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Essa Al DossariCEORTA, United Arab Emirates
Mr. Essa Al Dossari is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Public Transport Agency (PTA) of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in the Emirate of Dubai.Being the CEO of Public Transport, Mr. Al Dossari is responsible for running all the facets of the public transport in the Emirate of Dubai.
This covers the responsibility of studying requirements of public transport in various areas of the Emirate of Dubai, including public buses, marine transport, taxi regulations and policies; inter-emirates transport, and participate in the governmental activities and events.
Since the establishment of RTA in November, 2005, Mr. Al Dossari contributed in establishing RTA, and he has been playing a pivotal role in re-shaping the transportation industry in Dubai in line with the highest international standards and best practice.
When he moved from Dubai Municipality to RTA in 2005, Mr. Al Dossari brought with him more than fifteen years of executive experience and helped RTA senior management build a world-class integrated transportation system.
He utilized his research and strategic planning skills to develop specifications for the various transportation modes taking into consideration Dubai's specific transportation demands and challenges with respect to culture, economy, demography, infrastructure, etc...
Being recognized as a high potential employee, Mr. Al Dossari's career has witnessed remarkable growth.
He started as a fresh graduate trainee in the transportation industry in 1991 and earned promotion after promotion to become a CEO in 2006, at the age of thirty eight.
This multi-fold leap was attributed to Mr. Al Dossari's effective management and leadership skills as well as his willingness to assume more responsibilities and to address challenges through hard work, self development, dedication, perseverance, teamwork and organizational loyalty.
As soon as Mr. Al Dossari completed his higher education in 1991, he joined Dubai Municipality as an Administrative Officer to be promoted in 1995 to Assistant Head of Operations Section in the Public Transport Department and to Head Operations Section in 1999, during which period he was also a member of Dubai Metro for three years, since the establishment of the metro till signing the contract.Only a year later he was promoted to Assistant Director of Operations Department, then to Director of Licensing Department.In May 2006, Mr. Al Dossari was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Marine Agency and a member of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority.In 2007, Mr. Al Dossari became the CEO of Public Transport Agency to date.
Mr. Al Dossari completed his higher education in "Industrial Management and Technology" from Central Michigan University in the United Sates in 1991.
He reinforced his academic education with a number of high profile management and leadership development programs as well as transportation related training courses, conferences and forums.
"We are glad to reveal that public transport use has recorded a phenomenal growth from the six per cent earlier last year to 12 per cent this year and this is a big achievement as we aim to achieve a 30 per cent target by 2020," said Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dossary, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Transport Agency (PTA) at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).He, along with directors of the PTA, briefed the media about the achievements of the public transport system in Dubai and the PTA's revised plans to cope with the future transport needs of the city.
He added the introduction of many services such as modern buses, feeder bus routes linking the Metro and buses, water buses, the journey planner, air-conditioned bus stations, and the use of modern operating system had given public transport in Dubai a shot in the arm.
"The lifestyle in Dubai has changed as an increasing number of people are switching over from private cars to public transport," added Al Dossary.
An average of 100,000 people use the Metro and around 130,000 use public buses every day.
"We are revising the bus routes to maximum the integration of the Metro and public buses and to make it easier for commuters to use the public transport," he added.
Although the use of public transport has increased in Dubai, Al Dossary still feels more can be accomplished.
The culture of public transportation is still weak, he said and urged commuters to use it as it offers benefits such as reducing traffic and environmental pollution and above all a safe and affordable journey.
"The fines were issued for violations including exceeding the maximum speed limit of 80km/h the absence of a bus conductor or not using the stop sign properly," said Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dossary, CEO of the RTA's PTA.He said 95 per cent of the 154 private schools in Dubai had already modified their buses following the new rules.
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