Brno tram ext

On December 11 revenue services began on a tramway extension in Brno which branches off the existing network at Osová and runs 900 m to Nemocnice Bohunice with an intermediate stop at Západní Brána via the country’s longest tram tunnel.

Geneve Stadler tram

On December 12 Genève transport operator TPG signed a contact for Stadler to supply 38 Tramlink trams. The 44 m long, 2 300 mm wide bi-directional cares are to enter service from 2025. There are options for up to 25 more. Tenders were called in August 2021, and Stadler was named preferred bidder on July 7.


The Kolkata metro has begun issuing fare tokens with sponsored branding, as part of efforts to increase non-fare revenue earnings. Smart cards are already branded.

The Science Based Targets Initiative has approved Paris transport operator RATP’s actions to meet COP21 requirements from the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. RATP’s aim is for 43% reduction in carbon emission from 2019 to 2027, and for 70% of its procurements to be SBTi approved.

Hitachi 360

The 360Pass smartphone app developed by Hitachi Rail went live in Italy’s Trento province on November 30, allowing passengers to pay for rail and bus travel as well as parking.

Ken Kessler

Ken Kessler was named Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix’s Valley Metro on December 6. He has worked for more than 26 years in various roles with the city of Phoenix, including Deputy Director, Assistant Director and Acting Director of the Public Transit Department.

Steve Shaw was named Chief Operating Officer of Keolis North America on December 6. He was previously President & CEO of Keolis Transit America, leading bus operations across the USA.


San Francisco BART passengers can now used a mobile app instead of a pre-paid BikeLink card to access secure on-demand electronic bicycle parking lockers at 40 stations.