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New Flyer to supply electric buses to Metro Transit, St. Louis, US 

November 22, 2019
New Flyer has secured a USD18.6 million contract from Metro Transit to supply 14 electric buses. The buses will have an average age of 15 years and will replace the currently operational diesel buses, which will be put out of service by end-2020.

Skanska to construct the Lynnwood Link extension, Washington 

November 8, 2019
Sound Transit has awarded Sweden-based Skanska a USD778 million contract to construct a section of the Lynnwood Link extension.

Proterra to supply electric buses to VRT, US 

October 24, 2019
Proterra has secured a contract from Valley Regional Transit (VRT) to supply eight Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and eight 125 kW plug-in charging systems.

Transdev secures DBFOM contract for Hurontario LRT, Ontario, Canada 

October 21, 2019
Transdev, as a member of the Mobilinx consortium, has secured a CAD4.6 billion design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) contract from Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx for the development of the Hurontario LRT for a period of 30 years.

Latin America

Mercedes-Benz delivers 20 buses in Recanto das Emas, Brazil 

November 30, 2019
Mercedes-Benz has delivered 20 Caio Apache buses to Urbi Mobilidade Urbana, a public transport operator in Recanto das Emas and in the surrounding areas of Basin 3.

ABB to supply charging stations to Redbus Urbano, Chile 

November 28, 2019
ABB has secured the contract to supply eight triple Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) to Redbus Urbano, a public transport operator in the Santiago Metropolitan Region, at its bus depots in Nueva Bilbao and El Salto.

RedeMob Consortium to deploy new e-ticketing system in Grande Goiânia by December 2020, Brazil 

November 26, 2019
Brazil-based RedeMob Consortium has secured a contract to provide financing as well as to implement Prodata’s e-fare payment on the Rede Metropolitana de Transportes Coletivos de Goiânia (RMTC Goiânia) and Companhia Metropolitana de Transportes Colectivos (CMTC) networks.

Caio Induscar delivers 27 buses in Nova Friburgo, Brazil 

November 12, 2019
Brazil-based Caio Induscar has delivered 27 Apache VIP buses in Nova Friburgo, a city in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Asia Pacific

Signalling and communication systems contract awarded for Taoyuan MRT Airport Line Terminal 3 stations, Taiwan 

November 28, 2019
A consortium of Germany-based Siemens Mobility, Singapore-based ST Engineering, and Taiwan-based BES Engineering Corporation has secured a contract to supply signalling and communication systems for the upcoming stations at Terminal 3 of the Taoyuan Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) System Airport Line.

Grab, Beeline to discontinue on-demand bus services in 2020, Singapore 

November 27, 2019
Singapore-based Beeline and Grab have announced plans to discontinue on-demand bus services in early-January 2020.

Ashok Leyland to supply 1,750 buses to Tamil Nadu, India 

November 27, 2019
India-based Ashok Leyland has secured a contract from the Tamil Nadu State Transport Undertakings (TNSTU) to supply 1,750 buses in the state.

Preferred contractors announced for Yanchep Rail Extension and Thornlie–Cockburn Link, Australia 

November 26, 2019
The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia has declared that the NEWest Alliance will design and construct the Yanchep Rail Extension and the Thornlie–Cockburn Link, commuter rail line projects under METRONET Stage 1.


Alstom–Bombardier consortium to supply up to 410 trains for Paris Metro, France 

November 29, 2019
A consortium of Alstom and Bombardier has secured a contract from RATP and Île-de-France Mobilités to design and supply up to 410 trainsets for the Paris Metro.

Alstom secures contracts for Marseille Metro and Utrecht Tramway 

November 28, 2019
Alstom has secured a EUR430 million contract from Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence to renew and automate the Marseille Metro in France.

QR code-based mobile ticketing deployed in Ipswich, UK 

November 27, 2019
UK-based UrbanThings, in partnership with Ipswich Buses, has deployed its QR code-based mobile ticketing application (app), branded Ticketless, in the city of Ipswich.

Preferred suppliers announced for Brisbane Metro rolling stock, Australia 

November 27, 2019
The Brisbane City Council has appointed Switzerland-based ABB and HESS and Australia-based Volgren as the preferred suppliers to design and build the Brisbane Metro rolling stock.

Middle East & Africa

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.

ALSA to operate buses in Casablanca, Morocco 

October 17, 2019
ALSA, a subsidiary of UK-based National Express Group, has secured a contract to operate buses in Casablanca for up to 15 years. The contract is effective from November 2019.