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New Flyer to supply articulated buses in Orlando and San Mateo County, US [free access]

June 21, 2019
The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (Lynx) has awarded a contract to New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer) for the supply of up to 75 18.3-metre (60-foot) compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior heavy-duty buses.

MCI to supply 183 commuter coaches in New Jersey, US 

June 21, 2019
New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has issued a purchase order to Motor Coach Industries (MCI) for the supply of 183 commuter coaches.

Proterra to supply five electric buses in Charlotte, US 

June 17, 2019
Proterra has received an order for five 10.6-metre (35-foot) Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kilowatt (kW) plug-in charging systems from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina.

New Flyer to supply buses in Albuquerque and Baltimore, US 

June 14, 2019
The City of Albuquerque and the City of Albuquerque Transit Department (ABQ RIDE) have exercised an option for the supply of an additional 10 18.3-metre (60-foot), clean-diesel Xcelsior heavy-duty buses from New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer).

Latin America

Six bids shortlisted for Bogotá Metro, Colombia 

May 1, 2019
Empresa Metro de Bogotá (EMB), the developer of Bogotá Metro, has announced that six consortia have pre-qualified to develop and operate the upcoming metro system in the city.

Camargo Corrêa to build Salvador Metro extension, Brazil 

April 30, 2019
The CCINFRA–TSEA–EPC Consortium, led by Brazil-based Camargo Corrêa, has secured a BRL424.67 million contract to develop a 4.7-km-long extension of Salvador Metro Line 1.

TPC Consortium to construct tunnel connecting São Paulo Metro Line 2 and Line 4 stations, Brazil 

April 18, 2019
TPC Consortium has secured a BRL3.88 million contract from Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo to construct a 92-metre-long tunnel connecting the São Paulo Metro Line 2 Consolação station and the Line 4 Paulista station.

Companies shortlisted for Brasilia VLT feasibility study, Brazil 

April 4, 2019
The Department of Transportation and Mobility of the Federal District/ Secretaria de Transporte e Mobilidade do Distrito Federal (SEMOB) has shortlisted four Brazil-based consortia and one company to conduct a feasibility study to develop a light rail transit (LRT)/ veículo leve sobre trilhos (VLT) system on a public–private partnership (PPP) basis along the W3 Avenue in Brasilia.

Asia Pacific

BYD’s manufacturing plant opens in Ontario, Canada 

July 5, 2019
China-based BYD has opened an electric bus manufacturing plant in Ontario.

UGL Unipart Sydney Trains maintenance contract extended by five years, Australia 

July 4, 2019
UGL Unipart, a joint venture (JV) of Australia-based UGL Limited (70 per cent) and United Kingdom-based Unipart Rail (30 per cent), has secured a five-year contract extension to provide maintenance, component overhaul, and supply chain services for railcars as well as engineering and depot support services for Sydney Trains, the suburban rail network in Sydney.

Masabi, Jorudan integrate ticketing for buses; to add other transport operators, Japan 

July 3, 2019
United Kingdom-based Masabi, in collaboration with Japan-based Jorudan, has launched a Norikae Annai journey planning application (app), a mobile ticketing app for public transport systems in Japan.

Alexandria deploys electric bus, Egypt 

July 2, 2019
An electric bus supplied by China-based BYD has been deployed in Alexandria, Egypt.


Two design contracts signed for Rail Baltica, Latvian 

July 9, 2019
RB Rail has signed two contracts worth EUR25 million for the 123-km section of Rail Baltica in Latvia.

Transdev to operate public bus network in Gothenburg for 10 years, Sweden 

July 8, 2019
Västtrafik, the public transport provider in the Västra Götaland region, has selected Transdev as the public transport bus operator for Gothenburg.

Alstom to supply traction system for Xi’an Metro Line 5, China 

July 5, 2019
France-based Alstom has secured contracts worth EUR42 million to supply the traction system for Xi’an Metro Line 5 Phases 1 and 2.

Metrostav–Firesta-Fišer JV to construct Brno Tramway extension, Czech Republic 

July 4, 2019
A joint venture of Czech Republic-based Metrostav and Firesta-Fišer has secured a CZK1.469 billion contract (excluding VAT) from the City of Brno and Dopravního podniku města Brna (DPMB), the public transport operator in Brno, to construct an extension of Brno Tramway Route 8.

Middle East & Africa

Careem launches on-demand bus service in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

June 10, 2019
UAE-based ride-sharing application (app) Careem has launched on-demand bus service in Jeddah.

SAPTCO subsidiary to operate buses in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

June 9, 2019
Public Transportation Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia Public Transport Company (SAPTCO), has received approval from Riyadh Development Authority to operate buses in Riyadh.

Minrav to construct Tel Aviv LRT Red Line underground stations, Israel 

May 28, 2019
Minrav Engineering and Building, a subsidiary of Israel-based Minrav, has secured an ILS283 million contract from Tel Aviv Metropolitan Mass Transit System (NTA) to construct six underground stations of the Tel Aviv light rail transit (LRT) Red Line.

Alsa-City Bus to launch bus service in July 2019, Morocco 

May 9, 2019
Alsa-City Bus, a joint venture (JV) of Morocco-based City Bus and Spain-based ALSA has announced plans to launch a public bus transport service in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra Region in July 2019.