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North America News

OHL secures contract for South Corridor Rapid Transit, US 

October 19, 2020
The Department of Transportation and Public Works of Miami-Dade County has awarded a USD368 million contract to convert the South Corridor (South Dade Transitway) into a bus rapid transit (BRT) project.

ABB secures contract to provide electrical reliability system for APM at LAX Airport, US 

October 19, 2020
ABB has secured a contract to design and supply three Enviline energy storage system (ESS) units for an automated people mover (APM) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Conduent Transportation receives certification from Visa, US 

October 16, 2020
Conduent Transportation’s ‘Atlas Ops’ fare collection system has achieved the Visa Ready for Transit certification.

Local Motors to start AV trial in Toronto, Canada 

October 16, 2020
The city of Toronto has signed an agreement with Local Motors by LM Industries to start a six- to 12-month autonomous shuttle pilot programme in spring 2021.

Latin America News

Contracts awarded to construct section of TransMilenio Avenida Ciudad de Cali corridor, Colombia 

October 17, 2020
Instituto de Desarrollo Urbano (IDU) has awarded contracts under four lots to construct the southern section of the Avenida Ciudad de Cali corridor, a corridor under the TransMilenio network.

Proposals received to supply buses in Santiago, Chile 

October 16, 2020
Chile’s Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications/ Ministerio de Transportes y Telecomunicaciones (MTT) has received 23 proposals across three batches to supply buses in Santiago.

Government of Mexico to invest in rail projects 

October 8, 2020
The Government of Mexico has announced plans to invest over MXN297 million in 39 projects in communications, transport, energy, water, and environmental projects

Bids received to appoint shadow operator for Mayan Train, Mexico 

October 7, 2020
Mexico’s National Tourism Promotion Fund/ Fondo Nacional de Fomento al Turismo (FONATUR), the developer of the Mayan Train project, has received bids from two consortia to appoint a shadow operator for the project.

Asia Pacific News

Construction of Jiaxing Tram begins; company incorporated for operations management, China [free access]

October 19, 2020
The construction of a tram network has commenced in Jiaxing.

Contract signed for construction of Morley–Ellenbrook Rail Line, Australia 

October 19, 2020
Laing O’Rourke-led MELConnx Consortium has signed a contract with the state government of Western Australia to construct the Morley–Ellenbrook rail line.

Government of Maharashtra approves Nagpur Broad Gauge Metro Project, India 

October 18, 2020
The state government of Maharashtra has approved plans to execute the Nagpur Broad Gauge Metro project, a broad-gauge metro network connecting Nagpur with the surrounding satellite towns.

MoUs signed for operations of buses in Lahore, Pakistan 

October 17, 2020
The state government of Punjab has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for the operations of buses in Lahore.

Europe News

Ridango to operate ticketing system in Klaipeda, Lithuania 

October 19, 2020
Estonia-based Ridango has secured a contract from Klaipeda Transport to operate and maintain the public transport ticketing system in Klaipeda for five years.

Tender launched for procurement of 200 EMUs for Munich S-Bahn, Germany [free access]

October 16, 2020
Deutsche Bahn (DB) Regio AG has launched a tender for the procurement of up to 200 electric multiple units (EMUs), including an option for 90 EMUs, that will be deployed on the S-Bahn network in Munich.

New rolling stock deployed on tram network in Zurich, Switzerland 

October 16, 2020
Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ), the public transport operator of Zürich, has deployed the first new Bombardier Flexity 2 tram on the tram network in Zürich.

Tender relaunched for tram–train procurement under VDV TramTrain project in Germany and Austria 

October 15, 2020
The transport operators of Germany and Austria have jointly relaunched a EUR4 billion tender to procure 504 tram–trains for their respective systems under the VDV TramTrain project.

Middle East & Africa News

Alstom completes supply and testing of Egypt Rail interlocking system, Egypt 

October 16, 2020
Alstom has completed the supply and testing of the new SIL4 electronic interlocking system.

Semaf to supply locomotives to Egyptian railways, Egypt 

October 14, 2020
The Egyptian Railway Authority (ERA) has awarded a contract to Semaf For Trading & Engineering Services to supply 100 locomotives that are to be deployed on its rail network.

Rehabilitation and reconstruction approved for south–north narrow-gauge railway, Nigeria 

October 8, 2020
Nigeria’s federal government has approved the rehabilitation and reconstruction of a narrow-gauge railway connecting Port Harcourt and the city of Maiduguri.

Salam electric train project timeline announced, Egypt 

October 3, 2020
Egypt’s Minister of Transportation has announced the timeline for the completion of the Salam electric train project.