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Construction contracts awarded for IndyGo Red Line BRT, US 

December 12, 2017
IndyGo (Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation), has awarded two construction contracts of total value USD46 million for the Red Line bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

New Flyer to supply electric buses to SunLine Transit Agency, US 

December 12, 2017
New Flyer New Flyer Industries Incorporated (New Flyer) has secured a contract to supply five Xcelsior fuel-cell electric buses of length 12.19 metres (40 feet) to the SunLine Transit Agency, a bus operator in the Riverside County, California.

CTA shortlists companies for RPM design-build contract 

December 11, 2017
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has shortlisted three companies for the design-build contract of the Red and Purple modernisation (RPM) programme Phase I.

Delerrok to deploy electronic ticketing on Wichita Falls buses, United States 

December 8, 2017
Delerrok Incorporated has secured a USD141,721.50 contract to deploy electronic ticketing on buses in the City of Wichita Falls.

Latin America

Mexico Metro launches AT&T Wi-Fi services on Line 7 

December 4, 2017
Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) Metro, Mexico City's subway, has launched free Wi-Fi and 4G LTE network services on Line 7.

Costa Rica launches Hybrid’s hydrogen-fuel cell bus pilot operation 

December 4, 2017
Costa Rica has started pilot operations of a fuel cell bus (NYUTI) supplied by U.S.-based Hybrid Corporation.

Lima Metro Line 1 receives first new train from Alstom, Peru 

December 1, 2017
Alstom has delivered the first Metropolis train for Line 1 of the Lima Metro.

Marcopolo completes delivery of buses in Panama City, Panama 

December 1, 2017
Brazil-based Marcopolo has completed the delivery of 203 Torino buses under the USD46-million contract secured from MiBus, the public bus operator in Panama City.

Asia Pacific

Samsung launches NFC-based mobile wallet for Octopus, Hong Kong [free access]

December 11, 2017
Samsung Electronics Hong Company Limited (Samsung) has partnered with Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) to launch the “Smart Octopus" feature based on near-field communication (NFC) technology on the Samsung Pay mobile wallet in December 2017.

Hyundai Rotem to supply 120 railcars for Istanbul Metro, Turkey 

December 10, 2017
South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem has signed a USD143-million contract with Istanbul Metro to supply 120 cars for upcoming lines M7 and Dudullu-Bostanci.

China Construction to construct North East Line Extension, Singapore 

December 8, 2017
China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited Singapore Branch (China Construction) has secured a SGD79-million civil contract from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to construct tunnels between Punggol station and the upcoming Punggol Coast station on the North East Line Extension.

Mitsubishi to supply traction transformers for SNCF commuter and tram trains, France 

December 6, 2017
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Mitsubishi) has secured a contract from Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) to supply prototype traction transformers for the Z2N commuter trains and T4 tram trains, both operating in the Paris metropolitan region.


Bombardier to supply 47 trams for DVG, Germany 

December 1, 2017
Bombardier has secured a EUR135-million contract from Duisburg Transport Company/ Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft (DVG) to supply 47 trams for the Stadtbahn network.

Ulyanovsk launches contactless payment on public transport, Russia 

December 1, 2017
The city of Ulyanovsk, state-owned bank Sberbank, Visa payment system and public transport operator Ulyanovskelektrotrans have launched contactless bank cards for fare payment on trams and trolleybuses.

Rhein-Neckar region to test Mercedes-Benz electric bus, Germany 

November 29, 2017
EvoBus GmbH has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH for the supply of a fully-electric Mercedes-Benz Citarocity bus by end-2018.

Metroselskabet awards two contracts for Sydhavn Metro, Denmark 

November 29, 2017
Metroselskabet, the owner and developer of the Copenhagen Metro, has awarded two contracts for South Port Line/Sydhavnsmetro/Sydhavn Metro.

Middle East & Africa

Alstom to develop urban rail in Baghdad and Basra, Iraq 

December 8, 2017
France-based Alstom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Iraq for the development of urban rail transit systems in Baghdad and Basra.

CCECC to construct Ibadan LRT PPP by end-2019, Nigeria 

December 1, 2017
The Oyo state government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for the construction of a 38-km long light-rail transit (LRT) system in Ibadan.

Ankai to supply 15 electric buses in Alexandria, Egypt 

November 14, 2017
China-based Ankai has secured a contract from the Passengers Transport General Authority of Alexandria to supply 15 electric buses.

Arab Engineering Services Company to supply 98 buses to Oman 

November 3, 2017
Arab Engineering Services Company has secured the OMR11.67-million contract for the supply of 98 new buses to Oman’s public transport company Mwasalat.