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  • TCC Criticizes Small Budget for Tehran’s Public Transportation
    Tehran Municipality will receive 8.3 trillion rials ($27.6 million) in the next fiscal year (starting March 2022) for streamlining the metropolis's public transportation, which is insufficient for...
  • Renewing Urban Public Transport
    Financial constraints and US sanctions have beleaguered Iranian urban planners in recent years, such that attempts to renew the public transportation fleet became an uphill task. However, state-...
  • Iran Not Yet Disabled Friendly
    Urban officials have taken intermittent measures in recent years for improving urban infrastructure and transportation services to meet the needs of people with disabilities. However, “the...
  • Tehran Metro Plan for Linkup With Satellite Cities Remains on Pause
    Providing decent public transportation services to Tehran’s satellite cities has long been a concern of urban managers, as the population in these cities is growing steadily. Urban officials have...
  • Resourceless Karaj Subway Stalls
    The subway project of Karaj, the provincial center of Alborz, has stalled over lack of funds and mismanagement, as progress faltered interminably since its inception in 2006.  The network was...
  • Iran Eying Oil-for-Bus Swap
    In order to upgrade Iran's aging bus fleet, the government is considering swapping oil for 3,600 new buses, a deputy interior minister said. Mehdi Jamalinejad added that due to rising air...
  • Heavy Traffic, Toxic Air Pollution Choking Tehran’s Roads, Residents
    As the pandemic-related remote working rules are being revoked gradually in Tehran, private vehicles swarm the city's streets and the specter of heavy traffic and air pollution returns.  According...
  • Tehran Metro Expansion Gains Steam
    Three stations will come on stream in the under-construction Line 7 of Tehran Metro by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2022), the head of Tehran Metro Company said. According to Ali Emam...
  • 110 New Buses Join Tehran Fleet
    In an effort to ease mobility in the capital city, 110 new buses have been added to Tehran’s public transportation fleet. According to Mojtaba Shafiei, the deputy head of Transportation and ...
  • MAPNA Undertakes Subway Project
    The domestic engineering and energy giant, MAPNA Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding for the project to extend the capital’s subway to the working district of Eslamshahr in the capital’...
  • New Wagons to Help Fulfill Tehran Subway Network’s Mobility Plan
    The expansion of Tehran’s subway network has become the core part of the capital's mobility plan and more people are discovering it as a cost-effective, traffic-free mode of transportation....
  • TM Plans to Level Up Tehran Public Transportation Fleet
    Covid-19 concerns in public vehicles, decrepit transport fleet and increasing air pollution in Tehran have made it necessary to upgrade and expand the city's public transportation fleet. In a...
  • Taxi Repairs, Upgrades on Tehran Municipality Agenda
    Taxi Management and Supervision Organization, affiliated to Tehran Municipality, has started paying financial aid to cab drivers for repairs and installation of electronic payment system....
  • Fiscal Boost for Subway Projects
    The development of high-speed, decent transportation has gained traction with the allocation of funds for projects in the holy cities of Mashhad and Qom. The government recently allocated 19...
  • MAPNA Kicks Off Electrification of  Isfahan’s Public Transport Fleet
    The domestic engineering and energy giant, MAPNA Group, has signed a trilateral memorandum of understanding on the development and electrification of public transportation infrastructure and fleet...
  • Tabriz Subway Project Gets Fresh Financial Injection
    The subway project of Tabriz, the provincial center of East Azarbaijan, has received 7 trillion rials ($25.4 million) in new funding in the current Iranian year (started March 21), as the...
  • New Buses to Expand Zanjan, Qom Public Transport Fleet
    Public transportation fleet in two Iranian cities, Qom and Zanjan, are set to expand with the arrival of new buses made by domestic producers. According to Qom Mayor Seyyed Morteza Saqqaian-Nejad...
  • Tehran Metro Renovation Underway
    Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Company is renovating subway trains to quickly optimize the environmentally friendly mode of transportation before the likely opening of schools in October....
  • Renovation of Tehran Old Cabs Needs $181m
    The complete dilapidated taxi fleet in the capital city of Tehran can be renovated in 18 months, if 50 trillion rials ($181.8 million) are allocated to the project, Tehran Municipality’s deputy for...
  • Tehran Residents Spend 1.5b Hours Annually in Traffic
    Over nine million residents in the capital city of Tehran squander an average of 31 minutes per day in traffic, amounting to 4.65 million hours per day and more than 1.5 billion hours per year, CEO...
  • Initiatives to Popularize Cycling Fail to Take Off
    Despite initiatives by Iran's Department of Environment and anti-air pollution campaigners, the use of bicycles and related projects has failed to take off across the country. As a cheap means of...
  • Road Fatalities Increase In Spite of Covid Curbs
    The death rate in road accidents in Iran climbed by 16% in the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), although intercity travel restrictions remain in place due to the...
  • 500 Buses to Join Tehran Fleet
    By March 2022, 500 buses will join the fleet of the capital city Tehran, as part of efforts to improve the city's transportation system. According to Jafar Tashakkori, chairman of Tehran City...
  • Tehran Eyes Metro Expansion
    Authorities in Tehran are working hard to overcome obstacles in the way of subway construction to provide people with a more efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transit. On Tuesday,...
  • Road Casualties Climb Amid Curbs on Pandemic Mobility
    Iran’s road accident death rate has increased by 18% in the first fiscal quarter (March 21-June 21), while intercity travel restrictions are still in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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