Urban transport news from the Americas

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    Confederation Line opens in Ottawa

    2019-09-16T13:01:00+01:00

    CANADA: The Confederation Line was inaugurated in Ottawa on September 14. Also known as O-Train Line 1, the 12·5 km light rail line links Tunney’s Pasture in the west with Blair in the east.

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    Preferred bidder selected for Hurontario LRT project

    2019-09-03T14:30:00+01:00

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have selected the Mobilinx consortium as preferred bidder for the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project to the west of Toronto. The contract is expected to the be awarded later this year.

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    Phoenix voters reject plan to block light rail funding

    2019-09-03T14:28:00+01:00

    USA: Residents of the city of Phoenix have voted overwhelmingly to reject a local legislative measure that would have halted funding for expansion of the city’s Valley Metro light rail network.

  • Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the DFBOMT concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line.

    Five shortlisted for Bogotá metro concession

    2019-08-27T12:41:12+01:00

    COLOMBIA: Metro de Bogotá has shortlisted five bidders for the design-finance-build-operate-maintain-transfer concession covering the initial phase of the city’s first metro line. It expects to award the concession on October 21.

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    Québec City transport funding announced

    2019-08-20T13:55:07+01:00

    CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Québec’s Minister of Transport François Bonnardel announced joint funding to establish tram and bus rapid transit routes in Québec City on August 19.

  • CRRC Changchun has supplied two builds of four-car EMUs for use in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: SuperVia/Henrique Freire

    Mitsui and JR West take over Rio suburban network

    2019-08-19T14:58:00+01:00

    BRAZIL: A consortium of Mitsui and West Japan Railway has purchased a majority stake in Rio de Janeiro suburban railway operator SuperVia, at a reported cost of around ¥20bn.

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