Archive for the 'transport' Category

SMS-parking system launched in Sharjah

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/sms-parking-system-launched-in-sharjah-1.1274798 SMS-parking system launched in Sharjah Motorists can pay for parking by sending a text message to 5566 Staff Report Published: 21:00 January 7, 2014 Sharjah: Sharjah Municipality has announced the launch of an SMS parking system that gives motorists the option of paying for parking their vehicles by sending a text message to 5566. […]

Now a taxi is just an app away

Now a taxi is just an app away Staff Report Published: Oct 23, 2013, 9:07 PM Abu Dhabi: A mobile app – Easy Taxi – that eases a taxi ride was launched at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit. The app – available for iOS, Android and the new BlackBerry devices – can confirm the pick-up […]

New SMS service puts Dubai trains and buses on tap

New SMS service puts Dubai trains and buses on tap DUBAI // A new SMS service has been launched by the RTA allowing public transport users in Dubai to check the next available time of the bus or train they need. To check Metro timings, send an SMS with the letter D followed by a […]

Many convenient ways of paying traffic fines in Abu Dhabi

From the Gulf News article Many convenient ways of paying traffic fines By Rayeesa Absal, Staff Reporter Published: January 30, 2009, 23:33 Abu Dhabi: There are several ways in which motorists may pay traffic fines imposed on their vehicles. Penalty charges may be paid directly at the traffic departments or more conveniently, online. Other modes […]

If you fail a driving test, you can appeal…

Log your complaint Learner drivers who fail driving tests, can appeal against the decision by filing a complaint on the RTA’s website www.rta.ae, call customer service number 8009090 or go to any Licensing Agency office to file an appeal. The complaint will be referred to the committee, which investigate and take action. Full Gulf News […]

No more 9 to 5?

From today’s Khaleej Times RTA proposes flexible hours By Joy Sengupta (Our staff reporter) 20 May 2008 DUBAI — Flexible work timings in both private and government offices is the new mantra being advocated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to control the increasing traffic rush in Dubai. Abdul Mohsen Younis Ibrahim, CEO of […]

Now you can carpool in Dubai!

RTA allows carpooling; signs pact with big firms EMPLOYEES from the same company have been allowed to use the same vehicle while going for work, a scheme known as carpooling which is aimed at pulling people away from using private cars to mass transportation The arrangement shall be licenced by the Roads and Transport Authority […]

Waterbus on the Creek will now run after midnight

Waterbus on the Creek will now run after midnight Gulf News Staff ReportPublished: May 03, 2008, 00:06 Dubai: The Waterbus between Dubai Old Souq and Al Sabkha stations will now run from midnight to 6am as well, the Roads and Transport Authority announced. The ferry service runs every 30 minutes and the fare is Dh4. […]

Single Water Bus trip for 3 stationsBy a staff reporter 26 April 2008 DUBAI — A new service for Water Bus passengers to travel to three stations in a single trip was launched by the Marine Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently. The service being offered on Line B3 aims at easing […]

Report dangerous drivers in Dubai

Call 8004353 to report dangerous drivers in Dubai. You need to give the correct number plate details ( the number, colour, the emirate, and for Dubai any alphabet.) They will ask you details about the offence and where it happened, and the make of the car. (excerpt from Readers Comments in 7Days.ae)