn’t buy arguments for 3 bus stops near mall

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The Beavercreek city council on Monday night unanimously rejected the Greater Dayton RTA’s application for three bus stops along Pentagon Boulevard near the Mall at Fairfield Commons making some residents happy while others claimed discrimination.

RTA develops plan to cut power use

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The Power Rationalising Team at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has developed clear-cut plans to cut power consumption across RTA agencies in line with Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and the Dubai Government championed cause.

Abu Dhabi taxi driver turns wheels – and heads

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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.

Wallet: Lost and found

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A Dh15 taxi ride from BurJuman to the Gold Souq nearly ended up costing Patricia Nsanze all her savings. In Dubai on holiday with her husband Arthur Semaana, Nsanze dropped her wallet on the floor of a National Taxi at 8pm on March 21. Inside were multiple credit and ATM cards, identity cards, social security, health and insurance cards, a UK driver's licence, over a thousand dirhams, hundreds of dollars and thousands of African shillings.

Roads and Transport Authority receives delegation of Dubai Electricity and Water...

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Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, Director of Customer Service and Chairwoman of Women Committee at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received a delegation of the Women Committee at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), headed by its Chairwoman Khawla Muhairi, in order to familiarize themselves with the expertise of RTA's Women's Committee and its key achievements over the past years, particularly as it had been established 2007 and gained sufficient expertise rendering it capable of assuming a leading role in communicating with women's institutions across the UAE in general and within Dubai in particular.