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North America News


New Flyer secures contracts to supply electric buses in the US; completes battery-recycling pilot with Li-Cycle 

January 15, 2021
New Flyer of America (New Flyer) has secured contracts from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) to supply Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses.

Octillion Power Systems to supply battery packs for electric buses 

January 14, 2021
US-based Octillion Power Systems has announced that it will supply battery-packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses manufactured by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors.

Metra approves plan to purchase up to 500 railcars, US 

January 14, 2021
The Board of Directors of the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Metra) has approved plans to procure up to 500 railcars from Alstom Transportation Inc.

FTA issues FEIS/ROD for King of Prussia Rail Extension, US [free access]

January 14, 2021
The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD) for the King of Prussia Rail Extension project.



Latin America News


Ankai delivers minibuses in Chile 

January 18, 2021
China-based Anhui Ankai Automobile Company Limited has delivered a batch of luxury minibuses in Chile.

Rail transport feasibility study to be conducted in El Salvador 

January 18, 2021
The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) will carry out feasibility studies on a passenger and cargo rail network in El Salvador.

Construction works begin on Panama Metro Line 1 extension 

January 18, 2021
Construction works have commenced on the Panama Metro Line 1 extension project.

Bus corridor inaugurated for Red bus system, Chile 

January 14, 2021
The Ministry of Transport of Chile has inaugurated a bus corridor for the Red Metropolitana de Movilidad system (Red bus system).



Asia Pacific News


King Long delivers hydrogen buses in Changshu; Foton delivers 60 electric buses in Benxi, China 

January 19, 2021
King Long United Automotive Industry Company Limited has delivered a batch of 12 hydrogen fuel cell buses to Changyun Public Transportation Company Limited in Changshu.

Government of Haryana approves Delhi–Panipat RRTS corridor, India 

January 19, 2021
The state government of Haryana has approved the Delhi–Panipat Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) commuter rail corridor.

Preferred proponent selected for Lakelands station, Australia 

January 18, 2021
The Public Transport Authority (PTA) of Western Australia has chosen ADCO Constructions as the preferred proponent to design and construct Lakelands Station, an upcoming suburban rail station in Perth.

Adelaide Metro deploys first batch of hybrid buses, Australia 

January 18, 2021
Adelaide Metro has deployed two diesel electric hybrid buses on O-Bahn Busway, a guided busway that is part of the bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Adelaide, South Australia.



Europe News


Contracts awarded for Naples–Bari HSR, Italy [free access]

January 18, 2021
A Ghella-led joint venture (JV) has secured a EUR470 million contract to manage the design and construction of the 19.2-km-long Telese Terme–Vitulano section of the 146.6-km-long Naples–Bari high-speed rail (HSR) line.

Unified ticket to be launched for transport operators in Brussels, Belgium 

January 17, 2021
Brupass, a unified ticket, will be launched for multiple transport operators in Brussels in February 2021.

TfL completes retrofitting of old buses to meet latest emission standards, UK 

January 15, 2021
Transport for London (TfL) has completed the retrofitting of its older buses to meet or exceed Euro-VI emission standards.

Solaris to supply trolleybuses in Brasov, Romania 

January 15, 2021
Solaris has secured a contract from the Municipality of Brașov to supply 25 Trollino 18 trolleybuses in Brașov.



Middle East & Africa News


MoU signed to develop HSR network in Egypt 

January 15, 2021
The National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Germany-based Siemens Mobility and Egypt-based Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors to design, install, and commission the first high-speed rail (HSR) project in Egypt.

MoU signed for rail line between Niger and Nigeria 

January 13, 2021
An Africa-based subsidiary of MOTA-ENGIL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Nigeria to develop a rail line connecting Kano, the second largest city in Nigeria, with Maradi, the second largest city in Niger.

Transmashholding delivers 22 coaches to ENR, Egypt 

January 13, 2021
Russia-based Transmashholding has delivered 22 passenger railway coaches to the Egyptian National Railways (ENR), thus bringing the total number of its railway carriages to 208.

GCC’s first digital nol card launched in Dubai, UAE 

January 6, 2021
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Huawei Consumer Business Group, has launched the first digital nol card in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.