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North America News


Thales to provide signalling for Confederation Line extension in Ottawa, Canada 

June 17, 2019
Thales has secured a contract from East-West Connectors to provide its SelTrac Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system for the Confederation Line extension.

Proterra to supply five electric buses in Charlotte, US 

June 17, 2019
Proterra has received an order for five 10.6-metre (35-foot) Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kilowatt (kW) plug-in charging systems from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina.

New Flyer to supply buses in Albuquerque and Baltimore, US 

June 14, 2019
The City of Albuquerque and the City of Albuquerque Transit Department (ABQ RIDE) have exercised an option for the supply of an additional 10 18.3-metre (60-foot), clean-diesel Xcelsior heavy-duty buses from New Flyer of America Incorporated (New Flyer).

MARTA board approves sequencing of projects in More MARTA Atlanta programme, US 

June 14, 2019
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) board of directors has approved the sequencing of the transit projects under the More MARTA Atlanta programme.



Latin America News


Bogotá invites proposals to procure over 500 electric buses [free access]

June 14, 2019
The city government of Bogotá has invited proposals in five lots to supply 594 electric buses for TransMilenio, the bus rapid transit (BRT) system of the city.

BYD to supply 183 electric buses for Red, Chile 

June 12, 2019
China-based BYD has secured a contract from Chile’s Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications (MTT) to supply 183 electric buses for Red Metropolitana de Movilidad (Red; formerly known as Transantiago).

CRRC, Temoinsa consortium manufacture first train for São Paulo commuter rail Line 3, Brazil 

June 7, 2019
A consortium of China-based CRRC Qingdao Sifang (CRRC) and a Brazil-based subsidiary of Spain-based Temoinsa has manufactured the first train to be deployed on Line 13 of the commuter rail network of São Paulo.

São Paulo Metro Line 2 extension plan revised, Brazil 

June 5, 2019
The state government of São Paulo has revised the plan to extend Line 2 (Green Line) of São Paulo Metro.



Asia Pacific News


Kerala Government approves Kochi Metro Phase 1B extension, India [free access]

June 14, 2019
The state government of Kerala has approved the revised detailed project report (DPR) to extend Phase 1B of Kochi Metro.

Jakarta LRT Phase I trial operations begin, Indonesia 

June 13, 2019
PT LRT Jakarta has commenced trial on Phase I of Jakarta light rail transit (LRT) system.

Four bidders shortlisted for Almaty LRT project, Kazakhstan 

June 12, 2019
The city government of Almaty/ Almaty Akimat has selected four consortia to develop the second phase of the light rail transit (LRT) system in Almaty on a public–private partnership (PPP) basis.

VEB to fund Tashkent metro rolling stock, Uzbekistan 

June 12, 2019
The National Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Foreign Economic Activity has signed a EUR28 million loan agreement with the Vnesheconombank (VEB), a Russian development bank for the purchase of rolling stock for Tashkent Metro’s Sergili Line.



Europe News


Keolis to operate public transport in French Riviera Urban Community from July 2019, France 

June 17, 2019
Keolis has secured a contract from the French Riviera Urban Community to manage and operate the public transport network in the region, which is branded ‘Zest’.

Keolis selected as preferred operator for Paris Tramway Line T9, France 

June 17, 2019
Île-de-France Mobilités has selected Keolis to operate the upcoming Paris Tramway Line T9.

Ramnicu Valcea deploys contactless bank cards on buses, Romania 

June 17, 2019
The municipality of Râmnicu Vâlcea has deployed contactless bank cards on the buses operated by ETA S.A., a local public transport operator in Râmnicu Vâlcea.

PK TS to supply 15 trams in Ulan-Ude, Russia 

June 17, 2019
PK Transportnye Systemy (PK TS) has secured a RUB498 million contract to supply 15 trams of the Lionet model in Ulan-Ude, Russia.



Middle East & Africa News


China donates 100 buses to Mozambique 

June 15, 2019
The Government of China has donated 100 buses manufactured by China-based Zhongtong Bus to Mozambique. Each bus has a capacity for 40 passengers.

Dodoma commuter rail feasibility study contract awarded, Tanzania 

June 14, 2019
A consortium of Spain-based Ardanuy Ingenieria, India-based Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats, and South Korea-based Soosung Engineering has secured a EUR2.50 million contract from Tanzania Railways Corporation to conduct a feasibility study and to undertake preliminary design works to develop a commuter rail network in Dodoma.

Alstom begins delivery of Rabat– Salé tramway LRVs, Morocco 

June 13, 2019
France-based Alstom has delivered two of the 22 light rail vehicles (LRVs) to be deployed on the Rabat–Salé tramway network under a contract secured in September 2017.

Volvo to supply 373 Euro-6 buses to Dubai, UAE 

June 12, 2019
Sweden-based Volvo Buses and its UAE-based importer Famco Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co. (Famco) have secured an AED474 million contract from Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to supply 373 buses to Dubai.