The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Alstom, Vicinity Motor Corp., and The Routing Company announced the latest news from their respective companies.
L.A. Metro Selects Papercast for Passenger Information Displays
Papercast announced that Metro has selected its solar-powered digital bus stop displays to improve the customer experience for Metro’s transit riders in downtown Los Angeles.
This news comes months after Papercast announced its expansion into the North American market with a new office in Los Angeles.
“We are delighted to be part of LA Metro’s strategy to create an improved and more accessible passenger experience for Los Angeles County riders,” said Robert Bicket, Papercast CEO. “Real-time passenger information is integral to next generation, people-first transit services — providing greater certainty about bus arrivals and therefore greater customer satisfaction — and Papercast’s energy efficient, eco-friendly e-paper offers a smart display technology for transport authorities that are building for the future. This significant award signals, once again, a strong endorsement of our technology.”
Alstom, EDC Enter Strategic Partnership
Alstom and Export Development Canada (EDC) announced they have signed a Sustainable Global Corporate Partnership agreement to promote investments in clean mobility worldwide.
The three-year agreement contemplates future export financing support and insurance for mobility projects led by Alstom’s customers within a maximum total limit of $2.4B.
The partnership builds on shared commitments to work toward decarbonizing economies and achieving the COP21 net-zero objective by 2050.
Transdev Places Order for Vicinity Motor Corp. Buses
Vicinity Motor Corp. announced the receipt of a new purchase order from Transdev for 42 Vicinity Classic buses.
Per the terms of the supply agreement, Transdev Canada, Inc. has ordered 42 of the company's 32-foot Clean-Diesel Vicinity Classic buses for delivery in 2024.
The Vicinity buses will service the greater Montreal, Quebec area.
TRC’s Pingo Delivers On-Demand Shuttle Service
The Routing Company announced it has received a new one-year contract from RMA Limo (RMA), operator of the Bethesda Circulator managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership (BUP) in Bethesda, Maryland, to improve mobility in downtown Bethesda.
BUP leads maintenance of the 300-acre downtown Bethesda region, including management of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, management of the Bethesda Circulator, and operation of Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS).
BTS helps manage downtown traffic via local, state, and federal commuter benefits programs and tax incentives to local employers, as well as the promotion of alternative transportation such as rail, bus, carpools, and biking.
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