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  • 80% of Transport Fleet Decrepit
    Iran’s public transport fleet comprises around 430,000 vehicles, including urban and intercity buses, minibuses and taxis, of which 80% have outlived their usefulness, the National Traffic Police...
  • $136m Loans to Help Transport Firms Ward Off Covid Pandemic
    The Iranian government has provided loans totaling 34 trillion rials ($136 million) to transportation enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic as of May, an official with the Ministry of...
  • More Stations for Tehran Metro
    The subway network in the capital city of Tehran will have at least eight more stations by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2022), the head of Tehran Metro Company said. Ali Emam added...
  • Tehran Targets Biking Network
    Urban managers in the capital city of Tehran are building bike paths around the city to embrace the growing trend of citizens opting for cycling as a clean, healthy and safe mode of transportation...
  • Automaker Plans to Replace 30,000 Dilapidated Taxis by March 2022
    Major local carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO), in collaboration with Iran Taxi Union, plans to replace 30,000 dilapidated taxis with Euro 4 and 5 CNG-hybrid vehicles by the end of the current fiscal year...
  • Urban Public Transport Fleet to Expand With Electric Vehicles
    Providing decent public transportation services is of high importance worldwide and there is much room for improvement in Iran, a senior official says.  Mehdi Jamalinejad, the head of Iran's...
  • Tehran Subway Opens 2 Stations
    Two subway stations in Line 6 and 7 of Tehran Metro were inaugurated on Thursday to speed up the development of traffic-free, green means of transportation. The stations were inaugurated by...
  • MAPNA Unveils Domestic Electric Bus in Mashhad
    The domestic engineering and energy giant, MAPNA Group, has unveiled its first locally-produced electric bus in the shrine city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province. Dubbed ‘Shetab’, the e-bus was...
  • Tehran Disability Friendlier
    Urban managers in Tehran are more socially conscious and upgrading urban infrastructure and services to meet the requirements of physically-impaired people. According to Hamshahri Online, Mohammad...
  • Karaj Subway Awaiting More Funds
    The semi-complete Phase 1 of Line 2 subway project of Karaj, the provincial capital of Alborz, requires 4.9 trillion rials ($21.6 million). According to a worksheet published by Karaj Urban and...
  • Covid-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Tehran Public Transportation
    Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Iran in mid-February 2020, Tehran’s bus fleet has lost 67% of its earning and is on the verge of bankruptcy, the head of Tehran Bus Company said....
  • Rehashed Plan to Renovate Old Cabs
    Tehran Municipality plans to renovate 15,000 decrepit taxis in the current fiscal year (ending March 2022) in coordination with the Plan and Budget Organization. According to Manaf Hashemi, Tehran...
  • Tehran Metro’s Line 10 Phase Requires Nearly $430 Million
    The first phase of Tehran Metro’s Line 10, which runs across the western part of the capital city, needs 97 trillion rials ($429.2 million), the CEO of Tehran Metro Company said.  During a...
  • Rapid Expansion of Tehran Subway
    Although US sanctions hampered Iran’s subway development plans, Tehran’s urban managers tapped into local potentials to accelerate its subway network expansion. The sanctions disrupted relations...
  • 25-Year Deal With China to Boost Iran’s Subway Development Plans
    China plans to invest in Iran’s subway development plans as per the 25-year cooperation deal recently signed between the two countries. Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi said China is to help Iran...
  • Firms Receive Gov’t Support to Indigenize Subway Technology
    The state-backed Iran National Innovation Fund plans to lend 600 billion rials ($2.4 million) to local tech and knowledge-based businesses to accelerate the indigenization of subway trains and...
  • Covid Protocol Costs Tehran Public Transport $4m Monthly
    Following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Iran in February 2020, Tehran’s public transportation system has incurred an additional monthly expense of over 1 trillion rials ($3.97 million)...
  • Tabriz, Isfahan Investing in Subway Development Projects
    In line with the country’s policy of promoting eco-friendly public transportation, metropolises such as Tabriz and Isfahan are expanding subway connectivity. Late last week, urban officials in...
  • Tehran Municipality’s Inaction Scuttled e-Bike Purchase Plans
    Tehran Municipality’s foot-dragging has delayed the expansion of electric motorcycles in the metropolis, a deputy interior minister said. Mehdi Jamalinejad added that while the ministry-affiliated...
  • Seven Subway Stations for Tehran
    Seven stations in Tehran’s subway network will become operational next month, the head of Tehran Metro Company said. Visiting subway construction sites on Saturday, Ali Emam added that after the...
  • Public Transport Overhaul to Start
    The scheme to streamline Iran’s public transportation will be launched soon, based on a deal to overhaul age-old buses and taxis in metropolises, a deputy interior minister said. During a press...
  • Tehran Bus Fleet in Dire Need of Repair, Renewal
    Tehran’s transportation fleet requires 7,000 new high-quality buses to deliver adequate mobility services to the public, the head of Tehran Bus Company said. Mahmoud Tarfa added that 50% of the...
  • $120m Aid Package to Cushion Transport Firm’s Covid Crash
    The Iranian government has paid loans worth 28.9 trillion rials ($120 million) to transportation companies hurt by the coronavirus as of Jan. 19, an official with the Ministry of Roads and Urban...
  • Electric Buses Tapped to Help Curtail Tehran Air Pollution
    Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology has launched a joint initiative with the University of Tehran for converting diesel- and gas-powered buses currently operating in the capital city...
  • Cash Crunch Stalls Subway Projects
    Tehran’s subway network requires 20 trillion rials ($88.49 million) to launch 10 stations in three lines, the CEO of Tehran Metro Company said. Ali Emam added that the construction of these...

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