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Bytemark and Velocia collaborate to encourage public transit usage 

September 10, 2021
US-based Bytemark has collaborated with Canada-based Velocia to enhance public transit ridership by delivering mobility rewards to public transit passengers.

Transit partners with C-TRAN and NAIPTA to improve passenger experience, US 

September 9, 2021
Transit has partnered with the Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area Authority (C-TRAN) and the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) to improve the transit user experience in Clark County in Washington state, and in Flagstaff in Arizona, respectively.

Arup–WSP JV to provide planning and engineering services for Link21 Program, US 

September 3, 2021
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has selected the Arup and WSP Global Inc. joint venture (Arup–WSP JV) to provide planning and engineering services for the Link21 Program’s New Transbay Rail Crossing, which will connect Oakland and San Francisco through a new rail service across San Francisco Bay.

Feasibility study of Rio Grande do Sul Hyperloop completed, Brazil 

September 3, 2021
US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT), in partnership with the state government of Rio Grande do Sul and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, has completed the feasibility study of the first hyperloop project in South America.

Latin America

ATT secures contract to operate public transport in Ferraz Vasconcelos, Brazil 

September 9, 2021
Alto Tiete Transportes Ltda (ATT) has secured a contract to operate the public transport system in Ferraz Vasconcelos in Greater São Paulo for a period of 15 years, starting from 2022. The contract value is estimated to be BRL45 million.

AeroGRU Consortium to build and operate APM at GRU Airport, Brazil 

September 8, 2021
The Government of Brazil has authorised the concessionaire of Guarulhos Airport (GRU Airport) to build and operate a 2.73-km-long automated people mover (APM).

Electric bus trial begins in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil 

September 2, 2021
Brazil-based WEG has begun the trial of an electric bus developed in partnership with Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Jaraguá do Sul, a city in northern Brazil.

Bus operators appointed in Curvelo and São José dos Campos, Brazil 

September 1, 2021
Brazil-based Talma Transportes Especiais Eireli has secured a contract from the city government of Curvelo to operate buses for a period of six months.

Asia Pacific

CESL to install recharge and battery-swap stations in Delhi, India 

September 9, 2021
The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has signed a contract with Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), to procure, install, operate, and maintain charging and battery-swapping stations at seven locations in Delhi.

South Korea and Paraguay signs MoU to develop Asuncion Light Rail [free access]

September 9, 2021
The Government of Paraguay and the Government of South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop the Asuncion Light Rail project in Paraguay.

Bids received for construction work of Chennai Metro Line 5, India 

September 7, 2021
Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has received bids for three construction contracts for Chennai Metro Phase 2, Line 5.

Hytera to provide communication solutions for Shenzhen Metro Line 12, China 

September 6, 2021
China-based Hytera has secured a USD30 million contract to supply communication solutions for Shenzhen Metro Line 12.


Volvo to supply 122 electric buses to Nobina, Sweden 

September 10, 2021
Volvo Buses (Volvo) has secured three orders from Nobina, the transport operator in the Nordic region, for a total of 122 electric buses to be deployed across three cities in Sweden.

Three companies shortlisted for HS2’s depot in Washwood Heath, UK 

September 10, 2021
High Speed 2 (HS2) Limited has confirmed the three bidders that have been shortlisted to build the HS2 network control centre and the rolling stock maintenance depot in Washwood Heath, close to Birmingham.

Colas to construct Tram Line T3b extension in Paris, France 

September 10, 2021
Colas has been selected by Régie autonome des transports parisiens (RATP) to construct a 3.2-km-long western extension of Tram Line T3b from Porte d’Asnières to Porte Dauphine.

Stadler signs cooperation contract with Government of Ukraine; to supply additional metro trains for Tyne & Wear network 

September 9, 2021
Stadler has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Ukrainian Railways/Ukrzaliznytsya (UZ), and the SERV Swiss Export Risk Insurance Agency for the development of rail services in Ukraine.

Middle East & Africa

GTSC awards contract to procure 33 buses, Gambia 

September 13, 2021
Two QGroup companies, Quantum Net and Espace Motors, have secured a contract to supply 33 buses to the Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC).

Companies submit bids for conducting feasibility study of Bahrain Metrorail Project Phase I 

September 12, 2021
A total of seven companies have submitted bids to conduct the feasibility study for Bahrain Metrorail Project Phase I.

Dubai RTA awards contract to Keolis–MHI JV, UAE 

September 10, 2021
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a 15-year contract to the Keolis–MHI joint venture (JV) for operating the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram.

NAT awards contract to construct Egypt’s first HSR project 

August 31, 2021
The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has awarded a contract to a consortium of Orascom Construction PLC, Siemens Mobility, and Arab Contractors to design, install, commission, and maintain Egypt’s first high-speed rail (HSR) system for a period of 15 years.