All Business articles – Page 5

  • tn_in-delhi_metro_line_7_train_3_02.jpg
    News

    Masabi and Chalo target Indian transport ticketing market

    2018-04-19T06:00:00Z

    INDIA: A partnership to offer mobile fare collection and journey planning technology in the Indian market was announced by Masabi and Chalo on April 18. Indian journey planning and ticketing company Chalo (previously called Zophop) is to integrate UK-based mobile ticketing and software-as-a-service supplier Masabi’s Justride Mobile Ticketing SDK into ...

  • tn_fr-Lille-metro_01.jpg
    News

    Keolis restructures to meet ‘strategic challenges’

    2018-04-17T16:00:15Z

    KEOLIS: French transport group Keolis announced a ‘significant’ changes to its corporate structure and board on April 17, including the creation of a New Mobilities business unit. ‘Keolis needs to be able to improve its overall operational, environmental and financial performance, in order to offer its public transport authorities the ...

  • tn_uber_app.png
    Urban news

    Uber app to offer public transport tickets

    2018-04-12T08:54:11Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Mobile ticketing developer Masabi announced on April 11 that it has entered into a strategic partnership with on-demand taxi company Uber which would integrate public transport tickets into the Uber app. Once an agreement is reached with a public transport agency, users would be able to buy mobile ...

  • tn_ca-alstom_brampton_facility_opening.jpg
    News

    Alstom opens Canadian light rail vehicle factory

    2018-04-11T10:12:27Z

    CANADA: Alstom opened an assembly plant for light rail vehicles in Brampton, Ontario on April 10. The factory will be used to produce 61 light rail vehicles that Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area transport authority Metrolinx ordered in May 2017. The C$528m contract includes an option for up to ...

  • tn_jp-osaka_metro_co_logo_on_train.jpg
    News

    Osaka metro reform paves the way for investment drive

    2018-04-06T10:18:06Z

    JAPAN: The Osaka metro has been restructured from a public body to an arms-length company, with the city government’s Osaka Municipal Transportation Bureau becoming Osaka Metro Co on April 1. Former Panasonic executive Hideaki Kawai has been brought in as President of the new company, under changes pushed through by ...

  • The Route 2020 project will extend the Dubai Metro’s Red Line by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to the Expo 2020 site.
    Urban news

    Dubai Metro extension financial close

    2018-03-23T11:32:47Z

    UAE: Financial close for Phase 2 of the Route 2020 project to extend the Dubai Metro’s Red Line by 15 km from Nakheel Harbour & Tower to the Expo 2020 site was achieved on March 20. Banco Santander, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC Bank Middle East, Intesa Sanpaolo and Standard ...

  • Pweep has developed a mobile ticketing app with the aim of encouraging people to make more use of scheduled public transport by removing the complexity of local ticketing systems.
    Urban news

    Taking the complexity out of urban transport ticketing

    2018-03-08T07:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Paris-based start-up Pweep has developed a mobile ticketing app with the aim of encouraging people to make more use of scheduled public transport by removing the complexity of local ticketing systems. Pweep is targeted at casual users who don’t have a local operator’s smart card or app, and people ...

  • Organised by UITP, the IT-Trans trade show and conference takes place in Karlsruhe takes place on March 6-8, focusing on smart ticketing, back office support tools and emerging multimodal technology.
    Urban news

    Next-generation mobility tools on show

    2018-03-05T09:53:00Z

    With a focus on multimodality, the IT-Trans transport technology trade show returns to the Messe Karlsruhe exhibition complex on March 6-8, showcasing the latest advances in ticketing and passenger information systems. IT-Trans is both a trade show and a conference, covering 15 000 m 2 of floorspace, and ...

  • tn_fi-helsinki-variotram-hkl_01.jpg
    Urban news

    Helsinki opens its ticket retail interface to everyone

    2018-02-20T10:45:00Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki regional transport authority HSL is creating an open retail platform for single tickets intended to allow anyone in Finland or abroad to purchase single tickets for retail sale. The interface will be available at sales-api.hsl.fi. ‘We are building a highly innovative and advanced digital retail API’, explained Mari ...

  • tn_sg-cityscape-night_01.jpg
    News

    Final Singapore metro lines transferred to new concession model

    2018-02-16T07:00:00Z

    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority announced on February 14 that it had concluded discussions with SBS Transit for implementation of the government’s New Rail Financing Framework model on the North East Line and the Sengkang and Punggol peoplemovers. This completes the 10-year transition of the island’s entire rail network to the ...

  • Doha metro.
    News

    Qatar metro and light rail operating contract awarded

    2017-12-07T14:26:06Z

    QATAR: Public transport authority Qatar Rail has awarded the RKH Qitarat joint venture between a consortium of RATP Dev and Keolis (49%) and local construction, property and trading business Hamad Group (51%) a contract to operate and maintain the Doha metro and Lusail light rail networks. The contract awarded on ...

  • Helsinki transport authority HKL and Bombardier Transportation have reached an agreement which will see the 40 Variotrams withdrawn from service in the Finnish capital by the end of 2018.
    News

    Helsinki and Bombardier agree Variotram settlement

    2017-12-05T16:27:30Z

    FINLAND: Helsinki transport authority HKL and Bombardier Transportation have reached an agreement which will see the 40 Variotrams withdrawn from service in the Finnish capital by the end of 2018. The Variotrams were delivered by Adtranz (later Bombardier Transportation) in 1998-2003, but the track profiles and operating conditions on Helsinki’s ...

  • tn_uitp_logo.png
    News

    Uber and Citymapper become UITP members

    2017-12-04T12:08:34Z

    INTERNATIONAL: App-based services Uber and Citymapper are among the first members to join the International Association of Public Transport’s Digital Platforms category, UITP announced on December 4. UITP has created the new membership category specifically for online platforms that facilitate access to transport services on a business-to-business, business-to-customer or ...

  • tn_tram-painted-on-road_a6e604.jpg
    Urban news

    Chinese urban rail vehicle supplier set up

    2017-11-30T16:23:06Z

    CHINA: China Railway Group subsidiary China Railway Hi-Tech Industry Corp and Changzhou Tiansheng New Materials have announced their intent to establish a joint venture for the production of urban transport vehicles. China Railway New Rail Transit Vehicle Co is to have its main production facility in Changzhou National Hi-tech ...

  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has selected Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to design, supply and operate a multimodal fare payment system.
    Urban news

    MBTA’s CharlieCard to be replaced under PPP contract

    2017-11-21T15:33:04Z

    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has selected Cubic Transportation Systems and John Laing as preferred bidder for a PPP contract to design, supply and operate a multimodal fare payment system. This will include account-based ticketing with mobile and contactless bank card options, as well as dedicated fare media for those ...

  • Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transport Systems a three-year extension to its revenue collection services contract.
    Urban news

    Cubic touches in to extended London ticketing contract

    2017-11-17T11:58:28Z

    UK: Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transport Systems a three-year extension to its revenue collection services contract, which covers the operation and maintenance of the multi-modal Oyster smart card and contactless ticketing systems. The deal announced on November 16 is worth US$185m, and means that Cubic will now manage ...

  • tn_de-hannover_LRV_in_platform.jpg
    Urban news

    Hannover transport operator signs IT development agreement

    2017-11-16T14:40:37Z

    GERMANY: Hannover city transport operator Üstra and IVU Traffic Technologies have signed a co-operation agreement aimed at developing and testing software for public transport operators. IVU product developers would work on site with Üstra’s IT department to identify early needs and develop products. IVU says that working closely with ...

  • HaCon has become the majority shareholder of ticketing technology company Bytemark.
    Urban news

    HaCon takes majority stake in Bytemark

    2017-11-15T10:59:21Z

    USA: HaCon has become the majority shareholder of ticketing technology company Bytemark, having held a stake for two years. HaCon CEO Michael Frankenberg said this would provide New York-based Bytemark with ‘the leeway a start-up needs to get ideas off the ground.’ Announcing the deal on November 14, HaCon said ...

  • tn_tr-izmir_karsiyaka_line_2_01.jpg
    News

    Turkish rolling stock local content requirement published

    2017-11-13T15:24:18Z

    TURKEY: Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım published a notice on November 7 stipulating that all urban rail vehicles for Turkey must have at least 51% local content. This requirement covers metro trains, trams, light rail vehicles, funiculars and monorails, as well as cable cars. Last year the Ministry of Transport, ...

  • tn_uvz-r1-tram-innoprom2_01.jpg
    News

    Russia One tram abandoned

    2017-11-10T12:11:10Z

    RUSSIA: The Russia One tram will not go into series production, Rostec’s Director for Special Commissions Vasily Brovko said on November 8. The Russia One or R1 design was developed by the Uraltransmash tram manufacturing subsidiary of defence and rolling stock supplier Uralvagonzavod, in partnership with design agency OKB ...