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North America


GWTI to supply buses to BC Transit, Canada 

July 17, 2017
Grande West Transportation International (GTWI) Limited has secured a CAD1.9-million contract from BC Transit and Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) to supply six 24-seater buses to replace its existing fleet of 18-year old buses.

UTA unveils New Flyer buses for Orem-Provo BRT, United States 

July 17, 2017
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has unveiled the 18.28-metre (60-foot) long New Flyer Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid buses, which will be deployed on the Orem-Provo bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.

Vix Technology to provide fare system in Edmonton metropolitan region, Canada 

July 10, 2017
Vix Technology has secured a 15-year contract to implement an advanced fare system on bus services operated by Edmonton Transit Service, Strathcona County Transit and St Albert Transit, as well as the light-rail transit (LRT) system in Edmonton

Strategic Mapping to upgrade Kelowna buses, Canada 

July 10, 2017
Strategic Mapping Incorporated has secured a contract from BC Transit to install and maintain the technology for automatic vehicle location for buses in Kelowna by 2018.



Latin America


Monterrey Metro Line 3 stations contracts awarded, opening in 2018 [free access]

July 14, 2017
The Nuevo León state government has awarded eight contracts of a total value MXN479.3 million for the construction of eight stations of Monterrey Metro Line 3.

BYD to supply 90 electric buses in Santiago, Chile 

July 12, 2017
China-based Build Your Dreams (BYD) Company has secured a contract to supply 90 high-floor electric buses for Transantiago, the public bus operator in Chile.

Mercedes-Benz to supply 200 buses to Brazil; BNDES approves funding [free access]

June 9, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has secured the contract from seven public transport companies – Caxangá, Metropolitan, Mirim, Mobibrasil, Pedrosa, St. Judas Tadeu and Rodotur – to supply a total of 200 1721 chassis buses.

Marcopolo delivers buses to Janiz Transportes, Brazil 

June 7, 2017
Marcopolo has delivered four buses to public transport operator Janiz Transportes in Rio Grande do Sul.



Asia Pacific


Victoria awards two contracts for Melbourne Metro Tunnel, to invite EoIs for RIA contract, Australia 

July 18, 2017
The Government of Victoria has awarded two contracts of total value USD5.5 billion for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel project.

Megawide to construct East-West Railway in the Philippines 

July 13, 2017
Megawide Construction Corporation has partnered with East-West Rail Transit Corporation and Alloy MTD Group to construct, operate and maintain the East-West Railway (EWR) line.

NEC to install bus fare system for in India 

July 12, 2017
Japan-based NEC Corporation has secured a USD52.7-million contract to install electronic fare collection and other bus-related systems in four cities in India.

Keolis Downer operate public transport in Newcastle, Australia 

July 10, 2017
A joint venture (JV) of Keolis Downer has taken over the operations of buses and ferries in Newcastle, Australia, under a AUD450-million contract it secured from Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in December 2016.



Europe


Solaris Bus & Coach to deliver electric buses in Bergamo and Milan, Italy 

July 14, 2017
Solaris Bus & Coach has received orders to supply 22 Urbino 12 electric buses to Azienda Trasporti Bergamo (ATB), the public transport company of Bergamo city in Northern Italy, and 10 Urbino 12 electric buses to Azienda Trasporti Municipalizzata (ATM), the public transport operator of Milan.

Colas Rail subsidiary and consortium secure Bordeaux Tramway Line D contracts 

July 13, 2017
The Metropolitan Council of Bordeaux, Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux (CUB), has awarded a EUR34-million contract to a Colas Rail-led consortium, to install track and overhead catenary for a 6.2-km section under Phase II of Bordeaux Tram Line D extension.

The Hague deploys Masabi mobile ticketing solution; first in Netherlands 

July 12, 2017
The public transport company of The Hague, HTM Personenvervoer, has deployed Masabi’s JustRide mobile ticketing solution, across the city’s bus and tram network, making it the first in Netherlands to deploy mobile ticketing.

Siemens presents Desiro HC prototype for RRX link, Germany 

July 12, 2017
Siemens presented the first prototype of the Desiro high-capacity (HC) trains, which will operate on the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) link in North Rhine-Westphalia region, Germany.



Middle East & Africa


Alstom to supply 50 trains for Dubai Metro Route 2020 

July 17, 2017
Alstom has secured a contract to supply 50 trains for the Dubai Metrorail system.

Bombardier to finance and construct Cairo Metro Line 6, Egypt 

July 14, 2017
Bombardier has secured a USD4-billion contract from Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation (ECMMO) to finance and construct Cairo Metro Line 6.

RTA launches trial runs on VDL Bus green buses, Dubai 

July 10, 2017
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has commenced trial runs on green buses supplied by Netherland-based VDL Bus.

Bombardier to study Nasr City-New Cairo Monorail, Egypt 

June 19, 2017
Egypt’s New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bombardier Transportation to conduct the economic and financial feasibility study of a planned monorail system from Nasr City to New Cairo.