Tue 09-04-2019 17:06 PM
DUBAI, 9th April, 2019 (WAM) -- The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has explored cooperation opportunities with Australia's state of Queensland.
Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors recently met with Annastacia Palaszczuk, Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade. During the meeting, the two sides discussed means of boosting cooperation and sharing expertise between the RTA and its Australian counterpart.
Al Tayed and Palaszczuk also reviewed the RTA's upcoming projects, including the use of electric-powered buses.
The RTA Director-General praised the relationship between the authority and Australian entities operating in the fields of public transport, marine transport and licencing. "We have a good level of cooperation with several Australian firms operating in the fields of public transport, vehicle licensing and registration, training of drivers, and traffic systems. RTA has also benefited from Australian expertise in the operation of marine transit modes," he said.
During the meeting, Al Tayer reviewed RTA’s efforts in driverless mobility means highlighted by Sky Pods, the two-seater autonomous air taxi, the region’s first driverless taxi, and the ten-seater smart driverless vehicle.
The Queensland Premier expressed her delight in the engagement of Australian businesses across several RTA projects. She noted her aspirations to extend this cooperation further to include sharing expertise of electric buses, marine transit means and smart mobility.