No let-up in illegal bus fare hikes

Fare-gouging is the worst problem in Yangon public transport, the head of the region’s transportation regulatory body said yesterday. Passengers are complaining that they are sometimes charged double the posted fare at night, or in heavy congestion. U Hla Aung, chair of the Yangon Region Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, better known by its Myanmar […]

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 […]

Myanmar to improve public transport efficiency in Yangon

YANGON, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s Yangon municipal authorities have worked out plan to improve the city’s public transport efficiency in cooperation with a Japanese overseas aid agency by establishing a traffic control center, according to the Yangon City Development Committee Sunday. According to the plan, 50 computerized traffic signals are to be installed at […]