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  • Aging Transport Fleet in Qom Crying for Renovation
    As is the case in almost all Iranian metropolises, Qom has its fair share of smog-inducing and dilapidated public transportation vehicles. Abbas Zakerian, director of Transportation and Traffic...
  • Sightseeing Tours Launched in East Tehran
    Tehran Municipality has launched sightseeing tours in and around Sorkheh Hesar National Park in east Tehran to promote tourism in the area.  
  • 4th Bicycle Lane Launched in Tehran
    Tehran Municipality has launched a new bike lane in the capital's District 7 in line with its program for promoting eco-friendly transportation.  This brings the number of biking lanes in the...
  • Tehran Metro Plans Four New Extensions
    Tehran’s subway network is to expand in four new directions after the under-construction lines are completed, a municipal authority said. According to Mohsen Pourseyyed-Aqaei, managing director of...
  • Tehran Metro Expansion Plans on Track
    Two stations along the eastern flank of Tehran Metro’s Line 7 will open in a month, the CEO of Tehran Metro Group said. Ali Emam added that the new stations, namely Mohammadieh and Basij on the...
  • Drag Racing at Aras Free Trade Zone
    Motorcycle and Automobile Club of Aras Free Trade Industrial Zone (AFZ) is to host a 400-meter drag racing event at the zone on June 6-7.   
  • Norouz Road Fatalities Decline
    The number of deaths in road accidents during Norouz, the Iranian New Year holiday season (March 21-April 2), fortunately dropped compared with the same period of last year. Statistics released by...
  • Tehran Subway Expansion to Require Over $470 Million
    The completion of lines 6 and 7 of Tehran’s subway network will cost 67 trillion rials ($478 million), CEO of Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Company says. In a talk with YJC, Ali Emam added...
  • Intercity Bus Fleet in Dire Need of Renovation
    The recent economic headwinds facing the country have put an end to a state-backed scheme to renovate Iran's intercity bus fleet, the head of Iran's Intercity Transportation Union says.  
  • Children Constitute 13% of Road Traffic Victims 
    Children under 10 years constitute 13% of road traffic fatalities in Iran, the national Traffic Police chief said. General Kamal Hadianfar added that fatal car crashes claim an average of 46...
  • Tehran City Councilor Against Import of Secondhand Buses
    A Tehran city councilor voiced his opposition to the import of secondhand buses, which has been proposed as an option to renovate the aging transportation fleet in the capital. During a meeting...
  • Tehran Metro Network Expands
    The eastern flank of Tehran Metro’s Line 7 will become operational in the current Iranian year (started March 21), CEO of Tehran Metro Group says. Ali Emam added that 10 stations along the eastern...
  • Traffic Fines Tapped for Expanding Tehran’s Subway
    As per a mandate issued by Tehran’s mayor, part of the money collected from traffic fines is to be spent on the expansion of the capital’s public transportation system.  
  • 4,000 Clunkers Phased Out of Mashhad Public Transportation Fleet
    In line with efforts to renovate public transportation fleet in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2019), 4,000 vehicles have been phased out in Mashhad, the central city of Khorasan Razavi...
  • Metro to Reach Hashtgerd in Summer
    An under-construction subway line in Alborz Province, west of Tehran, will reach the province's western flank at Hashtgerd New Town in a few months, a deputy roads minister said.   
  • Tehran Traffic Timing Changes in Ramadan
    With the start of the fasting month of Ramadan (May 7), timings of Tehran’s traffic schemes have been changed.  
  • Over 17,000 Killed in Road Mishaps Last Fiscal Year
    Data released by the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization present a worrisome picture of road fatalities.  Over 17,000 people lost their lives in road mishaps in the last fiscal year (ended March...
  • Public Transportation Fares Rise
    Bus, metro and taxi fares in the capital have gone up by 20% after Tehran City Council approved the new rates in a meeting on Sunday.  
  • Taxi Fare Hike in Tehran Soon
    Taxi fares will increase in the capital after the Tehran City Council approves the new rates, head of Iran Taxi Union Morteza Zameni said.   
  • Road Accidents Killing Young People
    Traffic accidents are responsible for almost 30% of deaths among young people, the Ministry of Health announced.  
  • 7 Stations to Join Tehran Metro
    Seven stations along east Tehran metro Line 7 will open  by mid-September, CEO of Tehran Metro Group said. The 27 km line, which connects the northwest to the southeastern regions, is built for 25...
  • Neglect of Advance Warning Caused Flooding, Devastation
    Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute, affiliated to the Agriculture Ministry, had warned Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization about the disastrous...
  • Road Accidents Killing Young People
    Traffic accidents are responsible for almost 30% of deaths among young people, the Ministry of Health announced.  
  • New Tehran Traffic Scheme Coming
    Tehran Municipality is to roll out a new traffic scheme dubbed Air Pollution Control (APC) in two months. The plan will replace the odd-even rule which was introduced in 2005 and has seemingly...
  • Hamedan Metro Project Awaits Funding
    Preliminary studies for the metro project in Hamedan Province will start as soon as funds are made available, a Hamedan lawmaker said. According to Amir Khojasteh, feasibility studies will start...

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