Urban transport news from the Americas

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    Account-based ticketing-as-a-service offered off-the-shelf

    2020-11-30T05:00:00+00:00

    USA: Ticketing technology company Masabi has worked with Regional Transit Service in Rochester, New York, to deploy what it says is the first account-based ticketing system powered by an off-the-shelf, MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform.

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    First REM light metro trainset unveiled in Montréal

    2020-11-17T06:07:00+00:00

    CANADA: The first cars to be supplied by Alstom for the Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro network in Montréal were formally unveiled by Groupe PMM on November 16.

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    MTA uses WhatsApp to reach more New Yorkers

    2020-11-13T05:00:00+00:00

    USA: New York subway and bus users can now communicate with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in real time using the WhatsApp messaging platform.

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    Eight Covid-19 mitigation technologies to be tested by transport operators

    2020-11-10T10:29:00+00:00

    USA: Eight finalists have been selected for the Transit Innovation Partnership Covid-19 Response Challenge, a global competition seeking to evaluate technologies to increase public transport safety and responsiveness during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Valley Line West PPP partner selected

    2020-11-05T12:17:00+00:00

    CANADA: The City of Edmonton has selected Marigold Infrastructure Partners as ‘preferred proponent’ for a PPP contract to design, build and partially finance the 14 km Valley Line West light rail extension.

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    Bogotá metro train order placed

    2020-11-04T11:24:00+00:00

    COLOMBIA: China Harbour Engineering Co awarded CRRC Changchun a contract to supply 30 driverless trainsets for the future Bogotá metro Line 1 on October 30.

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