“The RTA has added new categories to the third round of DAST, including a School Transport category. The number of DAST categories rises to fi ve in addition to the Special Recognition categories (Best Academic Research, and Best Media Coverage).
“The decision to broaden DAST’s scope of work to span all emirates in the country stems from the success made by the award in the past three editions within the level of Dubai emirate. It is also viewed as testament to the sincere determination of the RTA to offer more opportunities to the largest number of public and private organisations based in the UAE to contribute to establishing a solid base for the concept and application of sustainable transport in all episodes as it pays dividends to both the environment and public health alike,” added Al Zahid.
The Higher Organising Committee of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) has renewed the call to the business community, including government, semi-government and private organisations across the UAE, to participate in the fourth edition of the Award 2011.
“Since the fi rst edition of DAST, we have been endeavouring to attract the largest possible number of entities and businesses to take part in all categories. This will undoubtedly enrich the submissions made and pave the way for developing more concepts and broader suggestions to uplift the sustainable transport in the UAE,” said Khalid Mohammed Al Zahid, chairperson of the DAST committee.
“The RTA is seeking to develop a mechanism to keep pace with the colossal development in its projects and initiatives. DAST has undergone extensive development spanning all aspects of the award, and excellence has become the headline for each of the past three editions. The number of participants in each cycle has picked up remarkably, with more opportunities offered to a bigger number of agencies, as well as private businesses to contribute to the development of sustainable transport in Dubai.