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 […]

Govt to offer financial support for Yangon PPP bus lines

Yangon Region government aims to overhaul the city’s chaotic bus lines by allowing companies to form public private partnerships. These new joint ventures will also be allowed to open petrol stations to help them stay profitable, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein (NLD) said. The government set up the city’s first public-private joint venture last year to […]

Yangon bus fare reform plan wins public backing

Transport authorities plan to scrap the distinction between “ordinary” and “special” buses, setting fares for both types of bus at the same level. The decision, which will be implemented before the end of the year, has been welcomed by bus owners and passengers. The Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, better known by its […]

Taxi stands not a popular solution to end city congestion

The drivers have the tacit support of passengers, who assume cabs picked up at stands charge more. This resistance is a dilemma for Yangon’s transport regulator, the Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, better known by its Myanmar-language acronym Ma Hta Tha, which is attempting to take at least some cabs off the street. […]

Bus ticket price soar ahead of the Burmese New Year (Thingyan) starting 12th April 2014

As the water festival approaches, bus passengers on the Yangon-Mandalay route are getting soaked. In what some say is a tradition as venerable as drenching passers-by with water, ticket prices have soared, with some more than doubling in price as the holiday looms, customers complain. The K8000 price of a ticket from Yangon to Magwe […]