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DART and Uber collaborate to offer new transit options, US 

March 14, 2019
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has announced plans to collaborate with Uber for a one-year-long pilot programme that aims to offer greater connectivity and more transit options for commuters.

Ideanomics signs sales agreement on purchase of electric buses in Malaysia 

March 13, 2019
US-based Ideanomics, a global fintech company, has entered into an exclusive sales agreement with the Government of Malaysia through its subsidiary, Tree Motion Sdn. Bhd, for the purchase of electric buses.

New Flyer unveils CHARGE H2 hydrogen fuel-cell buses 

March 12, 2019
New Flyer of America Incorporated and New Flyer Industries Canada (together New Flyer) have unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2 fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus.

Alstom and Barletta to upgrade MBTA’s signalling systems, US 

March 6, 2019
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded a EUR80 million contract to Alstom and Barletta Heavy Division to upgrade the signalling systems on the Red and Orange lines of the subway system.

Latin America

Volvo Buses Mexico to supply 70 diesel buses in Mexico City, Mexico 

March 8, 2019
Volvo Buses Mexico has secured a MXN4.56 million contract from the city government of Mexico City to supply 70 low-entry buses fuelled by diesel.

Skyrail Bahia consortium secures VLT Salvador PPP contract, Brazil 

February 13, 2019
Skyrail Bahia, a consortium of BYD Brasil (BYD) and Metrogreen, has again secured a contract from the state government of Bahia to construct and operate the light rail transit (LRT) system/Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (VLT) in Salvador on a public private partnership (PPP) basis.

Kaufmann commences delivery of Transantiago buses, Chile 

February 13, 2019
Kauffmann, the official distributor of Germany-based Mercedes Benz in Chile, has begun delivery of buses for Transantiago, a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Santiago, Chile.

Metrovías to operate Buenos Aires subway until December 2019 

December 8, 2018
Argentina-based Metrovías has secured a one-year contract extension from the city council of Buenos Aires to operate and maintain the Buenos Aires subway until December 31, 2019.

Asia Pacific

CSR Zhuzhou delivers two trains for Navi Mumbai Metro Phase I, India 

March 13, 2019
China-based CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Company Limited (CSR Zhuzhou) has delivered two of the eight three-car trains for Navi Mumbai Metro Phase I under a USD49million contract secured in September 2014.

Qatar to integrate public transport ticketing by 2020 

March 13, 2019
Qatar-based Gulf Business Machines Qatar (GBM) and Singapore-based MSI Global have secured a contract from Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communication (MoTC) to supply and operate an integrated ticketing system for public transport.

Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland to supply buses in India 

March 12, 2019
India-based Tata Motors and Ashok Leyland have secured contracts to supply a total of 2,735 buses in the city of Pune in Maharashtra state and also in Gujarat state.

Manila LRT 2 East Extension contract awarded, Philippines 

March 8, 2019
A consortium of Japan-based Marubeni Corporation and Philippines-based D.M. Consunji, Inc. (DMCI) has secured a USD62 million contract from the Philippines Department of Transportation (DoTr) to supply and install electrical and mechanical (E&M) systems as well as construct 4 km of viaducts and two stations of the LRT 2 East Extension of the Manila light rail transit (LRT) network.


Skoda Electric and Proton Power to jointly develop hydrogen buses 

March 18, 2019
UK-based Proton Power Systems and Czech Republic-based Škoda Electric have signed a letter of intent (LoI) to jointly develop, sell, and service fuel cell electric buses using Proton’s modular ‘HyRange’ systems.

Saft to supply on-board battery systems for Chengdu Metro rolling stock, China 

March 14, 2019
France-based Saft has secured a contract from CRRC to supply 434 units of an on-board battery system for 130 trains of Chengdu Metro Lines 5, 8, and 9.

Arriva, ABB and Volvo begin electric bus operations in Leiden, Netherlands 

March 13, 2019
Arriva has begun operation of the first five of 23 Volvo electric buses in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Six bids received for Asunción–Ypacaraí commuter rail section DBFOM, Paraguay [free access]

March 13, 2019
Paraguay’s Ministry of Public Works and Communications/ Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Comunicaciones (MOPC) has received bids from five consortia and one company to develop the Asunción–Luque section of a commuter rail line connecting Asunción and Ypacaraí on a design, build, finance operate, and maintain (DBFOM) basis.

Middle East & Africa

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.

RATP Dev to operate and maintain Cairo Metro Line 3, Egypt 

January 29, 2019
RATP Dev has signed an agreement with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to operate and maintain the entire Cairo Metro Line 3 for a period of 15 years.

Beijing to deploy autonomous buses by 2022 

January 10, 2019
Beijing Public Transport Corporation (BPTC), in collaboration with the Israel-based subsidiary of Intel, Mobileye, has announced plans to deploy autonomous buses in Beijing by 2022.