GERMANY: Local operators Regionalverkehr Köln and Wuppertaler Stadtwerkehas have jointly ordered 25 Urbino 12 hydrogen-powered buses from Solaris for delivery from 2021.
SPAIN: MAN Truck & Bus announced it had completed delivery of 105 Lion‘s City buses to Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona on March 5.
USA: The Federal Transit Administration approved grant funding totalling $64·2m for three project promoters on February 28.
SPAIN: Madrid’s municipal transport company EMT has put out a €35m tender for the purchase of 50 electric buses.
BRAZIL: Latin America’s on-demand shuttle ride service completed a year of operation on February 18, having carried 80 000 passengers.
FRANCE: Alstom has delivered 12 of its first Aptis battery electric buses to Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois for use on Route H which is scheduled to launch on February 24.
BOSNIA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development signed €35m in loans to improve public transport in Sarajevo on February 5.
ROMANIA: Compania de Transport Public Cluj-Napoca put 25 Solaris Bus & Coach trolleybuses into revenue service on February 4.
USA: Californian Assemblyman David Chiu has put forward a bill which would require all 27 transit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties to create a ‘seamlessly integrated public transport system’.
PANAMA: Metro de Panamá awarded a U$2·5bn contract for the construction of Line 3 to South Korean consortium HPH Joint Venture on February 04.
QATAR: Volkswagen AG and the Qatar Investment Authority have announced a deal for a fleet of self-driving electric shuttles ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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