In 2018 we will continue to see the digitisation of passenger credentials for entering and exiting a station, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems.

Mobile technology ecosystems to transform travel in 2018

23 Jan 2018

This year will see the more widespread adoption of mobile-first infrastructure by transport operators, predicts Robert Sprogis, Director of Mobile at Cubic Transportation Systems, who says effective implementation will require an integrated strategy leveraging the total mobile ecosystem. ... more

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Lisboa tram and bus investment plan presented

22 Jan 2018

PORTUGAL: Lisboa bus and tram operator Carris has presented its 2018 budget to the municipality. A total investment of more than €57m is planned for this year, including €43·9m to renew the bus ... more

Stadler is to design and supply three Flirt DMUs for the Arrow commuter service which is to be launched under the Redlands Passenger Rail Project.

DMUs ordered for California’s Arrow commuter service

22 Jan 2018

USA: California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has issued Stadler with a notice to proceed with the design and supply of three Flirt diesel multiple-units for the Arrow commuter ... more

St Louis unveils north-south LRT plan

19 Jan 2018

USA: Proposals for a north-south light rail line in St Louis have been unveiled by the city authorities at a series of community consultation meetings which began on January 16. East-West Gateway Council of Governments, has ... more

Wuhan opens Optics Valley light rail network

19 Jan 2018

CHINA: A two-line light rail network in Wuhan opened on January 18. The Optics Valley tram network, also known as Guanggu tram, is focused to the Donghu New Technology Development Zone in the southeast of the city. Construction ... more

Kayseri suburban service announced

19 Jan 2018

TURKEY: Minister of Environment & Urban Planning Mehmet Özhaseki announced on January 10 that a dedicated suburban service would launch in Kayseri this year. Services on the 156 km route would use existing TCDD tracks ... more

Grand Paris costs and timescale adrift

19 Jan 2018

FRANCE: The Cour des Comptes, the independent body responsible for auditing the use of public funds, has called for the scope and timescale of the Grand Paris Express project to be revised. In a hard-hitting report published on ... more