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North America News

Texas Central and Houston to develop Dallas-Houston HSR 

August 22, 2017
The Texas Central and Houston have announced plans to develop the Dallas-Houston high speed rail (HSR) line.

Proterra to supply electric buses for Raleigh-Durham International Airport 

August 22, 2017
Proterra has secured a USD1.6-million contract to supply four electric Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure for the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) will fund the procurement.

Orlando LYNX tests electric buses, United States 

August 22, 2017
Florida Regional Transportation Authority (FRTA) has launched a pilot test of all-electric buses on the LYNX bus system in Orlando, Florida.

San Joaquin RTD to deploy Proterra electric buses on BRT 

August 21, 2017
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has announced plans to replace its existing fleet on the Express Route 44 bus rapid transit (BRT) system with 100 per cent electric buses.

Latin America News

Higer to provide CNG buses for Queretaro BRT, Mexico 

August 22, 2017
Public transport operator Quertaro Móvil QroBús has awarded a contract to supply 222 buses to China-based Higer.

Construction of Metrobús Line 5 extension begins, Mexico 

August 22, 2017
The Government of Mexico City has commenced the construction of Metrobús bus rapid transit (BRT) Line 5 extension.

Bids received for Mexico City Metro Line 9 extension studies, Mexico 

August 21, 2017
Mexico City Metro operator Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) has received bids from four consortia for the study of the Line 9 extension.

JCDecaux secures advertising contract for São Paulo Metro, Brazil 

August 10, 2017
JCDecaux has signed the 10-year advertising concession contract for the São Paulo Metro.

Asia Pacific News

Beijing Metro launches mobile ticketing, China 

August 22, 2017
The Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport has launched ‘Yitongxing’, an online subway ticketing platform.

Trial run commences on Nanchang Metro Line 2, China 

August 22, 2017
Trial operation has commenced on the 19.6-km section of Line 2 of the Nanchang rail transit in China.

CRC launches new HSR trains on Beijing-Tianjin route 

August 22, 2017
The CR400AF Fuxing high speed trains of China Railway Corporation (CRC) have commenced passenger services on the Beijing-Tianjin route and are expected to be introduced on the Beijing-Shanghai route in September 2017.

Indian government approves new Metro Rail Policy, focussing on PPP 

August 21, 2017
The Government of India has approved the new Metro Rail Policy 2017 for expanding and regulating metro rail services in cities across India.

Europe News

Chojnice invites bids to supply eight low-floor buses, Poland [free access]

August 21, 2017
Chojnice City in Poland has invited bids to supply eight low-floor city buses to replace one-third of its existing fleet of 25 buses.

ZTM awards three contracts to procure 38 bus vehicles, Poland 

August 21, 2017
Zarzad Transportu Miejskiego (ZTM) has awarded three contracts of total value PLN70.4 million for supply of total 38 new bus vehicles.

Solaris to supply five Urbino electric buses for Boreal Norge AS, Norway 

August 21, 2017
Solaris has secured a contract from operator Boreal Norge AS to supply five Urbino 12 electric buses for service on Lines 10 and 13 in Kristiansand.

Stadler to supply 11 suburban trains for MÁV-Start Zrt, Hungary 

August 21, 2017
Spain-based Stadler Rail has secured a HUF60.5-billion contract from MÁV-Start Zrt, Hungarian national rail operator, to supply 11 KISS double-decker electric multiple units (EMUs).

Middle East & Africa News

Kinki Sharyo delivers trains for Doha Metro, Qatar 

August 22, 2017
Japan-based Kinki Sharyo has delivered four trains for service on Phase I of Doha Metro.

TATA Motor buses deployed in Mbour metropolitan area, Senegal 

August 16, 2017
The Executive Council of Urban Transport in Dakad (CETUD) has deployed 38 buses for inter-commune transit service in the Mbour metropolitan area.

Chinese JV to build Cairo LRT, Egypt 

August 16, 2017
The Transport Ministry of Egypt has signed a USD1.24-billion agreement with a consortium of China based AVIC International and China Railway Group Limited for the construction of light rail transit (LRT) line in Cairo.

BYD to supply electric buses to Egged in Haifa, Israel 

August 16, 2017
Build Your Dream (BYD) has secured a contract to supply 17 single deck electric buses in Haifa for service by bus operatorEgged.