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North America News

NJ Transit rolls out mobile ticketing on LRT lines, US 

August 29, 2020
New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has rolled out mobile ticketing on two of NJ Transit’s three light rail lines—Hudson Bergen and Newark light rail.

CCW delivers four rehabbed buses to Santa Cruz Metro, US 

July 30, 2020
The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz Metro) has received the final delivery of rehabbed buses from Complete Coach Works (CCW) under a contract awarded in 2019.

NYCT awards electric bus contract to New Flyer and Allison Transmission, US 

July 29, 2020
New York City Transit (NYCT) has awarded a contract to New Flyer and Allison Transmission to supply 50 Allison electric hybrid-equipped buses.

PSTA secures funding and awards construction contract for SunRunner BRT project, US [free access]

July 29, 2020
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has approved a USD22.9 million contract for the construction of the SunRunner bus rapid transit (BRT) project.

Latin America News

Lima Metro Lines 3 and 4 to be developed on G2G mode, Peru 

July 29, 2020
The Government of Peru has announced plans to develop Lines 3 and 4 of the Lima Metro network on a government to government (G2G) mode.

CAF to maintain CPTM trains, Brazil 

July 29, 2020
CAF has secured a contract from Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos (CPTM) to maintain eight trains that are deployed on Line 10 of the São Paulo commuter rail network.

Contract awarded for Metrobus Line 5 extension, Mexico 

July 28, 2020
Mexico-based Gami Ingeniería e Instalaciones has secured a contract to develop an extension of Line 5 of Metrobús, a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Mexico City.

Yutong ships trolleybuses to Mexico City, Mexico 

July 21, 2020
China-based Yutong has shipped a fleet of trolleybuses to be deployed in Mexico City.

Asia Pacific News

PPP contract awarded for Shenzhen Metro Line 13, China [free access]

August 4, 2020
MTR Consulting (Shenzhen) Company Limited (MTR Consulting) in partnership with China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Company Limited (EEB) has secured the contract to develop and operate Shenzhen Metro Line 13 on a public private partnership (PPP) basis.

Trials of Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 conclude, China 

August 3, 2020
The trials of Shijiazhuang Metro Line 2 Phase I have been completed.

Civil works contracts signed for Malolos–Clark Railway project, Philippines 

August 2, 2020
The Philippines’ Department of Transportation (DoTr) has signed two civil works contracts for Malolos–Clark Railway.

Delivery of trains for Xuzhou Metro Line 3 begins, China 

July 31, 2020
CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Company Limited (CRRC) has delivered the first train to be deployed on Xuzhou Metro Line 3.

Europe News

IFE to supply door systems for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, UK 

August 3, 2020
Innovations for Entrance Systems (IFE), a subsidiary of Knorr-Bremse, has secured the contract to supply door systems for the Siemens Mobility trainsets that will be deployed on the Piccadilly Line of the London Underground network.

VDL to supply 70 hybrid buses to De Lijn, Belgium 

August 3, 2020
VDL Bus & Coach (VDL) has secured an order from De Lijn, the public transport operator in Flemish Region, to supply 70 Citeas SLFA-180 hybrid buses.

Masabi and Kyyti to jointly develop MaaS apps 

July 31, 2020
UK-based Masabi and Finland-based Kyyti have announced a partnership to provide Mobility as a Service (MaaS) applications (apps) to transport agencies and operators.

EC approves Alstom’s Bombardier Transportation acquisition 

July 31, 2020
The European Commission (EC) has approved Alstom’s Bombardier Transportation acquisition plan.

Middle East & Africa News

Volkswagen delivers 130 buses in Angola 

July 31, 2020
Volkswagen has exported 130 buses to Angola in Africa.

Karsan delivers 25 Atak buses, Morocco 

July 22, 2020
Karsan has delivered 25 Atak buses in Morocco, equipped with Euro V standards. Each bus is 8 metres long. The buses will be operated by a private operator in the country.

Stecol Corporation to construct Nairobi BRT, Kenya 

July 21, 2020
China-based Stecol Corporation has secured a KES5.6 billion contract to commence construction of special lanes for the bus rapid transit (BRT) system from the Thika highway through the Nairobi city centre to the Kenyatta National Hospital (KHN) area.

Hyundai Rotem supplies train for Cairo Metro Line 3, Egypt 

July 13, 2020
Cairo Metro has received the second of 32 air-conditioned metro trains, under a EUR317 million contract signed between the National Authority for Tunnels and South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem Company.