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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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    Google and TfL sign card-reader sponsorship deal

    2020-03-02T10:10:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has announced a £2m partnership with Google to rebrand its Oyster and contactless card-readers on buses and stations with branded G Pay ones – the first deal of this kind since the card-readers’ introduction in 2004. The one-year sponsorship covers the replacement ...

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    Keolis moves UK headquarters from London to Cardiff

    2020-02-24T09:22:00Z

    UK: Keolis Group CEO Patrick Jeantet, UK CEO Alistair Gordon and the Welsh Government’s Minister for International Relations Eluned Morgan officially opened the international transport group’s UK headquarters at Callaghan Square in Cardiff on February 21. All UK headquarters functions are being ...

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    SmartRail Europe attracts global rail professionals

    2020-02-19T10:47:00Z

    EVENTS: A cross-section of Europe’s most senior rail professionals will come together in Roma in May at SmartRail Europe, a bespoke conference organised by Railway Gazette Events and supported by Italian national infrastructure manager RFI and the European Union research body Shift2Rail. SmartRail Europe features a ...

  • 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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    Transport security professionals to gather in Miami this June

    2020-02-12T16:58:00Z

    EVENTS: Security specialists from across the sector will meet at the Transport Security Congress on June 8-10 2020, to be hosted at the Miami Marriott Marquis hotel. The event is a partnership between DVV Media International Ltd and the Port of Miami, with a comprehensive agenda ...