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North America News

New Flyer to supply buses in Vancouver, Dallas and Philadelphia 

March 19, 2018
New Flyer has secured two contracts, one each in British Columbia (Canada) and Dallas (US), to supply buses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Ontario secures federal funding for public transport [free access]

March 16, 2018
The governments of Canada and Ontario have signed a bilateral agreement, which will provide more than CAD11.8 billion through the Investing in Canada plan over the next 10 years for infrastructure projects.

Montreal approves plans to procure 967 buses, Canada 

March 16, 2018
The city of Montreal has approved a CAD1.4-billion plan to procure 967 air-conditioned buses between 2019 and 2024 for Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

RTM unveils five-year action plan, Canada 

March 16, 2018
The Réseau de transport metropolitain (RTM) has announced plans to invest CAD450 million over five years to improve the reliability and punctuality of the commuter rail network.

Latin America News

São Paulo Metro to auction O&M contract for Line 15 

March 17, 2018
The Government of São Paulo has announced plans to auction the operations and maintenance (O&M) contract of metro Line 15 on June 26, 2018.

Mexico City receives funding for Metro Line 12 expansion 

March 17, 2018
Mexico’s Sistema de Transporte Colectivo (STC) has announced plans to allocate MXN1 billion for the expansion of Line 12 of Mexico City Metro.

Argentina to launch tender for Buenos Aires RER Phase 1 PPP in April 2018 

March 16, 2018
The Ministry of Transport of Argentina has announced plans to develop the USD2.3-billion Phase 1 of Buenos Aires’s Regional Express Rail (RER) network on a public private partnership (PPP) basis.

GMV to supply TVMs and card recharge machines for Metro de Santiago 

March 13, 2018
Spain-based SICE, the primary contractor responsible for the supply and maintenance of automatic fare collection system (AFC) for Lines 3 and 6 of Santiago Metro, has awarded a contract to Spain-based GMV for the supply of 80 card vending machines (CVMs) and 150 card recharge machines.

Asia Pacific News

KLIA rail link deploys CRRC trains, Malaysia 

March 20, 2018
CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles Company Limited has supplied six electric multiple units (EMUs) for service on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) rail link under a contract secured from Express Rail Link (ERL) of Malaysia in 2014.

Sydney Metro shortlists bidders for construction, receives trains from Alstom [free access]

March 19, 2018
Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) has shortlisted six companies for two Sydney Metro contracts, which are scheduled to be awarded in 2018. Passenger services are expected to commence in the first half of 2019 on the Sydney Metro Northwest project.

JICA to fund Manila Subway Phase I, Philippines 

March 16, 2018
The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement to provide official development assistance (ODA) of JPY104.53 billion for the development of Phase I of the Metro Manila Subway project.

SMRT to test Formula 1 technology for train condition monitoring, Singapore 

March 16, 2018
The Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with United Kingdom-based McLaren Applied Technologies (McLaren) to test Formula 1 performance optimisation technology for public transit in Singapore by end-2018.

Europe News

Egis Rail to conduct feasibility study for Tallinn tram line 

March 19, 2018
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia has awarded a EUR170,984 contract to France-based Egis Rail S.A. to conduct feasibility and technical framework study for the development of tram line between passenger port (Vanasadam) and Rail Baltica Ülemiste railway station in Tallinn.

Barcelona acquires 76 new buses from various suppliers 

March 19, 2018
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) has modernised its fleet with 76 new buses, including 62 hybrid and 14 compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled buses.

Metroselskabet awards rolling stock and construction contracts for Copenhagen Metro 

March 16, 2018
Metroselskabet, the owner and developer of the Copenhagen Metro, has awarded two contracts.

Bombardier secures contract extension for LO fleet maintenance 

March 15, 2018
Bombardier Transportation has secured a contract extension from Transport for London (TfL) to service the Bombardier Electrostar Class 378 fleet deployed on the LO network.

Middle East & Africa News

World Bank to finance Beirut BRT PPP, Lebanon [free access]

March 16, 2018
The World Bank has approved funding of USD295 million to develop a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Beirut on public private partnership (PPP) model.

Israel’s MOT to develop Ariel LRT by 2025 

March 16, 2018
Israel’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) has announced plans to develop a light rail transit (LRT) system that will connect Ariel City with Rosh HaAyin and Petah Tikva

Scania and Marcopolo to supply 250 buses in Lagos, Nigeria 

March 14, 2018
Sweden-based Scania and Brazil-based Marcopolo have secured a contract from Nigeria-based Transport Services Limited to supply 250 buses for public transport in Lagos.

CRRC to manufacture and fund metro cars in Iran 

March 9, 2018
China-based CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Company Limited, a subsidiary of CRRC Corporation Limited, has signed an agreement with Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) to manufacture 450 metro railcars in Iran in collaboration with Iran-based Wagon Pars Arak