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    Information displays and text-to-speech buttons at tram and bus stops

    2020-06-29T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Braunschweig transport association Regionalverband Großraum Braunschweig has selected Teleste Corp and its local subsidiary iqu Systems to supply passenger information systems for all tram stops and selected bus stops across the city. Under the contract to be completed by March 2022, Teleste will supply 243 ...

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    Dashboard to help passengers ‘travel smarter’ in Chicago

    2020-06-18T05:00:00Z

    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has launched an ridership information dashboard to help passengers avoid travelling at the busiest times during the coronavirus pandemic. CTA and the Chicago Department of Public Health have set capacity limits of 15 passengers on a standard bus and 22 on an ...

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    Transport for London studies bus driver coronavirus infections

    2020-05-29T05:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has asked University College London’s Institute of Health Equity to provide independent advice as part of a study to better understand the pattern of coronavirus infections and deaths among London’s bus workers. The first part of the study will review TfL’s operational ...

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    UK government aims to ‘permanently change’ transport use as tram and bus funding announced

    2020-05-27T09:30:00Z

    Source: Tony Miles UK: ‘We must plan our route to recovery’, said Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps at the government’s daily coronavirus briefing on May 23, when he announced £283m of funding ‘to ensure that more buses, trams and light rail networks return ...

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    Urban transport industry news round-up

    2020-05-27T05:00:00Z

    Bombardier Transportation has delivered the 200th Flexity Berlin tram to operator BVG, which has so far ordered a total of 231 in four variants. ‘The Flexity Berlin tram was developed in close co-operation with BVG. The result is a reliable, air-conditioned and barrier-free accessible tram ...

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    Transport for London to receive emergency funding

    2020-05-15T15:58:00Z

    UK: The government has agreed to provide a grant of £1·095bn and a loan of £505m from the Public Works Loan Board to support continuity of operations at Transport for London. In return for the package of support running to October 17 which was agreed on ...

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    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-05-06T06:00:00Z

    EBRD is to provide Georgia with a €75m sovereign loan to finance Tbilisi metro tunnel and depot modernisation works, the procurement of 40 metro cars to encourage model shift from cars, and on-the-job training opportunities to promote the employment of women. This is the first project ...

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    Electric buses enter service in Amsterdam

    2020-05-01T06:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam transport operator GVB put electric buses into service on Route 22 on April 21, with routes 15, 61 and 222 to follow. The ambition of the local authorities forming the Amsterdam Transport Region is to have all public transport services be zero emissions by ...

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    Praha backs bus electrification plan

    2020-04-20T06:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Praha city council has approved proposals to electrify the most congested bus routes. The plan has been put forward by operator DP Praha with the aim of meeting national and EU commitments to transition towards zero or low emission transport. Projects to be undertaken ...

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    Trolleybuses switch to fuel-cell operation

    2020-04-13T06:00:00Z

    LATVIA: Commissioning of a hydrogen refueling point in early March enabled Riga operator Rīgas Satiksme to begin operating its fleet of 10 Solaris Trollino trolleybuses on fuel-cell power from March 24. Together with diesel trolley hybrids, they have allowed conversion of bus Route 40, the city’s ...

  • A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group
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    Urban Transport Group details Covid-19 challenges

    2020-04-09T05:00:00Z

    UK: A briefing document setting out the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on public transport authorities has been published by the Urban Transport Group, which represents transport bodies in London, the West Midlands, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Tyne Wear, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City ...

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    Urban transport news round-up

    2020-04-01T06:00:00Z

    EBRD intends to appoint a consultancy to undertake a feasibility study to determine the scope and viability of plans to modernise the Almaty trolleybus network. The city envisages the acquisition of 200 hybrid trolleybuses to replacing the existing deteriorating fleet, provide vehicles for new routes should ...

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    Köln and Wuppertal operators order 25 hydrogen buses

    2020-03-12T13:54:00Z

    GERMANY: Local operators Regionalverkehr Köln and Wuppertaler Stadtwerkehas have jointly ordered 25 Urbino 12 hydrogen-powered buses from Solaris for delivery from 2021. The 25 vehicles will cost €650 000 each. Wuppertal will use 10, with the other 15 serving Köln. The buses will be equipped ...

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    Barcelona introduces 105 smart buses

    2020-03-06T15:33:00Z

    SPAIN: MAN Truck Bus announced it had completed delivery of 105 Lion‘s City buses to Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona on March 5. Ordered under a €37·7m fleet renewal contract signed in 2019, the vehicles will operate on most routes. All were delivered between December ...

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    Cost savings unlock $64m in FTA grants for Texas and Florida

    2020-03-02T15:50:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration approved grant funding totalling $64·2m for three project promoters on February 28. The funds are part of the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants programme which rewards transport authorities for delivering investment projects under budget and ahead of schedule by allowing them to ...

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    Madrid invests €35m in electric bus fleet

    2020-02-20T16:15:00Z

    The latest version of the Tecnobús Gulliver SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal transport company EMT has put out a €35m tender for the purchase of 50 electric buses. The winning bidder must deliver all vehicles between September 1 and December 18 of this year. Describing the ...

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    Goiânia on-demand minibuses complete first year

    2020-02-20T10:55:00Z

    BRAZIL: Latin America’s on-demand shuttle ride service completed a year of operation on February 18, having carried 80 000 passengers. The CityBus 2.0 project launched in Goiás’ state capital Goiânia in February 2019 with 15 minibuses covering 11 neighbourhoods, before expanding to a fleet of 40 ...

  • Alstom has delivered 12 of its first Aptis battery electric buses to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois
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    Aptis electric buses ready to launch in Strasbourg

    2020-02-14T16:26:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has delivered 12 of its first Aptis battery electric buses to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois for use on Route H which is scheduled to launch on February 24. The 3·2 km route with 10 stops will connect the main station ...

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    EBRD finances Sarajevo transport modernisation

    2020-02-14T11:19:00Z

    BOSNIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction Development signed €35m in loans to improve public transport in Sarajevo on February 5. A €20m loan will be used to modernise the 19·5 km tramway, which EBRD said has had no major improvements in decades. This will ...

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    Cluj-Napoca trolleybuses enter service

    2020-02-12T10:13:00Z

    ROMANIA: Compania de Transport Public Cluj-Napoca put 25 Solaris Bus Coach trolleybuses into revenue service on February 4. A further 25 of the Trollino 18 trolleybuses have been delivered under the 115m złoty contract. These are currently awaiting registration ahead of the opening of ...