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MetroRio and Mastercard partner for contactless payments, Brazil 

February 22, 2020
MetrôRio, the operator of Rio de Janeiro Metro, in partnership with Mastercard has launched near field communication (NFC)-based ticketing on the network.

Bytemark, AMP partner to supply fare payment solution in Toronto, Canada 

February 21, 2020
Bytemark has partnered with Advanced Mobile Payment Incorporated (AMP) to create an EMV level 3-certified fare payment solution for Toronto, which can accept both contact-based and contactless payments.

New Flyer to supply clean buses to the State of Florida Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Consortium 

February 7, 2020
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has awarded a contract to New Flyer to supply heavy-duty buses to the State of Florida Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Consortium.

LK Comstock & Co. to deploy CBTC on New York’s IND 8th Avenue Line, US 

January 22, 2020
New York MTA has awarded LK Comstock & Co. a USD245.8 million contract to install Siemens Mobility communications based train control (CBTC) on local and express tracks serving the A, C, and E lines from 59 Street–Columbus Circle to High Street in Brooklyn, and to undertake other equipment enhancements on the 8th Avenue subway corridor.

Latin America

Marcopolo delivers 199 buses in Curitiba, Brazil 

February 22, 2020
Brazil-based Marcopolo has delivered 199 buses to be deployed in Curitiba.

BYD Consortium secures Sao Paulo Metro Line 17 systems contract, Brazil 

February 5, 2020
The BYD Skyrail Sao Paulo Consortium, a consortium of BYD Brazil, BYD Auto Industry Company Limited, and BYD Signal & Communication Company Limited, has secured the systems contract of Sao Paulo Metro Line 17.

Civil works contracts awarded for Transmilenio Avenida 68 Corridor, Colombia 

January 29, 2020
The Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU)/ Institute of Urban Development, a state-owned department responsible for the development of the road network in Bogotá, has awarded contracts to three consortia and one company to develop Transmilenio Avenida 68 Corridor, a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.

Construction begins on Sao Paulo Metro Line 2, Brazil 

January 23, 2020
The consortium of Sacyr Infrastructures and Engineering and Brazil-based Galvâo Engenharia and SA Paulista has commenced construction on a 7.3-km-long section of Sao Paulo Metro Line 2.

Asia Pacific

CRRC secures Bangalore Metro Phase 2 rolling stock contract, India [free access]

February 24, 2020
China-based CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Company Limited (CRRC) has secured a USD57.12 million (INR8.55 billion) contract from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to supply 216 standard gauge railcars for the Bangalore Metro Phase 2 Project.

BYD to supply 134 electric buses in Los Angeles, US 

February 20, 2020
The city of Los Angeles has awarded BYD a contract to supply 134 electric buses to the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.

Civil works contract awarded for Jakarta MRT Phase 2 section, Indonesia 

February 17, 2020
A joint venture (JV) of Japan-based Shimizu Corporation (65 per cent stake) and Indonesia-based PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk (ADHI) (35 per cent stake) has secured a IDR4.038 trillion contract from PT Mass Rapid Transit Jakarta (PT MRT Jakarta) to execute civil works of a 2.8-km-long section of Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) System Phase 2.

Construction contracts awarded for Singapore MRT Jurong Region Line [free access]

February 17, 2020
Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded contracts to China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch), Sembcorp Design and Construction Pte Limited, and Daelim Industrial Company Limited for the construction of Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) System’s Jurong Region Line.


Stadler begins delivery of trams for Odense Letbane, Denmark 

February 21, 2020
Switzerland-based Stadler has delivered the first of 16 Pankow trams for Odense Letbane, the upcoming light rail transit (LRT) network.

Stadler rolling stock enters service on Minsk Metro, Belarus 

February 20, 2020
Minsk Metro’s first Stadler M110 train set has entered revenue service on the Awtazavodskaya Line.

Max Bogl introduces fully automated urban transport system, Germany 

February 20, 2020
Max Bögl, a German construction company, has unveiled Bögl TSB, a fully automated urban transport system.

DPP to purchase up to 60 new midibuses, Czech Republic 

February 18, 2020
Dopravnípodnik hl.m. Prahy (DPP), Prague’s public transit company, will purchase up to 60 new midibuses.

Middle East & Africa

Star JV secures contract for Abidjan Metro, Côte d'Ivoire 

December 26, 2019
The Abidjan Rail Transport Company (Star) joint venture (JV) has secured a USD1.36 billion contract for Abidjan Metro.

Ghana signs concession agreement for feasibility study of Accra SkyTrain 

November 28, 2019
The Government of Ghana has signed a concession agreement with Africa Investment SkyTrain Consortium Holdings and Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund to develop the Accra SkyTrain. Feasibility studies will be conducted over a period of nine months to determine the financial viability of the project.

Swvl to expand in Asia; to invest in Pakistan 

November 13, 2019
Egypt-based bus startup Swvl has announced plans to expand in Manila, Jakarta and Dhaka by end-2020.

VHO and KAUST to boost technology and transportation sectors in Saudi Arabia 

November 4, 2019
Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to exchange scientific and technological knowledge to further support the development of the technology and transportation sectors in Saudi Arabia.