Dubai Roads and Transport Authority Considers Car Rental Initiative

Dubai skyline. Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/DeeJpilot
Dubai skyline. Photo courtesy of iStockphoto/DeeJpilot

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is currently studying a proposal that would make vehicle rentals available for public transportation, according to an article by Gulf Business.

The article reported the program, called the Smart Rental Initiative, would lower carbon emissions, reduce car ownership and make transportation easier in metro areas.

The RTA is exploring multiple ways as to how the program would work, but it would essentially allow people to rent a vehicle for up to six hours through a mobile app or online. Carsharing is also an option the RTA is looking into for sustainable transportation.

Read the full article by clicking on the URL:
http://gulfbusiness.com/2015/05/rta-mulls-car-rental-scheme-metro-users/#.VWSUa5PrpCA

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

2017: Fleet Mix Will Be Paramount

Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.

Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.