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  • Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement.
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    Keolis joins Greentown Labs startup incubator

    2020-02-19T06:00:00Z

    USA: Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement. The Greentown campus in Somerville, Massachusetts, offers startup companies resources including prototyping and wet lab space, shared offices, a machine shop and an electronics lab. It ...

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    Fast-charge battery development funded

    2020-02-18T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: The development of fast-charge lithium-ion batteries to power catenary-free trams is among the projects which have been awarded A$11m of government funding under a programme to develop the national minerals sector. The A$5m tram battery project brings together the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research ...

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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 ...

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    OMNY contactless payment rollout continues in New York

    2020-02-11T11:19:00Z

    Cubic Transportation systems demonstrated OMNY readers at the Transport Ticketing Global event in London US: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to include Subway lines 2, 5 and 6 in the Bronx by the end of February. ...

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    UCL to build station simulation laboratory

    2020-02-10T16:29:00Z

    UK: University College London has announced plans to build a laboratory in the London Borough of Barking Dagenham, which will be used to simulate the movement of people on large-scale environments such as stations. The Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory will consist of a 14 m ...

  • Porto is to begin the rollout of contactless ticketing this year.
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    Porto to introduce contactless ticketing this year

    2020-02-05T09:49:00Z

    PORTUGAL: Porto is to begin the rollout of contactless ticketing this year, enabling holders of EMV bank cards to touch a validator and travel without needing to use the local Andante smart card. The TIP group of transport operators is working with Visa CyberSource, financial services ...

  • The first customer for Cubic Interactive is Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works.
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    Cubic Interactive aims to incentivise public transport use

    2020-02-04T06:00:00Z

    LOYALTY: Cubic Transportation Systems has launched a loyalty platform which is designed to enable transport agencies to incentivise the use of public transport, to reward passengers for engaging with advertising in transport apps and to encourage travel outside the peaks. The first customer for Cubic Interactive ...

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    Torino starts self-driving shuttle trials

    2020-02-03T12:09:00Z

    ITALY: The city of Torino has started trials for its first self-driving shuttle programme. The trial will last for four months and will provide transport services within the United Nations International Training Center’s ILO campus in the city. The Olli electric vehicles are supplied by ...

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    Pune Metro achieves financial closure

    2020-02-03T10:57:00Z

    INDIA: Maharashtra Metro Corp has secured financing for its Pune Metro line from AFD France and the European Investment Bank. The international investors will co-finance the debt of the project, estimated at Rs58·3bn. The total value of the project is estimated at Rs113·2bn. The loans ...

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    Qatar orders self-driving electric shuttles

    2020-01-31T12:54:00Z

    QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The partnership will deliver 35 autonomous, electric ID. BUZZ AD cars capable of carrying up to four passengers, as well ...

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    Indra completes Amsterdam ticket machine deployment

    2020-01-31T06:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Indra has completed the development and deployment of more than 130 Mova Collect ticket vending machines across Amsterdam’s metro, tram and bus networks. The supplier adapted its Mova Collect range to suit city transport operator’s GVB user-focused conceptual design proposal, and ...

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    Collaboration to drive open ticketing standards

    2020-01-30T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A joint programme which aims to drive the adoption of open ticketing standards, reduce market fragmentation and prevent vendor lock-in was announced by the Calypso Networks Association and OSPT Alliance at the Transport Ticketing Global conference in London on January 28. Three working groups have ...

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    Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing on test

    2020-01-29T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A Check-in/Be-out bus ticketing system with a best price guarantee is being tested by the Osnabrück municipal bus operator’s staff ahead of passenger use. Travellers check-in to the bus by swiping in the local public transport app VOSpilot to obtain a QR code travel authorisation. ...

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    Warszawa trams to have ultracapacitors

    2020-01-28T11:09:00Z

    POLAND: Medcom has selected Skeleton Technologies to supply energy storage systems as part of the traction packages that it is supplying for the next generation of Warszawa trams.

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    Cost, time, convenience and carbon emissions to be included in journey planner

    2020-01-28T06:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National train operator Vy Group has appointed SkedGo to build a multimodal journey planner covering Scandinavia. Users will be able to tailor their trips according to personal preferences, emphasising cost, time, convenience or lowest carbon emissions. It will be possible to make searches based on ...

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    Bus Open Data Service to be launched

    2020-01-23T06:00:00Z

    UK: The government has announced plans to launch a Bus Open Data Service with the aim of making it easier for passengers to access information on bus routes, timetables, location and fares in England. The project will standardise and publish information which bus operators will be ...

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    New York MTA awards 8th Avenue corridor CBTC contract

    2020-01-21T09:06:00Z

    Source: Joseph Calisi USA: New York MTA has awarded LK Comstock Co a $245·8m contract to install Siemens Mobility Communications-Based Train Control, and undertake other equipment enhancements on the 8th Avenue subway corridor. The contract announced on January 13 covers the local ...

  • Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line
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    Free wi-fi goes live on Delhi airport metro line

    2020-01-21T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: Delhi Metro Rail Corp has launched passenger wi-fi on the Airport Express Line, providing ‘seamless and free internet connectivity’. The operator said it was now one of a small number worldwide to offer free wi-fi connectivity on underground metro trains. The technology was provided ...

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority fare payment system.
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    Boston revises fare collection modernisation plan

    2020-01-16T06:00:00Z

    USA: Following ‘critical feedback from riders, advocates and policymakers’, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has announced a revised Fare Transformation programme which it said would combine ‘meaningful improvements’ to existing payment systems with a phased approach to the deployment of a new system ‘that better represents the needs ...

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    Cubic and Moovit announce Mobility-as-a-Service co-operation

    2020-01-15T06:00:00Z

    TECHNOLOGY: Fare collection technology company Cubic Transportation Systems and travel software developer Moovit have signed a strategic agreement for further collaboration in the Mobility-as-a-Service market, including integration of Moovit’s multimodal trip planning with Cubic’s mobile payment and ticketing capabilities. This will provide a platform offering service alerts, ...