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July 28, 2016

Deals this week: Land Transport Authority (LTA), Getzner Werkstoffe, and First Transit

Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore and Mastercard have partnered to launch a trial for a new account-based ticketing system by the end of this year.

Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore and Mastercard have partnered to launch a trial for a new account-based ticketing system by the end of this year.

The new system will allow registered Mastercard users to pay for train and bus journeys through contactless credit and debit cards. This will also allow commuters to track their journey and fare history through a mobile app or web portal.

Getzner Werkstoffe has been awarded an extended supply contract by Hitachi Rail Europe as part of the UK Department for Transport's (DfT) Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

The contract will see Gertzner Werkstoffe supply vibration mitigation materials for the floating floors of 122 new high-speed trains being manufactured by Hitachi for the IEP until 2018. These new trains will be operated on the East Coast Main Line (ECML).

First Transit has secured its first contract in North America from the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).

Effective from 1 October 2016, the nine-year contract includes a provision to add five more years, includes providing operation, dispatch, and maintenance services to DCTA’s 21mi-long A-train commuter rail line between Denton and Dallas Counties in Texas, US.

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