Odense Letbane has acquired two Uromac Australia road-rail vehicles for the 14·5 km tramway which is nearing completion. One can sweep and vacuum the track, the other has a lift and cradle to inspect and repair overhead power lines or move heavy items.
Warszawa’s Tramwaje Warszawskie has awarded Databout a 1·81m złoty contract to undertake a technical and economic study to support an application for EU funding to consutuct a tram line along ul Modlińska.
Marta Subirà, President of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, was appointed President of the International Union of Public Transport during the closing ceremony of the MENA Congress, as a preliminary to Barcelona’s hosting of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in 2023.
Jacobs has acquired StreetLight Data, a consultancy that uses data and machine learning techniques to help decision-makers solve complex public transport problems.
The French city of Besançon and public transport operator Keolis Besançon Mobilités now accept contactless EMV payments using Littlepay’s platform.
New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has appointed Catherine Rinaldi as Interim President of MTA Long Island Rail Road. Rinaldi, who has been with the MTA for nearly 20 years, will concurrently serve as President of Metro-North Railroad, a role she has held since 2018.
Testing of the first of the first of the trainsets which Škoda Transportation is producing for the Warszawa metro has begun at the VUZ test track at Velim. Further tests will be conducted on the Praha metro.
Passenger services on the Inner West Light Rail in Sydney have resumed using Alstom Citadis trams transferred from the CBD and South East lines. Services were suspended in early November 2021 following to the discovery of cracks up to 300 mm long in all 12 of the line’s CAF Urbos 3 trams.
A joint venture of Systra and KBR has been awarded the Independent Certification Services contract for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport Line.
Preliminary construction work is underway on the 5·8 km first phase of Hamburg metro line U5.
Seattle’s Sound Transit has appointed Chief of Staff Brooke Belman as Acting CEO from May 31 when current CEO Peter Rogoff is due to leave. The search is underway for a permanent replacement.
Los Angeles Metrolink has appointed Don Filippi as Chief Operating Officer, Arnold Hackett as Chief Financial Officer and Paul Hubler as Chief Strategy Officer.