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New Flyer to supply 65 buses to LA Metro 

October 13, 2017
New Flyer has secured a contract to supply 65 18.28-metre (60-foot) long buses fuelled with compressed natural gas (CNG) to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro).

Grande West to supply 100 buses in the United States 

October 13, 2017
Canada-based Grande West Transportation Group Incorporated (Grande West) has secured a USD32.09-million contract from Alliance Bus Group to supply over 100 buses in the United States.

Famoco and Keolis partner to launch new ticket validator 

October 12, 2017
Keolis has announced a strategic partnership with Famoco to design the next generation ticket validator, which is more cost effective, is easier to install, is able to read any dematerialised ticket on a smartphone through barcodes or near field communication (NFC) technology, and validates transport cards in use.

WSP to provide engineering support for Dallas – Houston HSR 

October 9, 2017
Texas Central, the developer of the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail (HSR) project, has awarded a contract to WSP to provide engineering support for the pre-construction phase.

Latin America

Marcopolo delivers 20 new buses, Panama 

October 14, 2017
Brazil-based Marcopolo has delivered 20 Torino buses to Mibus, the public bus operator in Panama City.

Desamparados launches digital payment system, Costa Rica [free access]

October 13, 2017
Go Pass, a Costa-Rica based start-up, has launched pilot operations of a digital payment system on public buses operating in Desamparados.

MOVI deploys 27 Mercedes-Benz buses in Rosario, Argentina 

October 8, 2017
MOVI, the public transport company in Rosario, Argentina, has deployed 27 Mercedes-Benz OH1621 low-floor, diesel-fuelled buses on Line 153.

Guadalajara LRT Line 1 deploys first three Bombardier trains, Mexico 

September 25, 2017
Sistema De Tren Eléctrico Urbano (SITEUR), the public transport operator in Guadalajara, has deployed three of the 12 new light-rail vehicles (LRVs) being supplied by Bombardier Transportation under a USD31.5-million contract secured in January 2016.

Asia Pacific

Scania to support methane-fuelled buses in Mumbai, India 

October 13, 2017
The state government of Maharashtra has announced plans to introduce methane-fuelled city buses in Mumbai.

Multan Metrobus BRT to launch feeder buses in October 2017, Pakistan 

October 13, 2017
Punjab Mass Transit Authority (PMTA) has announced plans to launch 100 air-conditioned (AC) feeder buses in October 2017 for Multan Metrobus bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Pakistan.

Ranken secures construction contracts for Dalian LRT and Urumqi Airport Line, China 

October 12, 2017
China-based Ranken Railway Construction Group Company Limited (Ranken), a subsidiary of Sapphire Corporation Limited, has secured two construction contracts of a total value CNY856 million for Dalian light-rail transit (LRT) and Urumqi Metro in Xinjiang, China.

CRRC NPRT to supply rolling stock for three metro lines in China 

October 11, 2017
CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport Company (CRRC NPRT), a subsidiary of CRRC, has secured three contracts of a total value of CNY2.37 billion to supply rolling stock for Wuxi Metro, Xuzhou Metro and Hangzhou Metro in China.


Stadler to supply 71 EMUs for Masovian Railways, Poland 

October 17, 2017
Stadler Polska (Stadler) has secured a PLN2.21-billion contract (gross) from regional rail operator Masovian Railways/ Koleje Mazowieckie (KM) to supply 71 Flirt 3 electrical multiple-units (EMUs) to replace all non-modernised EN57-series trains.

Bombardier and CAF to supply 107 trains for West Midlands franchise, UK 

October 17, 2017
West Midlands Trains Limited, a joint venture of Abellio, Japan East Railway Company, and Mitsui & Company Limited, has selected Bombardier and CAF for two contracts to supply 107 trains.

Solaris to supply 26 CNG buses in Ostrava, Czech Republic 

October 13, 2017
Solaris Bus & Coach (Solaris) has secured a CZK86.8-million contract (net) from Dopravní Podnik Ostrava a.s. (DPO) to supply 10 articulated city buses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Autosan and Solaris to supply buses in Poland 

October 13, 2017
Autosan has signed a PLN11-million contract with City of Starogard Gdański to supply 11 Sancity 10 LF low-floor buses with features for access by disabled passengers.

Middle East & Africa

MVMANT launches on-demand mobility app for Dubai RTA, United Arab Emirates 

October 13, 2017
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to launch a pilot operation of on-demand bus service in end-October 2017.

NESMA-TCC consortium to manage public buses in Mecca, Saudi Arabia 

October 6, 2017
The consortium of Saudi based NESMA and Spain based TCC has secured a SAR3.2-billion contract to provide public bus transport management for 10 years.

Citybus deploys Papercast real-time passenger information systems at stops in Kuwait 

October 6, 2017
Citybus, the leading public bus service operator in Kuwait, has awarded a contract to Papercast Limited to conduct pilot operations of solar-powered passenger information systems on bus stops.

Alstom secures signalling contract for Tel Aviv Metro Red Line, Israel 

October 2, 2017
NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Limited, developer of the Tel Aviv Metro system, has awarded the USD110-million signalling contract to Alstom.