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Cubic secures contract extension to continue modernisation of fare system in Los Angeles 

May 15, 2019
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) has executed a 5.5-year, USD68.2 million extension contract awarded by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) to provide technical support services and field maintenance services for the Transit Access Pass (TAP) regional fare system.

DART to roll out 41 CNG buses by New Flyer, US 

May 9, 2019
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has announced plans to roll out 41 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses manufactured by New Flyer in August 2019.

TBARTA selects WSP to design 66-km BRT line in Florida, US [free access]

May 3, 2019
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) has awarded a USD5 million contract to WSP USA to conduct a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for the upcoming 66-km (41-mile)-long bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

MBTA to overhaul 27 additional commuter rail locomotives, US 

April 29, 2019
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA’s) Fiscal and Management Control Board has voted to execute an option on a contract to overhaul 27 additional commuter rail locomotives at a cost of USD78.3 million.



Latin America


Six bids shortlisted for Bogotá Metro, Colombia 

May 1, 2019
Empresa Metro de Bogotá (EMB), the developer of Bogotá Metro, has announced that six consortia have pre-qualified to develop and operate the upcoming metro system in the city.

Camargo Corrêa to build Salvador Metro extension, Brazil 

April 30, 2019
The CCINFRA–TSEA–EPC Consortium, led by Brazil-based Camargo Corrêa, has secured a BRL424.67 million contract to develop a 4.7-km-long extension of Salvador Metro Line 1.

TPC Consortium to construct tunnel connecting São Paulo Metro Line 2 and Line 4 stations, Brazil 

April 18, 2019
TPC Consortium has secured a BRL3.88 million contract from Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo to construct a 92-metre-long tunnel connecting the São Paulo Metro Line 2 Consolação station and the Line 4 Paulista station.

Companies shortlisted for Brasilia VLT feasibility study, Brazil 

April 4, 2019
The Department of Transportation and Mobility of the Federal District/ Secretaria de Transporte e Mobilidade do Distrito Federal (SEMOB) has shortlisted four Brazil-based consortia and one company to conduct a feasibility study to develop a light rail transit (LRT)/ veículo leve sobre trilhos (VLT) system on a public–private partnership (PPP) basis along the W3 Avenue in Brasilia.



Asia Pacific


Electric buses to be deployed in several European cities 

May 20, 2019
Several European cities have awarded contracts related to, received deliveries of, and commenced operations on electric buses in the region.

NEC Corporation to supply ITS and AFC for buses, Oman 

May 17, 2019
Japan-based NEC Corporation has secured a contract from MWASALAT, the national public transport company of Oman, to supply an intelligent transport system (ITS) and an automatic fare collection (AFC) system.

Ashok Leyland to supply 400 minibuses in Senegal 

May 16, 2019
India-based Ashok Leyland has secured a EUR10.06 million contract from Senbus Industries to supply 400 minibuses in Senegal.

Contractors selected to construct high-speed line connecting three airports in Thailand 

May 15, 2019
The Government of Thailand has announced plans to develop a USD6.8 billion railway line connecting Suvarnabhumi International and Don Muang International airports with U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport.



Europe


KONE to supply and maintain Tel Aviv LRT Red Line escalators and elevators, Israel 

May 20, 2019
Finland-based KONE Corporation (KONE) has secured a contract to supply 106 escalators and 63 elevators for Tel Aviv light rail transit (LRT) Red Line.

Salini Impregilo to develop HSR in Turkey [free access]

May 20, 2019
Salini Impregilo has secured a EUR530 million contract to construct a 153-km section of high-speed rail in Turkey.

Talgo–Systra JV secures Metrolink fleet modernisation contract, US 

May 15, 2019
The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) has awarded a USD138.9 million contract to the joint venture (JV) of Talgo and Systra for the refurbishment of up to 121 Bombardier BiLevel coaches that are deployed on Metrolink’s commuter rail service.

Wrightbus to supply 20 hydrogen buses in London by 2020 

May 13, 2019
Wrightbus has secured a contract from Transport for London (TfL) to supply 20 hydrogen double-decker buses.



Middle East & Africa


Alsa-City Bus to launch bus service in July 2019, Morocco 

May 9, 2019
Alsa-City Bus, a joint venture (JV) of Morocco-based City Bus and Spain-based ALSA has announced plans to launch a public bus transport service in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra Region in July 2019.

Hino Buses deliver 50 buses for KMBL, Kenya 

April 5, 2019
Toyota Kenya-owned Hino Motors has delivered a fleet of 50 pre-owned low-emission buses to Kenya Bus Service Management Limited (KBSML), a provider of public transport services in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.

DAT launches smartcards and ticketing system for buses in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 

February 12, 2019
Côte d’Ivoire-based Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has deployed contactless smartcards and near field communication (NFC) based ticket validators for buses operated by SOTRA in Abidjan.

Zamtel launches mobile ticketing for public transport, Zambia 

February 8, 2019
Zamtel, the government-owned telecommunications operator in Zambia, has signed an agreement with Mazhandu Family Bus Services, the operator of public transport buses in Zambia, to launch free Wi-Fi and QR code-based mobile ticketing services.