Yangon school bus plan stalls

With no progress made two months into the school year, officials are now admitting defeat – for 12 months, at least. The plan emerged from a November 2014 workshop on public transport in Yangon. Participants identified 22 ideas to solve Yangon’s worsening congestion, one of which was a standardised system of school buses. Discussions on […]

Motorcycle repair shops dodge Yangon ban

More disconcerting, though, is the traffic. Motorcycles are outlawed from Yangon’s urban townships, markedly changing the manner of traffic in the city from the rest of Myanmar, and most of Southeast Asia. Yet there are a few motorbikes to be seen. Many are used for law enforcement, while some are driven outside the rules. To […]