Dubai looking @ cheaper rides… with Uber

By Sheena Amos

Uber-RTA discuss study on ‘affordable’ transportation

DUBAI 5 October 2017: The initial results of a study on offering new budget mobility products, were discussed yesterday by Uber and Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA).

The study aims at meeting the needs of customers seeking affordable mobility solutions.

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Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director-General and Chairman discussed the study with Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty, Vice-President and CEO of Uber in Europe, Mena.

A statement said affordable products will enhance mass and shared transport, reduce the number of vehicles on roads, and deliver passenger transport services through electronic communication channels and the smart app according to the laws governing the operation of taxis and limos in Dubai.

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Discussions also covered means of boosting cooperation and improving future transport services to serve clients in the emirate.

“Smart mobility is one of the key pillars of smart cities, and RTA considers Uber a strategic partner in delivering smart transit services in Dubai,” said Al Tayer.