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First 100% electric, zero emissions BRT route opens in the U.S.

Industry news  •  22 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100% battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August 2017. The route will be the first in the U.S. to feature an all-electric bus service.

Uber alternative, Arcade City, launches in the Philippines

Industry news  •  17 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Arcade City is recruiting and activating drivers across the Philippines to provide service in the gap left by Uber’s withdrawal.

First Transit to offer autonomous shuttles at sports stadiums in Texas

Industry news  •  16 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

First Transit will provide two autonomous passenger shuttles for the Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) in Arlington, Texas.

New shuttle service launched in New York City

Industry news  •  7 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Ford Motor Co is launching its crowd-sourced shuttle service Chariot in New York City, aiming to provide new mobility solutions to consumers.

DC government awards contract for 26 new clean diesel buses

Industry news  •  3 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The government of the district of Columbia has awarded a contract for 26 New Flyer Xcelsior® clean diesel powered, 40ft heavy-duty buses.

MTA approves purchase of Metro SubwayLink railcars and Train Control System

Industry news  •  1 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Maryland Board of Public Works (BPW) has approved a $400.5 million contract to replace railcars and enhance safety components on Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration Metro SubwayLink system.

FTA approves Durham and Orange light-rail project

Industry news  •  1 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Durham and Orange counties’ light-rail project will move into the final design — or Engineering — phase now that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has received the counties’ revised transit plans and determined the project to be justified under federal review criteria.

345 new buses added to MBTA’s service fleet in Boston

Industry news  •  31 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

345 new buses have been added to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) service fleet in Boston.

Navya set to open its first US production plant in Michigan

Industry news  •  26 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

NAVYA has announced it will open its first North American production plant for its autonomous vehicles in the city of Saline, Michigan.

FirstGroup North American maintenance locations gain Blue Seal of Excellence

Industry news  •  27 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Blue Seal of Excellence, given by the ASE, has been awarded to 75 FirstGroup maintenance locations in North America.

Arizona orders 11 light rail vehicles

Industry news  •  14 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The urban transport company, Phoenix Valley Metro Rail, has ordered 11 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Siemens.

MBTA seeks contractors for Green Line Extension Project

Industry news  •  7 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced it is seeking letters of interest from contractors for the design and construction of the Green Line Extension in Boston, USA.

MTA to acquire 1,025 subway cars for New York

Industry news  •  25 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be issuing Request for Proposals including the acquisition of 1,025 new subway cars as part of the MTA Capital Program.

CAF to supply 26 LRVs for Maryland Purple Line Project

Industry news  •  29 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In a contract worth US$200 million, rolling stock manufacturer CAF will supply 26 five-module Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) units for the Maryland Purple Line Project in the USA.

A transformative change for American transport

Issue 1 2016  •  25 February 2016  •  Andrew Bata, UITP Regional Manager, North America

Americans have had a long love affair with the car, but cities around the country have shown increasing interest in supporting a more multi-modal transportation policy in recent years – even in places long-associated with the automobile. Changes in demographics, technological advances and societal attitudes are all thought to be contributing to this shift. Indeed, after 50 years of ever-increasing reliance on cars, that trend seems to have changed…

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