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Tuesday, November 9 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop: Road User Charging: Prospects and Challenges for the GCC

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The deployment of Road User Charging (RUC) in economies across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has picked up speed in recent years, driven by the twin needs to mitigate road congestion and identify sustainable infrastructure funding mechanisms.

The drivers behind this trend are not fundamentally different from those found in other heavily motorized cities and countries around the world, however the region is characterized by a distinct economic environment, minimal reliance on fuel taxes and limited availability of alternative modes of transport.

Cities in the GCC considering Road User Charging must therefore develop an original model that builds on experience gained in OECD economies and adjusts these to the region’s economic realities.
 
This industry seminar hosted by the IRF is designed to take stock of the current RUC environment in the region and co-create high level strategies to ensure RUC benefits are maximized.

Moderators
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Nina Elter

Chair, IRF Committee on Road User Charging, Senior Vice President, EROAD
Nina is considered a global expert in transportation funding. Her career spans more than 20 years working in the technology, trucking, tolling and fuel card sectors across Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Her experience includes leading and negotiating agreements at the highest... Read More →

Speakers
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Salah Al Marzooqi

Director of Intelligent Traffic Systems Department (ITS), Dubai Roads & Transport Authority
Eng. Salah Al Marzooqi, a leading subject matter expert in ITS, with over a 20 years experience in planning, managing and deployment of high profile ITS projects in the UAE. An Electronics Engineering graduate from the Dubai Higher College of Technology in 2001 with a passion of utilizing... Read More →
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Mahmoud Khalil

Traffic Engineer, UOS
Mr. Mahmoud Khalil is traffic engineer, based in Dubai. Mr. Khalil is a graduate civil engineer. While he is at the onset of his career, Mr. Khalil has already been involved in numerous transportation projects exposing him to various challenges. In addition to his experience in the... Read More →
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Steve Morello

Senior Advisor, CDM Smith
Steve has an MSc in Transport Economics from the University of Lyon in France and MA in Journalism and BA in Mathematics from the University of Iowa Steve began his career in Europe in 1991 and he came back to the US in 2011 as a co-founder of Milestone Solutions now part of CDM Smith... Read More →
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Ameera Almanaseer

Transportation and Human Mobility, Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure
I'm a specialist and projects manager in the sectors of infrastructure, roads and transportation, I work in the ministry of energy and infrastructure since 2019, I worked as a project manger for the federal roads control center and currently handling the implementation of tolling... Read More →



Tuesday November 9, 2021 9:00am - 12:00pm GMT+04
Sharjah - D