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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Making public transport the public’s preferred mode of choice is key challenge at the UITP Dubai 2011

Modern society is creating new mobility needs and new usages and making public transport the preferred option is one of the key challenges of the international public transport community that comes together in Dubai next April at the 59th UITP World Congress & Exhibition, hosted by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Public transport operators from around the globe, from Japan to Switzerland and from Norway to the US, will demonstrate how it is possible to adopt a customer-oriented culture and the best global practices to meet the evolving needs of consumers, develop a portfolio of services to offer integrated mobility solutions and ultimately turn travel time into a positive experience.

In the ever evolving customer-focused society, citizens benefit from a growing choice of transport modes, and compare transport performance with other services. They expect mobility solutions that are quick, safe, convenient, reliable, clean and affordable. To achieve this, public transport operators need to meet two challenges: on the one hand, they must keep pace with their clients’ needs in order to deliver quality innovative services and make people change their attitudes and behavior; on the other, they must change their corporate culture from a fleet manager to a customer-oriented company and boost the sector’s potential and attractiveness.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

French Minister: UITP Congress in Dubai promises to be the most successful

His Excellency H.E. Maurice Leroy, Minister of the City, stated that the French firms and factories specialized in various transport fields would be strongly represented in the 59th International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Congress and Exhibition to be hosted by Dubai from 10 to 14 April 2011 under the theme: Boosting Public Transport … Action!. Such participation underscores the importance of the Congress and Exhibition in showcasing the latest development in this field, particularly given the promising projects set to be undertaken by countries in the region in the near future.

“The next round of the Congress promises to be among the most successful UITP congresses as Dubai has a tradition of delivering the global events in an excellent style in terms of organization, participation and attendance.

The Minister made these remarks when he was received by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), in the presence of several RTA CEOs. The meeting also discussed the means of boosting the cooperation and exchanging of expertise between the RTA and the French companies operating in roads and mass transit sector.
Delegation of Organizing Committee of UITP Congress in Dubai takes part in UITP meetings in Switzerland

A delegation of the Higher Organizing Committee of the 59th UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Congress took part in the meetings of the UITP recently in Geneva, Switzerland where a host of issues and topics of common concern were discussed.

The delegation was headed by Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Board Member of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and Chairperson of the Higher Organizing Committee of the 59th UITP Congress and Exhibition, and included as members the CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation and Vice-Chairperson of the Organizing Committee Abdul Aziz Malik, and Director of RTA Customers Service and Director of the Congress Hosting Project Dr. Aysha Al Busmait.
Super bus to be presented at the 59th UITP Congress & Exhibition in Dubai

The first Super bus prototype will be presented in Dubai at the World Exhibition of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) hosted by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), on the opening day 10 April 2011.
Higher Committee of UITP Congress meets representatives of Dubai Govt. Departments

Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, Board Member of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and Chairperson of the Higher Organizing Committee of the 59th UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition, confirmed the strength and consistency of the Dubai Emirate’s infrastructure and renewed RTA’s readiness to organize this global event; which is held for the first time ever in a Middle Eastern country during the period 10 – 14 April 2011.

A statement to this effect was delivered by Al Mulla in the gathering between the Organizing Committee and several representatives of Dubai Government departments, authorities and entities recently held in RTA new premises. The event was attended by the CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation and Vice-Chairperson of the Higher Organizing Committee of the Congress Abdul Aziz Malik, Director of RTA Customers Service and the Project Manager Dr. Aysha Al Busmait and several RTA directors and members as well of the Organizing Committee.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dubai Distinctive Number Plates Auction - No. 71

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Earth hour
RTA motivates its employees, their families and connections to support the Earth Hour campaign of "Earth has One Hour, you can make it more than One Hour."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

فيري دبي

Dubai ferry

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