July 1, 2015
The Government of Malaysia has set a deadline of 2020 for itself to become a developed, high-income nation. The Government Transformation Programme (GTP) has identified seven pressure points that it has designated as National Key Results Areas (NKRAs).
May 1, 2015
The Colombian economy has improved significantly over the recent years. Growth has been robust and accompanied by low inflation, declining public debt and better management of public resources.
April 1, 2015
The railway infrastructure in Ghana is severely lacking and in dire need of rehabilitation and expansion. Over the past few years, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) have been moving forward (albeit rather slowly!) with a massive railway improvement plan.
March 1, 2015
In February 2015, the United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information, providing funding for FTA's programs as authorised by MAP-21, pursuant to the FY 2015 Appropriations Act.
January 1, 2015
On November 18, 2014, the European Commission (EC) adopted a full set of revised Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs) related to accessibility, safety in railway tunnels, locomotive and passenger rolling stock, as well as energy and infrastructure subsystems.
December 1, 2014
Under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is ushering in a new era for transit safety by strengthening and funding robust state safety oversight agencies.
September 1, 2014
The Urban Transport Development Project (UTDP) for Lebanon was approved by the World Bank in June 2002. The project aims to provide a basic institutional framework for Beirut and the Greater Beirut Area (GBA), and facilitate investments needed to maximise the efficiency of the existing transport system in a phased manner.
August 1, 2014
In June 2014, Metro Vancouver approved a 30-year plan to improve transportation at an investment of CAD7.5 billion.The plan identifies new transportation services to meet the needs of the growing region, enhance the economy, improve the quality of life, and protect health and environment.
July 1, 2014
On June 16, 2014, the European Union's (EU) Council of Ministers adopted the regulation to establish the SHIFT²RAIL joint undertaking to focus on rail research and innovation (R&I) over the next six years.
June 1, 2014
In April 2014, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) submitted a surface transportation authorisation bill, the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act (GROW AMERICA Act), to Congress.
May 1, 2014
In March 2014, Payment NZ, the organisation responsible for overseeing New Zealand's payments infrastructure, launched a set of new Mobile Device Rules and Standards in the country to protect the interests of businesses and consumers.
April 1, 2014
In January 2014, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the USA issued a consolidated advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to request public comments on a wide range of topics pertaining to the new Public Transportation Safety Program (National Safety Program) and the requirements of the new transit asset management (TAM) provisions (National TAM System) authorised by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act.
March 1, 2014
Colombia aims to participate in about 300 emission reduction projects in the international carbon markets by end-2014.The Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development /MADS) has given priority to the transport sector in studying the market mechanism that would best suit the national circumstances, enable cost-effective emission reductions, as well as generate social and environmental benefits.
February 1, 2014
In January 2014, the European Commission (EC) announced its decision to postpone the deadline for harmonising cross-border payments through the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) by six months to August 2014.
January 1, 2014
The ITMP25 contains a full implementation strategy for the transformation of the transport system in Gauteng over the next 25 years. However, given the current state of transport in the Gauteng City Region and associated problems and challenges, some urgent interventions (initiatives and projects) are being implemented under the 5-year Gauteng Transport Implementation Plan (GTIP5).