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His Excellency Mattar AI Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, USA, 1983. Prior to taking up RTA’s leadership role, AI Tayer worked in Dubai Municipality since 1983. He worked in several professional and supervisory roles ranging from the Director of the Roads Department up to the Deputy Director General of Dubai Municipality. He took leadership of RTA in November 2005 where he oversaw the establishment phase including the recruitment of competent and experienced professionals. Under his leadership, RTA has made remarkable achievements in a variety of fields including radical development of the mass transit system through mega projects, like Dubai Metro (Red and Green Lines) and Dubai Tram. It has made a major shift in the bus and marine transit services as well as the developments in the road network including multiple crossings on Dubai Creek such as the Business Bay Crossing, AI Garhoud Bridge and the Floating Bridge.