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North America News

IO and Metrolinx issue RfQ for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Canada 

December 3, 2021
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RfQs) for the second Advance Tunnel Contract package on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

USDOT approves loan for Farley Building Transportation Project, US 

December 3, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) Build America Bureau has approved a USD606.7 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the New York State Urban Development Corporation/ Empire State Development for the construction of the Farley Building Transportation Project or the Moynihan Train Hall.

Gillig supplies battery-electric buses to Pierce Transit and GARTA, US 

December 3, 2021
The Pierce County Public Transportation Benefit Area Corporation (Pierce Transit) has added six 40-foot Gillig electric buses to its fleet.

Gateway Tunnel project secures final regulatory approval, US 

December 2, 2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued a permit to allow the construction of a tunnel and tracks through the Meadowlands and under the Hudson River under the Gateway Tunnel project.

Latin America News

CDMX government requests MXN4.5 billion to finance mobility projects, Mexico 

December 2, 2021
The Ciudad de México (CDMX)/ Government of Mexico City has requested an MXN4500 million debt to finance mobility projects in 2022.

Metrovías begins operating Buenos Aires metro rail network, Argentina 

December 2, 2021
Argentina-based Metrovías has begun operating the Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (SBASE) for Subte, the Buenos Aires metro rail network, under a contract secured in January 2021.

Quito Metro to issue global tender to appoint operator, Ecuador [free access]

December 2, 2021
Metro de Quito has announced plans to issue a global tender in 2022 to select an operator for its upcoming subway project.

Mexico–Toluca interurban train bridge contract awarded; works 70 per cent complete 

December 1, 2021
The Secretariat for Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) has awarded a contract to Spain-based OHL for the construction of an overhanging bridge for the Mexico–Toluca interurban train project.

Asia Pacific News

Construction to commence on multiple lines of Chengdu Metropolitan Railway in 2022, China 

December 6, 2021
Chengdu Rail Transit Group Company Limited has announced plans to commence construction on two lines of Chengdu Metropolitan Railway.

NRDC approves railway lines worth USD38.55 billion, China 

December 6, 2021
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NRDC) has approved the construction of a high-speed rail (HSR) line, a main railway line, and three metro lines in Wuxi.

Test runs to commence on Uttara–Agargaon stretch of Dhaka Metrorail, Bangladesh 

December 5, 2021
Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) has announced plans to commence test runs on the Uttara–Agargaon Metrorail line from December 12, 2021.

Operations commence on multiple bus lines in Jishou, China 

December 3, 2021
perations have commenced on four bus lines in Jishou City in China.

Europe News

Ebusco obtains EU safety approval for new buses, Netherlands 

December 6, 2021
Ebusco 3.0 buses have obtained the EU Vehicle Type Approval, which certifies that they meet EU safety, environmental, and production requirements.

Construction commences on Fehmarn rail and road tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany 

December 6, 2021
Femern Link Contractors (FLC) has commenced construction of the Fehmarn Belt rail and road tunnel connecting Denmark and Germany.

Systra Sotecni JV secures two work packages under SUMP for Roma, Italy 

December 6, 2021
The Systra Sotecni joint venture (JV), comprising Systra, Go Mobility, Architecna Engineering, VDP, and Cooperativa Poleis, has secured the Lots 4 and 5 work packages under the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) from Roma Servizi per la Mobilità Srl.

Solaris to supply electric buses and charging infrastructure to Zdunska Wola, Poland 

December 6, 2021
Solaris has secured a PLN10 million contract to supply four Urbino 12 electric buses and charging infrastructure to Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji.

Middle East & Africa News

UAE government launches UAE Railways Program 

December 5, 2021
The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched the UAE Railway Program under the ‘Projects of the 50’ scheme.

ENR signs agreement with Transmashholding to provide technical support, Egypt 

December 4, 2021
Egyptian National Railways (ENR) has signed an agreement with Transmashholding to provide technical support and supply spare parts for 1,300 new passenger coaches until 2033.

Golden Dragon delivers 90 buses to Zupco, Zimbabwe 

December 2, 2021
Xiamen Golden Dragon Bus has delivered 90 buses to the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Zupco).

NTA awards contract to manage Tel Aviv Metro, Israel 

December 1, 2021
NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System Limited has awarded a contract to the Egis Gadish consortium to manage the Tel Aviv Metro.