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CTA selects Stantec as lead designer for RPM Phase One, US 

January 17, 2019
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has selected the Walsh-Fluor Design Build Team to provide engineering, design, and build services for Phase One of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) programme, with Stantec chosen as the lead designer.

New Flyer to supply articulated buses to NJ Transit, US 

January 17, 2019
New Jersey (NJ) Transit has awarded a contract to New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer) for the supply of 85 18.3-metre (60-foot) articulated buses.

Santa Clara VTA awards BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension contract, US 

January 14, 2019
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has awarded a USD125-million contract to the joint venture (JV) of Mott McDonald and PGH Wong Engineering (MMW) for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase II Extension project.

CTS to upgrade Foothill Transit’s fare system, US 

January 10, 2019
Foothill Transit has awarded a USD4.5 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) to upgrade its bus fare collection system.

Latin America

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.

FCC-Odebrecht also secure Panama Metro Line 2 extension 

November 29, 2018
Line 2 Ramal Consortium, comprising Spain-based FCC Construcción and Brazil-based Odebrecht, has secured the USD102.9-million contract to design and build the Panama Metro Line 2 extension.

Yutong Bus to supply 100 electric buses in Santiago, Chile 

November 25, 2018
Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company Limited (Yutong Bus) has signed an agreement to supply 100 E12-type electric buses to public bus operators Buses Vule and STP Santiago in Santiago

Odebrecht-FCC consortium to build Panama Metro Line 2 extension 

November 2, 2018
The Line 2 Ramal Consortium, comprising Brazil-based Odebrecht and Spain-based FCC Construcción, has secured the highest technical and financial score for the civil works tender of Panama Metro Line 2 extension.

Asia Pacific

Asia Starmar to deploy AFC on buses in Yangon, Myanmar 

January 17, 2019
Myanmar-based Asia Starmar Transport Intelligent Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Myanmar Investment Commission to install and operate the automatic fare collection (AFC) system on 4,000 buses in Yangon at an estimated investment of USD7 million by October 2019.

Ashok Leyland to supply 2,580 buses in India 

January 14, 2019
India-based Ashok Leyland has secured contracts from three transport corporations in India to supply a total of 2,580 buses.

Sumitomo, MHIER, TESP to maintain and rehabilitate MRT-3, Philippines 

January 13, 2019
Japan-based Sumitomo and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering Limited (MHIER), in collaboration with TES Philippines (TESP), has secured a JPY35.5 billion contract from the Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr) to maintain and rehabilitate Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 3 (MRT-3) in Manila till July 2022.

GMRC terminates Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro contract with IL&FS, India 

January 11, 2019
Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) has terminated an INR3.75 billion contract awarded to India-based IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS) for the development of the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro, citing delays in the completion of construction.


MTS partners with INIT to deliver ABT system in San Diego, US 

January 18, 2019
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has announced plans to collaborate with INIT Innovations in Transportation Incorporated (INIT) to deliver an open-architecture, account-based ticketing (ABT) system.

Mercedes Benz and Scania to supply buses in Emilia-Romagna region, Italy [free access]

January 18, 2019
Trasporto Passeggeri Emilia-Romagna (TPER) has shortlisted Mercedes Benz and Scania for two separate contracts for bus rolling stock.

Volvo to invest in Momentum Dynamics to develop wireless electric charging 

January 17, 2019
Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, has announced plans to invest in US-based Momentum Dynamics to develop high-power-capacity charging (up to 300 KW) for the transportation and automotive sector, especially for autonomous, connected, and commercial electric vehicles.

Solaris to supply electric buses in France and Poland 

January 17, 2019
Solaris Bus & Coach (Solaris) has secured two separate contracts to supply trolleybuses and electric buses in Saint-Étienne (France) and in Włocławek (Poland) respectively.

Middle East & Africa

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.

Abu Dhabi DoT launches the Middle East’s first electric bus 

January 8, 2019
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT) has deployed the Middle East’s first electric bus for passenger services.

RATP Dev-SAPTCO JV secures O&M contract of Riyadh Metro Line 1 and 2 

September 18, 2018
Capital Metro Company (CAMCO), a joint venture of France-based RATP Dev (80 per cent) and Saudi Arabia Public Transport Company (SAPTCO, 20 per cent), has secured a SAR8.53-billion contract for operations and maintenance (O&M) of Riyadh Metro Lines 1 and 2.

Mercedes-Benz Brazil to supply 500 buses to Lagos, Nigeria 

August 9, 2018
The Brazil office of Mercedes-Benz has secured an order from Nigeria-based Coscharis Group to supply 500 buses for urban transport in Lagos.