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York Regional Council to procure six electric buses, Canada 

February 7, 2019
The York Regional Council in Ontario has approved plans to procure four 12.2-metre (40-foot) battery electric buses from New Flyer Industries (New Flyer) and two battery electric buses of the same length from Nova Bus at a total cost of CAD7.7 million.

Texas Central selects RES as ecological services partner for HSR line, US 

February 5, 2019
Texas Central, a high-speed rail developer, has selected Resource Environmental Solutions (RES) as the ecological services partner for the high-speed rail (HSR) line between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.

Denver RTD and Uber collaborate to offer integrated public transport service, US 

February 1, 2019
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver has announced a partnership with Uber that will enable commuters to view the public transport services provided by the RTD in the Uber application (app).

Proterra to supply electric buses to GoTriangle, US 

January 30, 2019
The GoTriangle, the regional transit authority for Wake, Durham, and Orange counties in North Carolina, has awarded a contract to Proterra for the supply of two 12.2-metre (40-foot) electric buses.

Latin America

Metrovías to operate Buenos Aires subway until December 2019 

December 8, 2018
Argentina-based Metrovías has secured a one-year contract extension from the city council of Buenos Aires to operate and maintain the Buenos Aires subway until December 31, 2019.

FCC-Odebrecht also secure Panama Metro Line 2 extension 

November 29, 2018
Line 2 Ramal Consortium, comprising Spain-based FCC Construcción and Brazil-based Odebrecht, has secured the USD102.9-million contract to design and build the Panama Metro Line 2 extension.

Yutong Bus to supply 100 electric buses in Santiago, Chile 

November 25, 2018
Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company Limited (Yutong Bus) has signed an agreement to supply 100 E12-type electric buses to public bus operators Buses Vule and STP Santiago in Santiago

Odebrecht-FCC consortium to build Panama Metro Line 2 extension 

November 2, 2018
The Line 2 Ramal Consortium, comprising Brazil-based Odebrecht and Spain-based FCC Construcción, has secured the highest technical and financial score for the civil works tender of Panama Metro Line 2 extension.

Asia Pacific

BYD delivers 20 electric buses in Guayaquil, Ecuador 

February 8, 2019
China-based BYD has delivered a fleet of 20 electric buses of K9 model in Ecuador under a USD7.7-million contract secured in November 2018.

Downer EDI to supply and maintain 17 trains for Sydney Trains, Australia 

February 6, 2019
Australia-based Downer EDI has secured a USD650.88-million contract from the state government of New South Wales (NSW) to supply and maintain 17 double-decker trains for Sydney Trains.

Xi’an to deploy 200 BYD double-decker electric buses 

January 31, 2019
China-based BYD has supplied 200 double-decker electric buses in Xi’an.

Tata Motors to supply 255 electric buses in India [free access]

January 31, 2019
India-based Tata Motors has secured contracts from six transport corporations in India to supply a total of 255 electric buses.


Siemens Mobility to electrify Singapore MRT lines [free access]

February 11, 2019
Germany-based Siemens Mobility has secured a SGD111-million contract from Land Transport Authority (LTA) to electrify Circle Line Stage 6 and the North East Line extension of Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).

AFC contract awarded for Mumbai Metro; common mobility card to launch for BRT and buses in Karnataka, India 

February 8, 2019
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has awarded the fare collection system contract for Mumbai Metro and the Hubli–Dharwad BRTS Company has announced plans to launch a common mobility card.

Siemens to supply 14 LRVs in Houston, US 

February 6, 2019
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) in Houston, Texas has awarded a contract to Siemens Mobility to deliver 14 S70 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs).

Four bids shortlisted for Almaty LRT PPP, Kazakhstan 

February 6, 2019
The city government of Almaty/ Almaty Akimat has shortlisted four bids, submitted by two consortia and two companies from China, Japan, Turkey, France and Spain to develop the light rail transit (LRT) system in Almaty on a public private partnership (PPP) basis.

Middle East & Africa

DAT launches smartcards and ticketing system for buses in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 

February 12, 2019
Côte d’Ivoire-based Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has deployed contactless smartcards and near field communication (NFC) based ticket validators for buses operated by SOTRA in Abidjan.

Zamtel launches mobile ticketing for public transport, Zambia 

February 8, 2019
Zamtel, the government-owned telecommunications operator in Zambia, has signed an agreement with Mazhandu Family Bus Services, the operator of public transport buses in Zambia, to launch free Wi-Fi and QR code-based mobile ticketing services.

RATP Dev to operate and maintain Cairo Metro Line 3, Egypt 

January 29, 2019
RATP Dev has signed an agreement with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to operate and maintain the entire Cairo Metro Line 3 for a period of 15 years.

Beijing to deploy autonomous buses by 2022 

January 10, 2019
Beijing Public Transport Corporation (BPTC), in collaboration with the Israel-based subsidiary of Intel, Mobileye, has announced plans to deploy autonomous buses in Beijing by 2022.