Urban transport news from the Americas

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    Mexican transport ticketing modernisation partnership

    2022-06-15T13:00:00+01:00

    MEXICO: Fare-payments-as-a-service company Masabi and Mexican consulting, engineering and project company Ibergex have announced a ‘strategic relationship’ to supply ticketing and payment technology in Mexico.

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    Tram network planned in northern Rio

    2022-06-14T11:00:00+01:00

    BRAZIL: The Rio de Janeiro state government is to call tenders this year for the construction of a 23 km tram network serving the city’s northern suburbs including Nova Iguaçu, Belford Roxo and Pavuna.

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    São Paulo train door order

    2022-05-24T08:04:00+01:00

    BRAZIL: Wabtec has announced its largest South American train door order, covering the supply of 2 304 doors for 36 eight-car Series 8900 Metropolis trains which Alstom is building for São Paulo suburban lines 8 (Diamante) and 9 (Esmeralda).

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    SEPTA looks globally to inform Reimagining Regional Rail development strategy

    2022-05-23T11:00:00+01:00

    USA: Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is seeking feedback on options for the long-term development of passenger services around Philadelphia, which it says are currently focused on traditional suburban commuters but could be used to create a ‘lifestyle transit network’ of frequent all-day and all-week rail and bus services meeting changed ...

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    Tempe Streetcar opens

    2022-05-21T11:00:00+01:00

    USA: Valley Metro’s Tempe Streetcar was opened on May 20, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Tempe Mayor Corey Woods and Gilbert Mayor Brigette Peterson, as well as Valley Metro CEO Jessica Mefford-Miller.

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    San Diego LRVs find new home in Argentina

    2022-05-19T12:24:00+01:00

    ARGENTINA: Mendoza’s Metrotranvía has taken delivery of the first three of up to 39 Siemens SD100 light rail vehicles which have been donated to the city by the US city of San Diego’s operator MTS.

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