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  • 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, ...

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    AirTrain JFK peoplemover contract renewed

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: Port Authority of New York New Jersey has renewed Bombardier Transportation’s contract to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK peoplemover at John F Kennedy International Airport. The contract announced on December 30 is worth $309m over five years. Bombardier was part of ...

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    Five predictions for the UK transport sector in 2020

    2020-01-02T08:00:00Z

    Rabih Arzouni, Chief Technology Officer of Transport at Fujitsu UK, shares his five predictions for what we could expect from the British transport sector in 2020

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    PayPal travel payment now available in the Rhein-Main region

    2020-01-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport users in Rhein-Main transport authority RMV’s ticketing region can now pay for travel using PayPal, which has been integrated into the RMV app and back office system supplied by Cubic Transportation Systems. Weekly and monthly passes can also now be purchased through a ...

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    Škoda and Sinara establish vehicle joint venture

    2019-12-18T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Škoda Transportation and Sinara Group have signed an agreement to establish a 50:50 joint venture for the production of metro trains, trams and trolleybuses. The joint venture, branded Sinara-Škoda will be headquartered in St Petersburg. ‘Russia is a huge and promising market in which we ...

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    ABB targets battery traction applications

    2019-11-29T08:00:00Z

    Traction equipment supplier ABB has inaugurated a battery production facility in Switzerland to support decarbonisation initiatives. Hans Weigum reports from Baden.

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    Ground-level electric bus recharging system presented

    2019-09-27T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Alstom has unveiled a pilot installation of its SRS ground-based recharging system for electric buses in front of the University of Malaga’s School of Industrial Engineering. Based on the supplier’s established recharging technology for trams, this is designed to provide a safe ...

  • Singapore non-fare business concessions awarded
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    Singapore non-fare business concessions awarded

    2019-08-30T07:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has awarded two contracts for non-fare revenue operations on the future Thomson-East Coast Line. The 16-year concessions are due to begin when the line opens in 2024. The advertising concession has been awarded to Hong Kong-based Asiaray Connect, which is to pay ...

  • John Holland is part of the consortium that operates the existing Sydney metro line.
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    RATP Dev enters Australian market with John Holland partnership

    2019-07-29T15:18:29Z

    AUSTRALIA: RATP Dev and John Holland have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly bid for operations and maintenance contracts for the Sydney Metro West and Sydney Metro Greater West projects. RATP Dev expects to open an office in Sydney to serve as its headquarters for Australia & ...

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    Ireka and CRRC form urban transport joint venture

    2019-07-29T07:00:00Z

    MALAYSIA: Ireka Corp and CRRC Urban Traffic (Europe) have formed a 51:49 joint venture to pursue opportunities in the rail, urban transport, logistics, trading and construction sectors in Malaysia and across the Southeast Asia region This would include the sale, installation and ongoing support of urban transport products including ...

  • Improving reliability of the New York Subway is a core aim of the restructuring. Other objectives include reducing major project costs and delivering on investment programmes including rolling stock renewal.
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    ‘Historic’ restructuring of New York MTA approved

    2019-07-26T14:42:47Z

    USA: A landmark restructuring of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was approved at a board meeting on July 24. The ‘historic reorganisation’ is the first such effort since MTA was established in 1968. Developed internally with input from consultancy firm Alix Partners, the plans focus on centralising ...

  • Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system.
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    Jorudan integrates Masabi mobile ticketing

    2019-07-03T13:20:13Z

    JAPAN: Masabi’s Justride SDK mobile ticketing purchasing platform has been integrated with the Jorudan journey planning and travel booking system, which has more than 10 million users throughout Japan. The initial deployment covers Syoei Express Bus Co services, with passengers able to buy tickets directly from Jorudan’s Norikae Annai app ...

  • Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles.
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    Bergen aims to be the electric bus capital of the Nordic region

    2019-07-03T07:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles. Keolis has operated the city’s tramway since 2020, and has now won its first bus contract in Norway. The NKr280m/year Bergen Central contract ...

  • Bombardier Transportation is to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport.
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    SFO AirTrain operating contract awarded

    2019-07-02T12:26:00Z

    USA: The City & County of San Francisco has awarded Bombardier Transportation a new contract to operate and maintain the SFO AirTrain automated peoplemover at San Francisco International Airport. The contract is worth $220m over 10 years, and has an option for an additional five years. Bombardier supplied the SFO ...

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    Transmashholding reveals new metro car design

    2019-06-26T09:06:04Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding presented a mock-up of its latest metro car design at the SmartTransport trade show that took place in St Petersburg on June 19-21. The ‘Metro 2020’ bodyshell features ‘innovative and super-technological’ aerodynamic characteristics as well as wider doors and an improved cab configuration. TMH subsidiary OEVRZ ...

  • Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California.
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    Bombardier to open assembly plant in California

    2019-06-17T14:00:00Z

    USA: Bombardier Transportation announced on June 14 that it is opening an assembly plant in Pittsburg, California. The first vehicles to be assembled at the new factory will be the Fleet of the Future metro cars that Bombardier is supplying for the BART network serving San Francisco. Intended to ...

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    Engineering and maintenance MoU signed in Singapore

    2019-06-17T09:03:29Z

    SINGAPORE: Metro operators SBS Transit and SMRT Trains signed a memorandum of understanding with ST Engineering on June 17 to share maintenance and engineering knowledge. The three-year agreement allows the parties to explore various areas for collaboration that would add depth and breadth to their maintenance and engineering expertise. ...

  • Hyundai Rotem expects to assemble at least 40% of the trams at a new factory in Poland.
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    Hyundai Rotem plans Polish factory as it signs Warszawa tram contract

    2019-06-13T09:27:43Z

    POLAND: Hyundai Rotem has signed a contract to supply up to 213 trams to Warszawa. Operator Tramwaje Warszawskie says that the order, announced on June 12, is the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The base order includes 123 fully low-floor trams to be delivered by the end ...

  • Hyundai Rotem has previously supplied trams to cities in Turkey including Antalya.
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    Hyundai Rotem to develop hydrogen fuel cell tram

    2019-06-11T13:12:38Z

    SOUTH KOREA: Hyundai Rotem has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hyundai Motor’s Mabuchi Research Institute for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell tram. The agreement announced on June 10 would see Hyundai Motor, which already has hydrogen fuel cell cars and buses in its portfolio, supply fuel ...