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TriMet partners with Portland General Electric to launch zero-emission bus technology, US 

April 17, 2019
The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) has partnered with Portland General Electric (PGE) to power its battery-electric bus fleet by 100 per cent wind energy.

GreenPower to supply 100 mini buses in California, US 

April 15, 2019
Green Commuter, an all-electric vanpool service provider in California, has placed an order with GreenPower Motor Company Incorporated (GreenPower) for 100 EV Star all-electric Min-eBuses.

New Flyer to supply 24 CNG buses in Phoenix, US 

April 12, 2019
Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority (Valley Metro) in Phoenix has exercised options for the supply of 24 additional Xcelsior, 12.2-metre (40-foot), compressed natural gas (CNG), heavy-duty buses from New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer).

Cubic to provide mobile ticketing in Ireland 

April 8, 2019
Cubic Transportation Systems has secured a EUR3.61 million (USD4.05 million) contract from Ireland’s National Transport Authority (NTA) to supply and maintain a mobile ticketing solution for public transport.

Latin America

TPC Consortium to construct tunnel connecting São Paulo Metro Line 2 and Line 4 stations, Brazil 

April 18, 2019
TPC Consortium has secured a BRL3.88 million contract from Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo to construct a 92-metre-long tunnel connecting the São Paulo Metro Line 2 Consolação station and the Line 4 Paulista station.

Companies shortlisted for Brasilia VLT feasibility study, Brazil 

April 4, 2019
The Department of Transportation and Mobility of the Federal District/ Secretaria de Transporte e Mobilidade do Distrito Federal (SEMOB) has shortlisted four Brazil-based consortia and one company to conduct a feasibility study to develop a light rail transit (LRT)/ veículo leve sobre trilhos (VLT) system on a public–private partnership (PPP) basis along the W3 Avenue in Brasilia.

Sao Paulo Metro Line 15 O&M contract awarded, Brazil 

March 20, 2019
The Via Mobilidade Consortium, a consortium of Brazil-based Companhia de Concessões Rodoviárias (CCR) (83.34 per cent) and RuasInvest (16.66 per cent), has secured a BRL4.7-billion contract to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for Line 15 of the Sao Paulo Metro system for a period of 20 years.

Volvo Buses Mexico to supply 70 diesel buses in Mexico City, Mexico 

March 8, 2019
Volvo Buses Mexico has secured a MXN4.56 million contract from the city government of Mexico City to supply 70 low-entry buses fuelled by diesel.

Asia Pacific

CRRC to supply 20 additional commuter rail coaches in Montréal, Canada 

April 18, 2019
Réseau de transport métropolitain (Exo), a regional transit authority in the Montréal metropolitan region, has placed a firm order for 20 double-deck commuter rail coaches from CRRC Tangshan Company (CRRC).

BYD to deliver 15 electric buses to Alexandria by May 2019 

April 17, 2019
China-based BYD has announced plans to deliver a fleet of 15 electric buses to Alexandria by mid-May 2019.

CRRC unveils LRV for Tel Aviv LRT Red Line, Israel 

April 17, 2019
China-based CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles (CRRC) has unveiled a light rail vehicle (LRV) for Tel Aviv light rail transit (LRT) Red Line.

Tata Motors delivers first fleet of electric buses to Indian state of Jammu &Kashmir 

April 16, 2019
Tata Motors has delivered 10 electric buses to Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation in India.


Westmoreland Transit and Masabi launch mobile ticketing app, US 

April 22, 2019
The Westmoreland County Transit Authority (Westmoreland Transit) and Masabi have launched a new mobile ticketing application (app) called WestMore Tix, which allows commuters to purchase and display bus tickets on their smart phones.

CAF delivers two trains for Quito Metro Line 1, Ecuador 

April 18, 2019
Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has delivered two six-coach trains for Quito Metro Line 1.

Keolis to operate buses in Washoe County, Nevada, US 

April 17, 2019
Keolis has secured a contract to operate and maintain the fixed-route bus service, RTC RIDE, of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County in Nevada, for up to 10 years.

Rhônexpress concession contract to be renegotiated, France [free access]

April 16, 2019
Sytral, the public transport authority of Lyon, and Lyon Metropolitan Council/ Métropole de Lyon have announced plans to renegotiate the terms of the concession contract for Rhônexpress, an express tram–train line between the city centre and Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport, with the Rhônexpress consortium, the current operator of the tram–train line.

Middle East & Africa

Hino Buses deliver 50 buses for KMBL, Kenya 

April 5, 2019
Toyota Kenya-owned Hino Motors has delivered a fleet of 50 pre-owned low-emission buses to Kenya Bus Service Management Limited (KBSML), a provider of public transport services in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area.

DAT launches smartcards and ticketing system for buses in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire 

February 12, 2019
Côte d’Ivoire-based Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT) has deployed contactless smartcards and near field communication (NFC) based ticket validators for buses operated by SOTRA in Abidjan.

Zamtel launches mobile ticketing for public transport, Zambia 

February 8, 2019
Zamtel, the government-owned telecommunications operator in Zambia, has signed an agreement with Mazhandu Family Bus Services, the operator of public transport buses in Zambia, to launch free Wi-Fi and QR code-based mobile ticketing services.

RATP Dev to operate and maintain Cairo Metro Line 3, Egypt 

January 29, 2019
RATP Dev has signed an agreement with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to operate and maintain the entire Cairo Metro Line 3 for a period of 15 years.