All Business articles – Page 6

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    San Diego MTS keeps playing the naming rights game


    USA: San Diego Metropolitan Transit System announced a naming rights deal for the Green Line on October 19. The 38 km route with 27 stops will be known as the Sycuan Green Line as part of the deal with Sycuan Casino. MTS says that the agreement would generate up ...

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    Shell to acquire electric vehicle charging provider


    EUROPE: Shell announced on October 12 that it has signed an agreement to buy electric vehicle charging provider NewMotion. NewMotion operates 30 000 private electric charging points for homes and businesses in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK. It also provides access to a network of 50 000 ...

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    CRRC’s Springfield factory opens as Boston Orange Line cars on test


    USA: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker officially opened the CRRC MA rolling stock assembly plant in Springfield on October 12. The $95m plant and test track has been built to fulfil a contractual requirement for 60% domestic content in the metro cars that the Chinese manufacturer is supplying to Massachusetts ...

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    Navya plans US production of autonomous shuttles


    USA: Keolis Transit America used the APTA Expo in Atlanta on October 8-11 to demonstrate the potential for autonomous bus shuttles to be used for ‘last mile’ public transport in urban and suburban applications. The vehicle carried passengers within a demonstration zone in the main exhibition hall of the ...

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    SMRT to run Thomson-East Coast Line


    SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has selected SMRT for the initial contract to operate and maintain the Thomson-East Coast Line, the authority confirmed on September 15. Running from Woodlands in the north to Sungai Bedok in the east, the 43 km L-shaped route serving 31 stations is expected to open in ...

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    FTA launches clearing house to support joint vehicle procurement


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has launched a Joint Procurement Clearinghouse where transport agencies can share information about their rail vehicle, bus and ferry requirements. A requirement of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the clearing house is intended to help agencies find partners who are interested in pooling resources ...

  • RZD International and Lung Lo Construction Corp are to explore the feasibility of building a light rail line in Ho Chi Minh City.
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    Ho Chi Minh City light rail memorandum signed


    VIETNAM: Russian Railways’ engineering business RZD International and local company Lung Lo Construction Corp plan to establish a joint working group to explore the feasibility of building a proposed Tân Tạo – Linh Đông light rail line in Ho Chi Minh City. This follows the signing on September 8 ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Systra announced on August 31 that it had completed the acquisition of International Bridge Technologies. This will enable the consultancy to establish ‘a global bridge centre of excellence’ that will offer specialist design expertise. This is Systra’s first acquisition in a specific engineering discipline, marking a significant strategic move, the ...

  • Alstom, IDRO and IRICO have signed an agreement defining terms for the potential formation of a rolling stock manufacturing joint venture

    Alstom plans Iranian urban rail rolling stock joint venture


    IRAN: Alstom, Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran and Iranian Rail Industries Development Co signed an agreement on July 23 defining the terms for the potential formation of a joint venture to produce urban and suburban rolling stock in Iran. This builds on a memorandum of understanding signed by ...

  • A joint venture of Keolis and Downer EDI now operates bus and ferry services in Newcastle, New South Wales.
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    Keolis Downer takes over operation of Newcastle transport network


    AUSTRALIA: A joint venture of French public transport operator Keolis and infrastructure services company Downer EDI took over the operation of bus and ferry services in Newcastle, New South Wales, on July 1. According to Keolis, this is the ‘first multimodal transport system to be operated by a private operator ...

  • BHEL and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have signed an agreement for the production of metro rolling stock.

    BHEL and Kawasaki sign metro rolling stock agreement


    INDIA: BHEL and Kawasaki Heavy Industries signed a technology collaboration agreement on June 29 covering the manufacture of stainless steel metro cars and bogies. Under the agreement, design, engineering and manufacturing facilities are to be established at BHEL’s Indian site using Japanese technology. BHEL says that the agreement ...

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    Six start-ups to work with Transport for London on open-data innovation


    UK: Six start-ups have been chosen to work with Transport for London under the Nitrous innovation accelerator that aims to reduce congestion, encourage public transport use and promote walking and cycling. Nitrous has been developed by the Tech City Ventures network. It aims to help start-ups better support public-sector ...

  • An autonomous shuttle supplied by Navya would be tested at the transport laboratory.
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    Trapeze to open public transport research lab


    SWITZERLAND: Trapeze has established a subsidiary called AMoTech, which is to open a centre of competence for research into autonomous mobility. The Public Transport Lab in Neuhausen would be used to conduct tests of autonomous vehicles, including a self-driving shuttle supplied by Navya. The aim of these tests would ...

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    Porsche to buy PTV Group


    GERMANY: PTV Planung Transport Verkehr announced on June 7 that it is being acquired by Porsche Automobil Holding for €300m, subject to regulatory approval. Karlsruhe-based PTV Group supplies software for transport planning, management and logistics. It employs more than 700 people across 20 offices. ‘PTV Group operates at ...

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    Seoul metro operators merge


    SOUTH KOREA: The merger of the two city-owned metro operators in Seoul took effect on May 31. The new Seoul Metro is formed of Seoul Metro Corp — which previously operated lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 — and Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corp, which operated lines 5, 6, ...

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    Strukton forms Chinese joint venture


    CHINA: Strukton Rolling Stock signed a joint venture agreement on May 31 with Jinan-based Rnomac Group subsidiary SiCC Co, which specialises in the manufacture of semiconductor materials. The joint venture, named Shandong SRCC Rail Transport Technology Co, aims to supply traction equipment and railway systems for the Chinese market. ...

  • GlobalPlatform has published a technical framework designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing Alliance and mobile operators' organisation GSMA which aims to ensure that interoperable mobile ticketing is brought to market efficiently and securely.
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    Mobile ticketing technology framework published


    TICKETING: Embedded applications industry association GlobalPlatform has published a technical framework designed in collaboration with the Smart Ticketing Alliance and mobile operators' organisation GSMA which aims to ensure that interoperable mobile ticketing is brought to market efficiently and securely. GlobalPlatform Systems End-to-End Simplified Service Management Framework Transport v1.0.0 specifies the ...

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    SBS Transit and ST Kinetics sign MoU


    SINGAPORE: ST Kinetics has entered the rail sector with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on April 26 with SBS Transit, which operates two metro lines and two light metro lines in Singapore. The two parties have entered a strategic partnership to collaborate on rail maintenance and engineering, ...

  • Transport for London has signed a five-year deal for TSBA Group to manage its international brand licensing programme.

    Transport for London appoints TSBA to license its brand


    UK: Transport for London has signed a five-year deal for TSBA Group to manage its international brand licensing programme in return for a percentage of royalties from licensing deals that it negotiates. The TfL licensing programme is to be formally launched at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas on May 23-25. ...

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    Thales acquires Guavus


    ANALYTICS: Thales announced on April 28 that it had signed an agreement to acquire big data analytics company Guavus. The acquisition is worth up to US$215m and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Guavus also has offices in Montréal ...