Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is participating in the 12th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport as the strategic sponsor. The award is organised by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Currently, with the increase in fuel prices, the taximeter starts from Dhs7 during the time between 8:00am and 10:00pm with a minimum fare of Dhs17.5, and during the time between 10:00pm and 6:00am, starts from Dhs9 with a minimum fare of Dhs19.5.
The breakdown of ridership was as follows: Metro: 958,161 riders (compared to 640,175 last year), Tram: 49,855 riders (compared to 34,672 last year), and public buses: 395,930 riders (compared to 331,837 last year).
The decision is in line with the Emirate's vision of rationalizing energy use, by utilising hybrid vehicles that operate on both fuel and electricity.
Popularly known as Hyperloop Dubai or the Virgin Hyperloop One, this multi-billion dollar project will reduce travel time for Dubai-Abu Dhabi commuters from an hour or so to 12 minutes.
"This technology has proven its effectiveness to identify suspicious and wanted people," said Obaid Al Hathboor, director of Dubai's Transport Security Department.
RTA will launch Bus Route (F81), a new metro link service on Sunday (Oct.25). It will also open a dedicated bus lane on Al Khan & Mamzar links for Route (E303) to lift commuters between Dubai and Sharjah.
The first is Route E306 where buses will start from Al Ghubaiba Bus station in Dubai and head to Al Jubail Bus Station in Sharjah via the dedicated bus route of Al Mamzar, at a frequency of 20 minutes. Six double-deck buses will be deployed on this route.
The highlights of the plan include broadening the use of electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles and buses in the fleets of public transport, school buses, taxis and limousines to reach the targeted 100% rate by 2050.