BRAZIL: Bahia state transport authority CTB has awarded Siemens Mobility a contract to supply communications-based train control to support GoA2 attended semi-automatic train operation on a 5 km extension of Salvador metro Line 1 from Pirajá to Águas Claras/Cajazeiras, including two stations.
USA: Knorr-Bremse’s local subsidiary has been awarded a contract ‘in the lower double-digit million euro range’ to supply braking systems for the metro cars which Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has ordered from Stadler.
USA: Chicago Transit Authority has begun testing its 10 prototype Series 7000 metro cars in revenue service on the Blue Line between Forest Park and O’Hare International Airport.
CANADA: A C$500m financing package for the construction of a Réseau Express Métropolitain automated metro station at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport was announced on April 16.
INTERNATIONAL: Brazil’s National Association of Passenger Rail Operators, ANPTrilhos has signed a technical co-operation agreement with the American Public Transportation Association, paving the way for the two organisations to exchange information and experience.
USA: Dallas City Council has unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Dallas Area Rapid Transit D2 Subway project.