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Pooling services key focus of RTA’s new strategy

Smart solutions, mass transit and sustainable infrastructure among main drivers of RTA’s revised strategic plan

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Dubai: Pooling services, smart mobility solutions and user-friendly infrastructure will receive greater push in Dubai over the next five years as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announces its revised strategic plan for 2017-2021.

The RTA on Tuesday announced that its Supreme Committee for Strategic Planning and Corporate Development chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, approved its revised five-year plan.

The revision covers the RTA’s mission of developing and managing integrated and sustainable roads and transit systems at world class standards, supporting Dubai’s vision through shaping the future and developing policies and legislation that keep abreast of technologies and innovations, and implementing top global practices and standards.

Revisions also covered some strategic objectives to realign them with Dubai Government’s drive.

“Updating the strategic goals of the RTA is a step towards making Dubai a global capital of the future that ranks ten years ahead of other cities (10X Initiative) through developing services that contribute to people’s happiness. The revised Strategic Plan is also compliant with the UAE National Agenda as well as Dubai 2021 Plan,” said Al Tayer.

Under the revised strategy, Al Tayer said, the RTA’s strategic goals have been reclassified into three core drivers that encompass, among other things, developing smart solutions for transport, roads and traffic, ensuring integration between mobility and urban planning, make roads and transit systems friendly to all as well as promoting pool and mass transportation, improving a sustainable roads and transit network.

Improving the safety of roads and curbing accidents and fatalities as well as enhancing the environmental sustainability of transport are also among its top priorities.

“The goals, objectives and initiatives of RTA’s Strategic Plan will be a key driver of the sweeping development taking place in Dubai, and a source of inspiration for an improved performance that contributes to people’s happiness,” said Al Tayer.