Colombia: Indra has been awarded a contract to integrate the Da Vinci metro operations management system used in Medellín with its bus rapid transit counterpart.

Ethiopia: Supported by a US$300m Indian government credit, India’s Overseas Infrastructure Alliance has been awarded a US$78m contract to survey the planned Mek’ele – Djibouti line (RG 8.12 p28).

UK: The Department for Transport has awarded Capita Symonds a £1·9m four-year contract to develop and manage a Rail Passenger Counts Database which will collate data from train operators to enable expenditure to be targeted effectively.

Parsons Brinkerhoff has appointed CCD to provide ‘door-to-door passenger experience’ human factors expertise for the design of High Speed 2.