BRT Lite Share Sales Re-start

Yangon Public Bus Company – operator of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lite bus routes – has started a second round of shares sales, while the government has extended the application deadline for firms interested in rolling out the BRT system city-wide. The government set up Yangon Public Bus Company last year, using a […]

Can Rangoon’s Traffic Woes be Solved?

RANGOON — Dr. Maung Aung has the ambition to ease a shared source of suffering for Rangoon residents since 2011—traffic congestion—by the end of the year, implementing a series of changes from a computerized traffic control system to a drastically streamlined bus network. He is the secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), formed […]

Yangon bus committee plans PPP transformation to operate new lines

The Yangon Region Bus Control Committee is forming a public-private partnership (PPP) company and has applied to be one of several such firms that will run bus lines as part of an overhaul of the city’s public transportation system, committee chair U Min Zaw told The Myanmar Times. He said the new company will be called […]

New joint venture to bring order to Yangon bus chaos

The Yangon Region government is forming a new public-private partnership (PPP) company, as part of a city-wide reform of the chaotic public transport system. Bus line owners are eagerly awaiting the overhaul, but want the authorities to provide infrastructure and financial aid to help them manage the shift. The government set up a public-private sector […]

Authorities plan new BRT routes in Yangon

Yangon city authorities are planning to expend the city’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes as more and more people are riding the bus now, said Dr Maung Aung, chairman of the Yangon Bus Line Public Co. Hot weather has pushed more Yangon residents to use the BRT, and the company said between 8,000 and 9,000 […]

Bus Rapid Transit System Set for December Start

The first two lines of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Yangon may open as soon as December, according to an official associated with the matter. Bus stops have been built on Kabaraye Pagoda road and Pyay road to facilitate the public bus lines which will use the first BRT routes in Yangon. Bus […]

Yangon at a standstill: Traffic congestion is choking Burma’s former capital

“In 2012, it used to take 30 minutes to go from the airport to China Town [in the city center], now it takes one hour, sometimes one hour and a half,” says Tin Hla, a taxi driver working in Yangon, Burma’s former capital. As he stands next to its car trying to grab the attention […]