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  • 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...
  • Iran Planning Oil for Bus Swap
    The National Coronavirus Headquarters is planning a deal to exchange oil for new buses to streamline the ramshackle public transportation network by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20),...
  • Road Casualty Declines Amid Curbs on Pandemic Mobility
    Iran’s road accident death count has declined by 14% in the eight months ending Nov. 20, as Covid-19 has curbed road travels.  Data released by the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization reveal that...
  • Pandemic Ruins Tehran Cabbies
    Since the Iranian outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in February, the country’s taxi fleet has incurred a heavy loss of 8.26 trillion rials ($32.11 million), a deputy head of Iran Taxi Union declared...
  • Karaj Subway Closer to Launch
    The subway system in Karaj, the provincial center of Alborz Province, will start partial operation in six months, the chief of Tehran City Council said. Mohsen Hashemi added that 90% of the first...
  • Shiraz, Tehran Accelerating Subway Expansion Projects
    Urban managers are rushing ahead with plans to push the development of subway lines of Shiraz and the Iranian capital Tehran, to improve mobility options and curb air pollution. In Shiraz, the...
  • E-Bike Production Gets a Boost
    Replacing carbureted two-wheelers with electric motorcycles is one of the initiatives pursued by Iranian urban managers, as providing eco-friendly and efficient transportation has become a real...
  • Tehran Public Transport Gets a Shot in the Arm
    Tehran Bus Company and the Industries Ministry have reached an agreement to restore 1,000 dilapidated urban buses under a long-term scheme. Mahmoud Tarfa, the head of TBC, told reporters that the...
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    In the next fiscal year (starting March 2021), Tehran Municipality will receive 17.5 trillion rials ($67.3 million) for streamlining the metropolis’s public transportation, almost half the amount...
  • TM Cash Crunch Imperiling Subway Repairs, Operations
    Over a third of wagons in Tehran’s subway system needs to be overhauled, otherwise their technical faults might disrupt operations sooner or later, an official with Tehran Municipality said....
  • Cycling Becomes More Popular in Iran After Coronavirus Outbreak
    A rising number of citizens in Iranian metropolises are switching to cycling as a clean, healthy and safe means of transportation, especially since the coronavirus outbreak in Iran in February. In...
  • Financial Trouble Scuttles Expansion of Tehran Subway
    The expansion of the Iranian capital city’s subway network is a challenging task for urban managers, who are struggling to secure financial resources to accomplish the same. According to Ali Emam...
  • With Covid Curbing Travel, Road Death Toll Declines
    Iran’s road accident death rate has declined by almost 16%, as Covid-19 has curbed land-based travel.  Data released by the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization reveal that 7,891 people lost their...
  • Karaj Subway Project Makes Slow Progress
    A subway development project in Karaj, the central city of Alborz Province, is in progress and two stations will be launched by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2021). According to Ali...

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