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Cubic and Google Pay to enable transit payments on Android phones 

October 14, 2019
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Google Pay have signed an agreement to enable contactless payments for Android users on systems that currently deploy automatic fare collection (AFC) systems supplied by CTS.

Cisco to supply technology for detecting fare evasion on buses in Dubai, UAE 

October 11, 2019
US-based Cisco has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to supply technology to detect fare evasion on buses in Dubai.

Proterra to supply electric buses and chargers in Miami-Dade, US 

October 8, 2019
US-based Proterra has secured a contract from Miami-Dade to supply 3312.2-metre (40-foot) Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and up to 75 plug-in chargers.

Via to provide on-demand transportation services in Cupertino, US 

October 8, 2019
US-based Via has secured a contract from the city of Cupertino, California to provide on-demand services on the city’s public transportation network through its mobile application (app), beginning October 29, 2019.

Latin America

Volvo to supply 129 buses in Mexico City, Mexico [free access]

October 11, 2019
Sweden-based Volvo Buses has secured a contract from Red de Transporte de Pasajeros (RTP)/ Passenger Transport Network to supply 129 B8R buses for public transportation in Mexico City.

Viacao Gatusa buys Volkswagen buses, Brazil 

October 6, 2019
Viação Gatusa, a public transport service provider in São Paulo, has purchased 39 low-floor buses from Volkswagen Dibracam (a Volkswagen trucks and bus dealer), many of which have already been delivered to the operator.

Financial offers presented for Bogotá Metro Line 1, Colombia 

October 4, 2019
Two of the five consortiums that participated in the bidding process have submitted their financial offers to Empresa Metro de Bogotá for the construction and operation of the Bogotá Metro Line 1.

Busscar delivers eight buses to EUCATUR, Brazil 

September 27, 2019
Brazil-based Busscar has delivered eight Vissta Buss DD buses to Empresa União Cascavel de Transportes e Turismo Ltda (EUCATUR), a public transport operator in Brazil.

Asia Pacific

QR-code based ticketing launched on BGC Bus, Philippines 

October 15, 2019
AF Payments, a consortium of Philippines-based Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Ayala Corporation, in collaboration with GCash has launched quick response (QR) code-based ticketing on buses under the BGC Bus network in Metro Manila.

JBM Auto and subsidiary secure contracts to supply clean buses in India 

October 11, 2019
India-based JBM Auto and its subsidiary, JBM Solaris Electric Vehicles Private Limited, have secured three contracts to supply clean buses.

Moscow Metro launches UnionPay contactless fare payment, Russia 

October 11, 2019
Moscow Metro has deployed contactless fare payment services through China UnionPay (UnionPay) bank cards and mobile wallets linked with Union Paycards at 150 stations of the Moscow Metro.

BYD launches electric bus pilot in San Jose, Costa Rica 

October 10, 2019
China-based BYD has launched an electric bus pilot in partnership with BYD’s local dealership, the Office of the First Lady of the Republic, the Costa Rican Energy Institute (ICE), the National Force and Light Company (CNFL), and the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in the city of San Jose, Costa Rica.


Metrorrey awards contract for LRT fleet refurbishment, Mexico 

October 14, 2019
Metrorrey, the operator of light rail transit (LRT) in Monterrey, has awarded a EUR40 million contract to a consortium of Germany-based Talbot Services GmbH, Prose AG, and Schaltbau Refurbishment GmbH for refurbishment of 24 40-year-old trains.

ADL to supply 11 buses in North East England, UK 

October 11, 2019
UK-based Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has secured a GBP1.8 million contract from Go North East, the largest bus operator of North East England, to supply 11 low-emission buses.

Durmazlar selected as preferred bidder for Bucharest Tram, Romania 

October 9, 2019
Turkey-based Durmazlar has been selected by Bucharest Municipality as the preferred bidder to supply 100 trams for the Bucharest Tramway network.

CAF to supply trams in the UK; Solaris to supply electric buses in Spain [free access]

October 8, 2019
Spain-based CAF and its subsidiary, Solaris Bus & Coach (Solaris), have secured two separate contracts in two countries, the UK and Spain, to supply trams and electric buses.

Middle East & Africa

RTA and Mastercard to study open-loop fare payment in Dubai, UAE 

September 23, 2019
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and US-based Mastercard have entered into a partnership to carry out a study for the deployment of open-loop ticketing system on public transport in Dubai as a part of its smart city vision.

Tunis launches mobile app for public transport; receives 30 buses, Tunisia 

September 13, 2019
Transtu, the public transport operator in Tunis, has launched a mobile application (app), Wassalni, that provides information about waiting times, real-time schedule, the expected duration of the journey, and the expected fare price to its users.

Khatib & Alami to provide consultancy services for Cairo monorail, Egypt 

September 4, 2019
Lebanon-based Khatib & Alami (K&A) has secured a contract from the government of Egypt to provide consultancy services for the construction, financing, and operations of Cairo Monorail.

Careem launches on-demand bus service in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 

June 10, 2019
UAE-based ride-sharing application (app) Careem has launched on-demand bus service in Jeddah.