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Understanding safety in Latin America’s new mobility marketplace

18 June 2018 | By ,

Transport networks worldwide are in a state of flux, and Latin America is no exception, says Yeswant Abhimanyu, LatAm Research Manager at Frost & Sullivan. In this interview with Intelligent Transport’s Luke Antoniou, Abhimanyu explains how new mobility business models and technologies are playing their part in improving safety and…

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Quito Metro signs agreement for the supply of 18 six-car trains

18 July 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport

Rolling stock manufacturer CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) will supply 18 units for the Quito Metro following a signing between the Government of Spain and the Ecuador Ministry of Finance, allowing rolling stock funding to go ahead.

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The importance of public transport in Latin America

3 May 2016 | By Eleonora Pazos, Head of the Latin America Division, UITP

A quick walk through the centre of any large Latin American city will be enough to establish who rules the urban space. While approximately 100 million cars (one for every five people) are used on a daily basis, public transport has been losing ground each year. Users frequently experience inadequate…

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Metro de Panama orders 70 extra metro cars for Line 1

22 December 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport

Metro de Panama SA has awarded an Alstom consortium consisting of Thales, Sofratesa, CIM and TSO a contract to supply 70 additional metro cars for Line 1 of Panama Metro. Alstom will supply 70 new metro cars for the Panama Metro Line 1 in a contract worth €130 million. In…

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CAF delivers first metro trainset for Santiago

2 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport

CAF the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer has completed the first metro trainset in a contract for the delivery of 185 cars bound for Santiago, Chile...

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Scania reveals ‘Mega Bus’ for Bus Rapid Transit

14 October 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Intelligent Transport

Scania has revealed its ‘Mega Bus’ for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) as part of a drive to develop sustainable and cost-effective transport. The new vehicle, designed specifically for the Latin American Bus Rapid Transit market, is a 28-metre bi-articulated bus with a passenger capacity of up to 270 people. Scania…