Urban transport news from the Americas

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    Getting Ready2Ride in Pittsburgh

    2021-02-16T05:00:00+00:00

    USA: Pittsburgh transport agency Port Authority of Allegheny County and ticketing technology companies Masabi and Transit have launched the three-month pilot phase of the Ready2Ride mobile ticketing system, ahead of the full launch later this year.

  • us San Francisco BART coronavirus pandemic air filters

    Filters deployed and UV on test, but robot struggles to disinfect metro trains

    2021-02-10T12:00:00+00:00

    USA: San Francisco’s BART is ‘actively evaluating many different technologies’ that could potentially be used to combat the coronavirus, according to Chief Safety Officer Jeff Lau.

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    Lyft highlights public transport options

    2021-02-05T05:00:00+00:00

    USA: Information about San Diego MTS liught rail and bus services is now available alongside e-scooter and rideshare options in the Lyft app.

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    Investor joins São Paulo metro Line 6 project

    2021-01-29T05:00:00+00:00

    BRAZIL: Spanish infrastructure group Acciona has sold a 12·3% stake in the São Paulo Metro Line 6 concession holder Concessionária Linha Universidade to STOA, a French infrastructure investment group which specialises in emerging markets

  • Phoenix Valley Metro

    Phoenix South Central light rail grant awarded

    2021-01-14T06:00:00+00:00

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has approved a $529·8m funding package from the Capital Investment Grants programme for Phoenix’s Valley Metro’s $1·35bn South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub project.

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    Customer service focus in next Subte operating concession

    2021-01-07T18:39:00+00:00

    ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires metro authority Subterráneos de Buenos Aires SE has agreed a new operating concession with the incumbent Metrovías, which is due to enter into force during the first quarter of 2021.

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