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MBTA awards construction contract for Phase I of South Coast Rail commuter project, US 

May 25, 2020
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded a USD159 million construction contract to the Skanska DW White joint venture for Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail project.

Skanska and D.W. White Construction secure contract for South Coast Rail, US 

May 12, 2020
Skanska and D.W. White Construction has secured a USD159 million design–build contract from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to build the Fall River Secondary, the first major construction package of South Coast Rail Phase 1.

Bombardier to supply logistics services to Trenitalia, Italy 

April 30, 2020
Bombardier has secured a contract from Trenitalia, the national train operator in Italy, to supply logistics services for six years to support the fleet of Elettro Treno Rapido 500 (ETR 500) high-speed electric multiple unit (EMU) trains, with an option for a further six years.

PSTA awards contract to Goodyear, US 

April 30, 2020
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has awarded Goodyear a lease contract to supply commercial bus tires and retreads for a period of five years.



Latin America


BYD delivers 20 electric buses to CUTCSA, Uruguay 

May 23, 2020
BYD, in collaboration with its Uruguay-based distributor, Abriley S.A., has delivered a fleet of 20 electric buses to Compañía Uruguaya de Transportes Colectivos SA (CUTCSA), the largest public transport operator in Uruguay.

Construction contract awarded for Mayan Train Section 3, Mexico 

May 20, 2020
A consortium of Construcciones Urales, Gami Ingeniería e Instalaciones, and Azvi has secured a contract from Mexico’s National Tourism Promotion Fund/ Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (FONATUR) to construct and maintain Section 3 of the Mayan Train Project.

Idinsa to develop elevated trolleybus line in Mexico City, Mexico 

May 14, 2020
Mexico-based Impulsora de Desarrollo Integral (Idinsa) has secured a MXN2.39 billion contract from the Government of Mexico City to develop an elevated trolleybus line.

Metro de Santiago raises USD1.50 billion via bonds, Chile 

May 14, 2020
Metro de Santiago has issued bonds worth USD1.50 billion in the international market.



Asia Pacific


CRRC delivers first train of Zhengzhou Metro Line 3, China 

May 23, 2020
Zhengzhou CRRC Sifang Rail Vehicle Company Limited (CRRC) has delivered the first train to be deployed on Zhengzhou Metro Line 3.

Contracts awarded to upgrade rail infrastructure in Sydney, Australia [free access]

May 22, 2020
The state government of New South Wales (NSW) has awarded two contracts to upgrade the rail infrastructure under the More Trains, More Services programme.

5G network to be deployed on Shanghai Metro, China 

May 19, 2020
Shentong Metro Group has signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Telecom, Shanghai Mobile, Shanghai Unicom, and Shanghai Tower to deploy 5G on 297 underground stations (excluding interval tunnels) of the Shanghai Metro network.

J Kumar Infraprojects to develop section of Mumbai Metro Line 7, India 

May 16, 2020
India-based J Kumar Infraprojects has received a letter of acceptance (LoA) from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to design and construct the elevated viaducts and stations of a section of Mumbai Metro Line 7.



Europe


Metrovagonmash delivers metro trains to Metroelektrotrans, Russia 

May 25, 2020
Metrovagonmash has delivered a four-car metro trainset to Metroelektrotrans, the transport authority of Kazan.

MoU signed to deploy hydrogen buses in Australia 

May 24, 2020
UK-based ITM Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Australia-based bus operator Transit Systems, Australia-based Palisade Investment Partners, Canada-based Ballard Power Systems, and UK-based BOC Group to deploy hydrogen buses in Australia under the H2OzBus Project.

GTT launches EMV payment tests in Turin, Italy 

May 21, 2020
Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT), the public transport operator in Turin, has launched tests for EMV payments on the metro system in Turin.

Liberty Charge to deploy residential EV charging points, UK 

May 21, 2020
Liberty Charge, a new joint venture (JV) partnership between Liberty Global Ventures and Zouk Capital, will deploy on-street residential electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the UK.



Middle East & Africa


Swvl to resume operations in Kenya 

May 26, 2020
The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) has permitted Egypt based Swvl to resume its bus-hailing application (app) in Kenya.

Moovit launches emergency mobilisation on-demand service, US 

April 6, 2020
Moovit has launched an emergency mobilisation on-demand service for transit agencies to use during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Serco Group signs a two-year contract extension with Dubai RTA, UAE 

March 30, 2020
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a two-year contract extension to Serco Group to continue operating and maintaining the Dubai Metro until September 2021.

Ridership increase on Mwasalat buses in 2019 

March 18, 2020
Mwasalat announced a ridership of over 9.2 million passengers in 2019 on its Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, and intercity bus services.