April 1, 2017
In March 2017, Global Mass Transit organised its fifth conference on Transit State of Good Repair in Washington, DC, the United States. The conference focussed on transit asset management (TAM) planning for a state of good repair (SGR).
February 1, 2017
In January 2017, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the launch of a new report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure, "2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance".
January 1, 2017
Global Mass Transit organised a conference on ‘Transit Ticketing and Fare Collection APAC 2016' on November 30-December 1, 2016 in Singapore. The conference was well attended by representatives from the government and the industry.
December 1, 2016
The Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC) 10-Year Capital Plan (2016-2025) totals CAD6.402 billion and focuses on three key objectives: replacement of existing vehicles and the addition of growth vehicles to meet ridership demand; the associated facility construction and improvements to accommodate those vehicles; and maintaining track, tunnels, bridges and buildings in a state of good repair (SGR).
October 1, 2016
Turkey's rail market is set to change, with the country planning to liberalise its railway sector by end-2016. Initially, the liberalisation will focus on freight operations and later, it will be extended to passenger operations. Meanwhile, the urban rail market in Turkey is witnessing rapid growth with the opening of several new lines and plans for more on the anvil.
September 1, 2016
In 2013, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in the United States estimated that more than 40 per cent of buses and 25 per cent of rail transit assets were in marginal or poor condition.
July 1, 2016
While rail-based transport systems such as metros, monorails and trams are popular, most cities still rely on buses as the dominant mode of public transport service. The bus-based systems are cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly buses are fast becoming the preferred choice for transport operators in procurements for fleet expansion and renewal.
June 1, 2016
In January 2016, the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited (MTR) unveiled Rail Gen 2.0 vision, which includes ongoing enhancements to the existing metro rail network and the four rail extensions to be delivered by 2021.
May 1, 2016
The year 2015 witnessed the award of several mass rapid transit (MRT) contracts in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, including the civil works for the Mecca Metro, construction contracts for Cairo Metro, etc.
April 1, 2016
During 2014-19, Network Rail, the owner and operator of UK's rail infrastructure, plans to invest GBP38 billion on operating and expanding the network; the UK government has committed over GBP9 billion to deliver major improvements across the country; and the Scottish Ministers have committed to a GBP5 billion package of funding and investment in Scotland's railways
March 1, 2016
The Syndicat des transports d'Île-de- France (STIF) is the public transport authority of Paris. Since 2005, it has launched various projects for modernisation, rolling stock acquisition and expansion of the public transport system and improvement of passenger services.
February 1, 2016
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems are fast leading the way as a preferred mode of public transport in the region of Africa. The cities are realising that without a good bus service that is accessible, affordable and attractive to a broad range of people across society, local transport cannot work.
January 1, 2016
In October 2015, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board approved the USD29-billion five-year capital programme (2015-19), which is the agency's biggest ever capital programme.
December 1, 2015
With the rapid rate of global urbanisation, most cities in the world are taking steps to establish organised public transport systems. However, analysing which mode of public transport, ranging from metros to buses, would be optimal for a particular city, remains an issue.
November 1, 2015
Communication-based train control (CBTC) systems are a part of the automatic train control (ATC) technology, which is fast gaining popularity as the signalling mode of choice for rail-based urban transport projects in Asia.
September 1, 2015
Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (RENFE) is the Spanish national railway operator providing passenger and freight service on infrastructure owned by the Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF).