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OHL secures contract for South Corridor Rapid Transit, US 

October 19, 2020
The Department of Transportation and Public Works of Miami-Dade County has awarded a USD368 million contract to convert the South Corridor (South Dade Transitway) into a bus rapid transit (BRT) project.

Conduent Transportation receives certification from Visa, US 

October 16, 2020
Conduent Transportation’s ‘Atlas Ops’ fare collection system has achieved the Visa Ready for Transit certification.

Semaf to supply locomotives to Egyptian railways, Egypt 

October 14, 2020
The Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) has awarded a contract to Semaf For Trading & Engineering Services to supply 100 locomotives that are to be deployed on its rail network.

Infor to supply cloud-based asset management solution to Transdev Australasia 

October 12, 2020
US-based Infor has secured a contract from Transdev Australasia to supply cloud-based asset management solutions.



Latin America


Contracts awarded to construct section of TransMilenio Avenida Ciudad de Cali corridor, Colombia 

October 17, 2020
Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU) has awarded contracts under four lots to construct the southern section of the Avenida Ciudad de Cali corridor, a corridor under the TransMilenio network.

SENER Engineering to conduct technical studies for Monterrey suburban rail, Mexico 

September 18, 2020
A Mexico-based subsidiary of SENER Engineering has signed a contract with the Government of Nuevo León’s Special Projects Trust/ Fideicomiso de Proyectos Estratégicos (FIDEPROES) to conduct technical studies for an upcoming suburban rail line in Monterrey.

Enel X and AMP Capital to enter into JV to develop electric public transport infrastructure 

September 4, 2020
US-based Enel X has signed an agreement with Australia-based investment manager AMP Capital to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop electric public transport infrastructure in the Americas.

BYD Brasil starts operations of its first lithium iron phosphate battery plant in Brazil 

August 26, 2020
BYD Brasil has started the operations of its first lithium–iron phosphate battery plant in the Manaus Free Trade Zone/ Polo Industrial de Manaus (PIM).



Asia Pacific


Construction of Jiaxing Tram begins; company incorporated for operations management, China 

October 19, 2020
The construction of a tram network has commenced in Jiaxing.

Contract signed for construction of Morley–Ellenbrook Rail Line, Australia 

October 19, 2020
Laing O’Rourke-led MELConnx Consortium has signed a contract with the state government of Western Australia to construct the Morley–Ellenbrook rail line.

MoUs signed for operations of buses in Lahore, Pakistan 

October 17, 2020
The state government of Punjab has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for the operations of buses in Lahore.

Cashless ticketing to be deployed on buses in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines 

October 16, 2020
The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has approved plans to deploy a cashless ticketing system on buses in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in order to minimise contact between passengers and on-board personnel.



Europe


ABB secures contract to provide electrical reliability system for automated people mover, US 

October 19, 2020
ABB has secured a contract to design and supply three Enviline energy storage system (ESS) units for an automated people mover (APM) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Ridango to operate ticketing system in Klaipeda, Lithuania 

October 19, 2020
Estonia-based Ridango has secured a contract from Klaipeda Transport to operate and maintain the public transport ticketing system in Klaipeda for five years.

Alstom completes supply and testing of Egypt Rail interlocking system, Egypt 

October 16, 2020
Alstom has completed the supply and testing of the new SIL4 electronic interlocking system.

Saft to provide batteries for Moscow Metro’s new rolling stock, Russia 

October 15, 2020
Saft has secured the contract from Metrowagonmash (MWM) to supply underfloor emergency battery traction systems for the new rolling stock that will be deployed on the Moscow Metro network.



Middle East & Africa


Daimler to supply 415 electric buses to Egged, Israel 

September 8, 2020
Daimler AG has secured a contract to supply 415 city and inter-city buses to the Egged Public Transportation Company, Israel.

WILLER and Mobileye to develop autonomous transportation solutions [free access]

July 8, 2020
WILLER, one of the largest transportation operators in Japan, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia, has entered into a strategic partnership with Israel-based Mobileye to collaborate on the testing and deployment of autonomous transportation solutions based on Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle (AV) technology.

BPTC and stc pay sign partnership agreement, Bahrain 

June 25, 2020
Bahrain Public Transport Company (BPTC) has partnered with Riyadh-based stc pay to provide commuters with a contactless solution to recharge GO Cards.

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.