NewCities Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority

  • NewCities and Dubai Roads and Transport Authority agree to collaborate on new research to better understand innovative mobility and transportation systems.
  • The announcement was made at LA CoMotion, the global conference bringing together the world’s leading innovators, thinkers, and entrepreneurs on urban mobility solutions from November 15-19, 2017 in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles, California — November 17, 2017. The NewCities Foundation and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at LA CoMotion, the global conference bringing together the world’s leading innovators, thinkers, and entrepreneurs on urban mobility solutions from November 15-19, 2017 in Los Angeles.

NewCities and RTA agree to collaborate on new research to better understand how mobility and transportation systems work in Dubai so that other global cities can learn from it — and vice versa.

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said: “The MoU between the RTA and NewCities provides for enhancing cooperation on future studies, initiatives and projects related to mobility in Dubai and providing data that can help in conducting studies as agreed by the two parties. It also calls for sharing knowledge related to the future of mobility and taking part in events held by NewCities.”

“The MoU enhances RTA’s benefits from studies relating to the future of mobility directly or indirectly, and connects the RTA with global organizations and entities conducting futuristic studies, and sharing knowledge about the future of mobility in the world.”

John Rossant, Founder and Chairman of NewCities Foundation, said: “Cities across the globe are focusing on improving and upgrading their transportation infrastructure to adapt to huge advances in mobility technologies.”

“The NewCities Foundation is proud to announce our partnership with Dubai Roads and Transportation Authority at LA CoMotion — the global event bringing together the world’s leaders in urban transportation systems on how to collectively address mobility challenges. Dubai is one of the most innovative cities anywhere in the world, leading by example and upgrading ITS transportation systems at a rapid pace to meet the future needs of residents. In the spirit of LA CoMotion, our partnership is a significant step forward in understanding and sharing knowledge so that we can drive innovative mobility solutions forward.”

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About Dubai Roads and Transport Authority

With a vision of safe and smooth transport for all, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is responsible for planning and executing transport and traffic projects in Dubai, preparing legislation and strategic plans, developing other integrated solutions of road system and marine network that are safe and in line with the city’s economic development plans and the highest international standards.

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