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New Flyer MCI to supply commuter coaches in Georgia, US [free access]

September 17, 2018
Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a United States subsidiary of New Flyers Industries Group, has secured a contract from the State of Georgia for its MCI D4500 and D45 CRT LE commuter coaches.

BYD delivers first electric bus for IndyGo Red Line BRT, US 

September 14, 2018
Build Your Dreams (BYD) has delivered the first of 13 battery-electric buses to the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) for service on the Red Line bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.

WMATA awards Potomac Yard Metrorail station construction contract, US 

September 12, 2018
Potomac Yard Constructors, a joint venture of Halmar International and Schiavone Construction Company, has secured the USD213.7-million contract from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the city of Alexandria to construct a Metrorail station at Potomac Yard.

Santa Clara VTA deploys Proterra electric buses, US 

September 12, 2018
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has rolled out three of its five articulated Proterra zero-emission electric buses for passenger service on Route 10 along Airport Boulevard.

Latin America

Metrobús Mexico deploys 25 Volvo Euro-5 buses 

July 18, 2018
The city government of Mexico City has deployed 25 new buses on Lines 1,2,3,4 and 5 of the Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

Sacyr-Ferrera Guedes JV to construct Fortaleza Metro East Line Phase 1, Brazil 

July 9, 2018
The joint venture (JV) of Spain-based Sacyr Ingeniería e Infraestructuras and the Brazil-based Ferrera Guedes has secured a BRL1.47 billion (EUR350 million) contract to construct Phase 1 of Fortaleza Metro East Line.

BYD to supply 100 electric buses in Santiago, Chile 

July 9, 2018
China-based Build Your Dreams (BYD) has signed an agreement with Chile’s Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications to supply 100 K9FE electric buses in Santiago by November 2018.

Hyundai Rotem to maintain São Paulo commuter rail rolling stock 

June 26, 2018
South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem has secured a KRW80-billion rolling stock maintenance contract from Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM), the developer and operator of the São Paulo commuter rail system.

Asia Pacific

Hyundai Rotem to supply 48 electric trains for Busan Urban Railway No. 1, South Korea 

September 17, 2018
South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem has secured a KRW55.6-billion contract from the Busan Transport Corporation to supply 48 electric trains for Busan Urban Railway No. 1 by 2020.

Ashok Leyland to supply 200 AC buses to Bangladesh 

September 17, 2018
India-based Ashok Leyland has secured a contract from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) to supply 200 city and intercity air-conditioned (AC) buses.

Systra and CEG-AECOM consortium to design Chennai Metro Phase II, India 

September 17, 2018
France-based Systra and a consortium of India-based Consulting Engineers Group (CEG) and United States-based AECOM have been appointed as design consultants for Phase II of the Chennai Metro.

Alstom JVs to supply core railway system for Shanghai Metro Line 15, China 

September 14, 2018
France-based Alstom, along with its Chinese joint ventures (JV), Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment Company Limited and Xi’an Alstom Yongji Electric Equipment Company, have secured the EUR58-million contract from Shanghai Shentong to supply core railway systems for Shanghai Metro’s Line 15.


CAF subsidiary to supply control and traction systems for Jabodebek LRT, Indonesia 

September 18, 2018
CAF Power & Automation, a subsidiary of the Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), has secured a EUR50-million contract from Industri Kereta Api (PT INKA) to supply train control and traction systems for the 31 six-car driverless trains to be deployed on the Jakarta-Bogor-Depok-Bekasi (Jabodebek) light rail transit (LRT) system in the Greater Jakarta region, Indonesia.

Attiko Metro shortlists three consortia for Athens Metro Line 4 Section A 

September 13, 2018
Attiko Metro, the operator of Athens Metro, has shortlisted three consortia to develop Section A of Line 4.

Vagonoremontni Maisterni to supply trams in Odesa, Ukraine 

September 11, 2018
Odesmiskelektrotrans, the public transport operator of Odesa, has unveiled six Odyssey-branded trams procured from Vagonoremontni Maisterni, a local supplier in Ukraine.

Iveco to supply Euro-6 hybrid-electric buses in Brussels, Belgium 

September 11, 2018
Iveco Bus (Iveco) has secured a five-year contract from Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB-MIVB), the public transport operator in Brussels, to supply 141 Urbanway-branded articulated hybrid electric buses.

Middle East & Africa

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.

Alstom to supply infrastructure systems for Lagos Metro Blue Line 

July 5, 2018
France-based Alstom has signed a Heads of Agreement (a non-binding agreement that outlines the key terms of a proposed agreement) with Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) to supply railway infrastructure systems for Lagos Metro Blue Line Phases 1 and 2.

Dubai RTA to accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay for Dubai Metro 

June 1, 2018
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), in partnership with UAE-based Network International, has upgraded the payment terminals of Dubai Metro stations that will now accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay to recharge the Nol smartcards.