RTA launches world’s first endowment-dedicated taxi

DUBAI, 30th March, 2016 (WAM) — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the world’s first Endowment Taxi, a Dubai Taxi Corporation’s fleet whose income is dedicated to Public Transport Endowments.

The objective of the move is to raise awareness and support community efforts for using public transport. The vehicle will display colours to represent different campaigns and the Dubai Endowment Sign (Public Transport Endowment).

The move is in response to the global initiative of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation, stressed RTA’s commitment to support all Dubai Government initiatives in various scientific, social, humanitarian and economic fields. “The RTA is not only keen on realising sustainable transport but also on spreading the culture of sustainability in all strategic initiatives,” he said.

“The Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy has a noble objective of delivering an array of endowment consultancy services in support of humanitarian ends through motivating and empowering endowments and grants to meet the social needs of peoples,” added Al Ali.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy, which is one of the global initiatives of His Highness, is a consultative endowment body offering services to individuals and entities in support of humanitarian causes as well as social and economic development around the world.