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Vicinity Motor secures contract to supply buses to Calgary Transit, Canada 

June 14, 2021
Calgary Transit has awarded a CAD6.0 million contract to Vicinity Motor Corp. (formerly Grande West Transportation Group Inc.) to supply 14 Vicinity Lightning EV buses.

WMATA partners with Cubic to launch SmarTrip on Google Pay, US 

June 9, 2021
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has partnered with Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP) to launch SmarTrip (a contactless stored-value smart card payment system) on Google Pay.

Egypt’s Transport Ministry awards contract to operate Cairo subway Line 3; receives 22 passenger coaches 

June 7, 2021
Egypt’s Transport Ministry has announced that a French company has secured a contract to operate Line 3 of the Cairo metro and the electric light rail (LRT) system for a period of 15 years. The name of the company is yet to be announced.

Contract awarded for rail electrification project, New Zealand 

June 3, 2021
US-based Jacobs, in partnership with John Holland, McConnell Dowell, and Novare, has secured a contract from KiwiRail for the Papakura-to-Pukekōhe rail electrification project.

Latin America

Bidders shortlisted for Campinas ARL, Brazil 

June 15, 2021
The city government of Campinas/ Prefeitura de Campinas has shortlisted three bidders to conduct studies to develop an airport rail link (ARL) connecting Viracopos International Airport with Pátio Ferroviário de Campinas.

Proposals received to design tunnel of Panama Metro Line 3 

June 2, 2021
Metro de Panama has received four proposals to design a 5.3-km-long tunnel of Line 3 of the metro network.

Contract awarded for supply of rolling stock of Mayan Train, Mexico 

May 26, 2021
A consortium of Bombardier Transportation México, Alstom Transport México, Gami Ingeniería e Instalaciones, Construcciones Urales, and Construcciones Urales Procesos Industriales has secured a contract from Mexico’s National Tourism Promotion Fund/ Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (FONATUR) for the supply of rolling stock of Mayan Train, an upcoming passenger rail line in south-eastern Mexico.

Caio Induscar delivers 63 buses in Cuiaba, Brazil 

May 25, 2021
Brazil-based Caio Induscar has delivered a fleet of 63 buses in Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso state.

Asia Pacific

First train delivered for Luoyang Metro Line 2, China 

June 10, 2021
Luoyang CRRC Rail Transit Equipment Company Limited has delivered the first train to be deployed on Line 2 of Luoyang Metro.

Custom Denning delivers first electric bus, Australia 

June 10, 2021
Custom Bus Group (Custom Denning), an Australia-based bus manufacturer, has delivered its first electric bus to Busways, a bus operator in Sydney.

MooVita raises Series A funding 

June 8, 2021
MooVita, a Singapore-based driverless software solutions provider, has raised Series A funding from Malaysia-based Yinson Holdings Berhad and Singapore-based SMRT Ventures.

Kaiwo delivers buses in Changji; to supply buses in Zunyi, China 

June 8, 2021
China-based Kaiwo Group has supplied a fleet of 25 new-energy buses in Changji, a city in Xinjiang Province.


ICM Mobility Group acquires mobile ticketing specialist Unwire 

June 14, 2021
ICM Mobility Group, a ticketing and payment services provider, has acquired Unwire, a mobile ticketing specialist.

Comsa and Lantania to renovate Valencia Metro Line 1, Spain 

June 14, 2021
A joint venture (JV) of Comsa and Lantania has secured a contract from Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV)/ Valencian Government Railways to renovate the 50-km section of Valencia Metro Line 1 from Valencia Sud to Villanueva de Castellón.

New EMV White Label cards to be deployed in Stockholm, Sweden 

June 10, 2021
IDEMIA has secured a contract from Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL), the public transport operator in Stockholm, to launch public transport EMV (Europay-Mastercard-Visa) White Label cards for its services.

AIDC partners with TAC to develop electric buses 

June 10, 2021
Taiwan-based aerospace solutions provider Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) has partnered with Tangeng Advanced Vehicles Company (TAV) to develop electric buses.

Middle East & Africa

Kavim partners with Moovit to launch Israel’s first rural ridesharing bus service [free access]

June 3, 2021
Israel’s Ministry of Transport and the Kavim bus company have partnered with Moovit to launch a flexible public transport service called Quicker.

EAMCO and Brightskies sign protocol to develop electric bus model, Egypt 

February 4, 2021
Engineering Automotive Manufacturing Co. (EAMCO) and El Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Company, and Egypt’s Brightskies have signed a cooperation protocol to develop an electric bus model.

MoU signed to develop HSR network in Egypt 

January 15, 2021
The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany-based Siemens Mobility and Egypt-based Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors to design, install, and commission the first high-speed rail (HSR) project in Egypt.

MoU signed for rail line between Niger and Nigeria 

January 13, 2021
An Africa-based subsidiary of MOTA-ENGIL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Nigeria to develop a rail line connecting Kano, the second largest city in Nigeria, with Maradi, the second largest city in Niger.