June 13, 2024

Dubai’s RTA Unveils Visionary Roadmap: Achieving Net-Zero Emissions Transport by 2050

The Road and Transport Authority in Dubai announced its goal to achieve public transportation with net-zero emissions by 2050. The RTA has two goals: to improve public transportation and to reduce its environmental impact in its buildings and waste-management facilities.

In the next year, the RTA aims to make changes to reduce carbon emissions from taxis, limousines, and public buses. According to the statement, implementing this strategy would reduce 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and a savings of Dh3.3 billion.

RTA’s Transformation Plan: Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

According to RTA Director General Mattar Al Tayer, the new strategy outlines a complete plan for promoting sustainability within the organization. He shared that the primary objective was to improve sustainability and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The user stated that the strategy helped achieve RTA’s goal of becoming a global leader in smooth and sustainable transportation by providing creative transportation services that enhance the customer experience to a world-class level.

The RTA plans to transform 10% of its current public bus fleet into electric and hydrogen vehicles by the year 2030. This percentage will increase to 20% by 2035 and, eventually, will replace the entire fleet with these vehicles by the year 2050.

The plan involves transforming 30% of taxis and limousines in the emirate to electric and hydrogen vehicles by 2030. This percentage will increase to 50% by 2035 and eventually reach 100% by 2040.

By 2030, the plan is to transform 10% of the school buses in the emirate into electric and hydrogen buses. This percentage will increase to 30% by 2035, and ultimately, the goal is to have all school buses converted to electric and hydrogen by 2050.

The RTA plans to equip its buildings with solar-cell systems. By 2025, 24 structures will have solar panels installed. By 2030, the aim is to retrofit and upgrade 74% of the buildings, aiming to achieve 100% by 2045. Based on the statement, beginning in 2025, newly constructed buildings will have nearly zero energy consumption.

By 2030, waste management programs will be put in place to recycle and reuse all municipal waste. Additionally, the use of recycled water in RTA buildings and facilities will increase to 40% by 2050.

According to the RTA, the new strategy is in line with the UAE’s efforts to prepare for Cop28 and the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.

The RTA declared in February that it intends to have its entire taxi fleet operating on eco-friendly technology by 2027.

The transport authority put in place 36 initiatives related to energy and the green economy with the aim of decreasing their usage of electricity, water, and fuel.

The UAE introduced its Net Zero 2050 Strategic Initiative in 2021. This initiative involves investing Dh600 billion in clean and renewable energy sources for the next 30 years.


The RTA in Dubai announced a plan to achieve net-zero emissions in public transportation by 2050. The plan involves enhancing the quality of public transportation and minimizing the negative effects of RTA’s structures and waste management facilities on the environment. The RTA’s dedication to sustainability and aspiration to be a top player in eco-friendly transportation is made clear through these initiatives.

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