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North America News

New Flyer to supply buses in Chicago, US 

August 12, 2019
New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer) has secured a contract to supply 75 clean-diesel Xcelsior heavy-duty transit buses to Pace and 50 heavy-duty Xcelsior clean-diesel buses to the Connecticut Department of Transport (CTDOT).

AC Transit begins construction work on Fruitvale East Bay BRT station, US 

August 12, 2019
Alameda-Contra Cost Transit District (AC Transit) has commenced the construction of the East Bay bus rapid transit’s (BRT) Fruitvale Station in Oakland, California.

Government of Canada to provide funding for Grand River Transit network 

August 9, 2019
The Government of Canada has announced plans to provide up to CAD4 million for investment in the Grand River Transit network serving Conestoga College and the University of Waterloo.

New Flyer to supply CNG buses in Omaha, US 

August 6, 2019
New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer) has secured a contract from the Transit Authority of the City of Omaha (Omaha Metro) to supply 10 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.

Latin America News

Blanco y Negro Masivo SA delivers 47 buses in Cali, Colombia 

August 9, 2019
Colombia-based Blanco y Negro Masivo SA has delivered 26 electric buses and 21 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to Cali.

Hytera to supply TETRA system to Santiago Metro, Chile 

August 9, 2019
China-based Hytera has secured a USD4.8 million contract from Empresa de Transporte de Pasajeros Metro Santiago (Metro SA) to supply a Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) communication system for the Vespucio Norte Depot.

ADL to maintain Metrobús fleet of 90 buses, Mexico 

August 8, 2019
UK-based Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has secured a contract to provide maintenance services for a period of five years for 90 Enviro500 buses operating on Mexico City’s bus rapid transit (BRT) network, Metrobús.

Neobus delivers 150 buses in Minas Gerais, Brazil 

August 8, 2019
Brazil-based Neobus has completed the delivery of 150 New Mega buses to Minas Gerais urban transport operators as part of their fleet renewal programmes.

Asia Pacific News

Trial operations commence on two urban rail lines in Bangkok, Thailand 

August 12, 2019
Trial operations have commenced on Bangkok mass rapid transit (MRT) Blue Line extension and Bangkok Skytrain Sukhumvit Line (Green Line) northern extension.

Contract awarded for Melbourne Sunbury Line upgrade, Australia 

August 11, 2019
John Holland, CPB Contractors, Metro Trains Melbourne, and AECOM have secured an AUD215 million contract from the state government of Victoria to upgrade the Sunbury Line, a suburban rail line in Melbourne.

Songjiang Tram Line T2 opens, Chinaa 

August 10, 2019
A joint venture (JV) of China-based Shanghai Shentong Metro Group (51 per cent) and France-based Keolis (49 per cent) has commenced passenger services on Line T2 of Songjiang Tram in Shanghai.

Queensland government to finance Gold Coast LRT Stage 3A, Australia 

August 9, 2019
The state government of Queensland has announced plans to invest USD238 million (AUD351 million) for the development of Stage 3A of the Gold Coast light rail transit (LRT).

Europe News

GAZ to supply electric buses in Vladivostok, Russia 

August 12, 2019
GAZ Group has secured a contract to supply two electric buses and a charging station in Vladivostok, Russia.

Approval received from Italian government to resume work on Turin–Lyon HSR 

August 9, 2019
The Government of Italy has given approval for continuing construction works on the Turin–Lyon high speed rail (HSR) project, also known as Treno Alta Velocita (TAV).

Alexander Dennis to supply hybrid buses in Brighton and Hove, UK 

August 8, 2019
Alexander Dennis has secured a contract from Brighton & Hove Bus Company, a Go-Ahead Group subsidiary, to supply 30 Enviro400ER hybrid buses.

Solaris delivers first trolleybus in Kaunas, Lithuania 

August 7, 2019
Solaris Bus & Coach has delivered the first of 85 Trollino-12 trolleybuses to Kauno Autobusai, the public transport operator in Kaunas (Lithuania).

Middle East & Africa News

Shapir, CAF consortium awarded Jerusalem LRT contract, Israel [free access]

August 8, 2019
TransJerusalem J-Net Limited, a consortium of Israel-based Shapir and Spain-based CAF Group, has secured a ILS10 billion contract to build, operate and maintain (O&M) the Jerusalem light rail transit (LRT).

Hyundai Rotem to supply six trains for Cairo Metro Line 2, Egypt 

August 7, 2019
South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem has secured a USD131 million contract from Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to supply six trains and related spare parts as well as provide maintenance services for eight years for Cairo Metro Line 2.

Cairo Monorail construction contract signed, Egypt 

August 5, 2019
A consortium of Germany-based Bombardier Transportation and Egypt-based Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors has signed an agreement with the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to design and construct as well as provide services to operate and maintain (O&M) the Cairo Monorail system.

Dubai RTA to deploy Optare buses, UAE 

July 24, 2019
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to deploy 94 buses supplied by UK-based Optare on 17 routes in the city.