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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.