All Urban transport business articles

  • Masabi - Kyyti
    Urban news

    MaaS ticketing partnership

    2020-07-31T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Masabi and Helsinki-based Kyyti have announced a partnership to provide Mobility as a Service applications to transport agencies and operators. Masabi’s Justride SDK will be used to provide in-app ticketing functionality within Kyyti’s white label platform which supports MaaS and demand-responsive travel services, journey planning ...

  • UrbanThings suite
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    UrbanThings raises funding for smart mobility platform development

    2020-07-21T15:22:00Z

    UK: UrbanThings has raised a further £455 000 to support the development of its travel information, ticketing and customer insight platform, taking the total to £1·5m. ‘This fundraise will allow us to accelerate the development of our demand-responsive transit and smart mobility platform allowing transport operators ...

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    Spanish operators to collaborate on international rail projects

    2020-07-20T12:34:00Z

    SPAIN: National train operator RENFE and Barcelona urban transport undertaking TMB have signed an agreement to co-operate to provide consultancy and management services worldwide. This would include feasibility study, design and evaluation, staff training and operating services. The companies said they each have considerable international experience. ...

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    Škoda Transportation buys tram and bus maintenance business

    2020-07-14T10:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation has agreed to purchase Ostrava public transport operator Dopravní Podnik Ostrava’s tram and bus maintenance business Ekova Electric. The KC416·3m transaction announced on July 8 is expected to be completed next year. A centre of competence will be developed in the ...

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    ‘Look, book and pay’ integration

    2020-07-13T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: Fare payment technology company Cubic Transportation Systems and Intel’s journey planner development business Moovit are to co-operate to develop ‘look, book and pay’ technology for multi-modal journeys. The project builds on a partnership announced in January to integrate Moovit’s Mobility-as-a-Service APIs with Cubic’s Traveler app. ...

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    Fare collection inclusivity with payment at shops

    2020-07-06T05:00:00Z

    USA: Customers of transport operators which use Cubic Transportation Systems’ TouchPass digital ‘fare collection as a service’ platform will be able to add stored value to their ticketing accounts at local shops under a partnership agreement with payments technology company InComm. The agreement will enable transport ...

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    O-CITY joins Visa Ready for Transit to help drive contactless payment expansion

    2020-07-02T05:00:00Z

    TICKETING: BPC Banking Technologies’ transport payment division O-CITY has joined the Visa Ready for Transit programme, saying this will help to accelerate the global availability of its contactless payment technology and encourage the wider adoption of contactless payment. O-CITY’s contactless payment technology for bank cards, mobile ...

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    Contactless EMV ‘ticketing in a box’ launched

    2020-06-08T11:04:00Z

    TICKETING: Transport ticketing technology company Masabi and specialist payments company Littlepay have announced a partnership to offer ‘contactless EMV in a box’. This has been designed as a cost-effective and scalable ticketing platform to help facilitate the deployment of contactless payment across all modes of public transport ...

  • Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp,
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    Sumitomo invests in Manila LRT-1 concessionaire

    2020-06-02T06:00:00Z

    PHILIPPINES: Sumitomo Corp has indirectly acquired a 19∙2% stake in Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 operating concessionaire Light Rail Manila Corp, marking the Japanese company’s first investment in a southeast Asian passenger railway. The other LRMC shareholders are Metro Pacific Investments, AC Infrastructure Holdings ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Transport for London extends use of RISQS

    2020-06-02T04:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has extended its use of the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme, and now requires the RISQS for supplier selection across London Underground, Major Projects, the Elizabeth Line, London Overground, Trams and Docklands Light Railway. ‘By extending the use of RISQS for supplier ...

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    FTA clarifies restrictions on the use of federal funding for vehicle orders

    2020-05-12T12:31:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has published guidance intended to help transport agencies and vehicle manufacturers understand the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which imposes limits on the use of federal funding to procure rolling stock from manufacturers controlled by corporations based in certain ...

  • SMRT Trains and Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line.
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    Singapore CBTC services contract signed

    2020-05-06T14:09:00Z

    Source: A Fevrier/Alstom SINGAPORE: Operator SMRT Trains and supplier Alstom have signed a long-term services support agreement covering the Urbalis CBTC which provides driverless operation on the Circle Line. Alstom will provide spare parts, repairs, obsolescence management and technical support until 2035 under the deal, ...

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    Boston fare collection contract changes approved

    2020-05-04T06:01:00Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal Management Control Board has approved changes to the public-private partnership contract for a consortium of Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing to modernise its fare collection systems. MBTA said the amendments would ensure ‘an achievable and enforceable schedule’ ...

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    Account-based ticketing should not always mean EMV

    2020-04-30T06:00:00Z

    The coming years will be defined by a migration of automated fare collection systems to some form of account-based ticketing, says Jean-Philippe Wolyniec , Chair of the Marketing Working Group at the OSPT Alliance industry association. But while the level of convenience offered by bank card acceptance is high, operators ...

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    BART increases opportunities for small businesses

    2020-04-24T06:00:00Z

    USA: San Francisco Bay Area metro operator BART says it is taking ‘unprecedented steps’ to increase the opportunities available to small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. ‘We are actively soliciting as many small businesses as possible to help us with essential work’ said Fei Liu of ...

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    Singapore to build Integrated Train Testing Centre

    2020-04-21T10:36:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded GS Engineering Construction Corp a S$639·5m contract to design and build an Integrated Train Testing Centre. LTA said this would be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, and ‘the cornerstone of Singapore’s strategy to sustain rail ...

  • Amsterdam
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    Amsterdam chooses HASTUS planning software

    2020-03-23T06:00:00Z

    Amsterdam NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam city transport operator GVB has selected GIRO’s HASTUS software to support all its network and service planning, crew and vehicle scheduling, and operations management, including the integration of electric buses into its fleet. GVB has almost 5 000 employees and operates 203 ...

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    Sydney Metro West project management consultant appointed

    2020-03-06T15:25:00Z

    AUSTRALIA: Turner Townsend was appointed to provide project management services for the A$6·4bn Sydney Metro West project on March 5. The contract includes capital, operating and maintenance cost planning as well as risk and schedule management for the 24 km of twin underground tunnels ...

  • Aachen
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    Cubic awarded Aachen ticketing contract

    2020-03-05T11:11:00Z

    GERMANY: Aachen transport association AVV has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract worth more than US$3m to supply and maintain a multimodal ticketing system in the regions of Aachen, Düren, and Heinsberg. Mobile ticketing, an internet shop, and customer service portal are to be implemented by ...

  • IT Trans 2020
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    IT-Trans event postponed owing to coronavirus concerns

    2020-03-02T10:16:00Z

    GERMANY: ‘In light of the extreme circumstances’ arising from the global spread of the coronavirus, the International Association of Public Transport and Messe Karlsruhe have ‘with regret but determination’ postponed the IT-Trans transport technology conference and exhibition which was due to be held on March 3-6. ...