Oradea tram

The Romanian city of Oradea has been allocated 20·5m lei from the National Recovery & Resilience Plan, enabling the municipality to increase a planned tram order from seven to nine vehicles. Tenders are expected to be called later this year.

Siemens Mobility has awarded Portalp a contract to supply and install platform screen doors at two stations on the extension of Toulouse metro Line B from Ramonville to Labège business park which is scheduled to open by 2027.


French logistics company Gaussin and Japanese semi-conductor manufacturer Macnica have formed a 51:49 joint venture to acquire for €1·4m the assets of autonomous shuttle manufacturer Navya, which has been in receivership since February. The joint venture intends to focus on the logistics, ports, airports and public transport markets, with freight and passenger business units. Gaussin’s Executive Vice-President Jean-Claude Bailly will serve as CEO.

American Express cards can now be used with Littlepay’s transport payments processing platform, which is used by more than 250 operators worldwide.

DART bus seats

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is replacing the fabric seat cushions and backs on its light rail vehicles and buses with vinyl coverings.

All Moskva tramway turnouts are expected to be equipped for automatic radio control from approaching trams by the end of 2025.

Keolis North America has joined the Latinos In Transit association. ‘Together we plan to build new relationships with organisations that create workforce development opportunities for minorities’, explained Latinos In Transit President Alva Carrasco on April 26. ‘As an industry, we need to develop innovative partnerships to help build a steady pipeline to careers in transportation.’

Kevin Storey, Tyne and Wear Metro

Kevin Storey has been appointed Operations Director at the Tyne & Wear Metro. He has worked in Metro operations since 2005 and has been promoted to the new role after previously working as Head of Operations Delivery.

Cubic Transportation Systems’ Umo Mobility platform is being trialled at Temuco in Chile, the first implementation outside North America. The pilot will enable passengers to pay for travel on urban and regional buses and fixed-route shared taxis with options including contactless smartcards, the Umo Mobility app and tickets with pre-paid QR codes.