YBS’ Nascent Progress for Yangon’s Populace

Old buses currently operating under the YBS Bus Lines System will be replaced by new buses in three months, said Dr. Maung Aung, secretary of Yangon Region’s Transport Supervision Authority. “New vehicles made in Korea and China will replace the old buses plying currently in Yangon. Air conditioning, GPS systems and other necessary equipment will […]

Taxi surveys to be compiled in the third week of December

A survey on taxis currently running in Yangon Region will be conducted starting from the third week of December, according to the Yangon Transport Authority. After turning in the survey to City Taxi, the vehicles will be handled by a company and a GPS system will be installed in the taxis so that they are […]

Bidding to be Opened Soon on Bus Supply for BRT Lite

The Yangon Bus Public Company is reportedly planning to buy 100 more buses in BRT (bus rapid transport system) and tenders will be invited in the third week of November. The buses have to be made in Korea and slated to arrive in December. The invitation to tender to purchase about 100 buses will be […]

MACCS Encounters initial problems

Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) was launched on 12th November at international ports and Yangon Airport International Cargo Terminal. Thilawa Special Economic Zone is reported to have had some implementation problems, importers and exporters said. The system was found to have server outages and other system errors, resulting in difficulties for containers to load […]

Buses from China and South Korea to arrive in mid December

Buses ordered from China and South Korea to run in public bus lines will arrive in mid December, it is learnt from the All Private Bus Lines Control Committee. To gear up for public bus lines, a fleet of 210 buses from China and 202 buses from South Korea were purchased under contract. The buses […]

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 traffic project jams

According to Yangon Region Police, Myanmar Shwe Yin and CRCC have been paying less than US$100 per day for their failure to complete the city’s traffic control projects on time. The two companies won the tender for installation of CCTV cameras at 154 traffic lights as well as the construction of traffic control centres. But […]

YTA to reduce Yangon passenger bus lines

The Yangon Region government will provide necessary assistance for those who want to set up public bus companies to upgrade the bus line system, according to Min Zaw, vice chair of the All Bus Lines Control Committee, who quoted Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. The regional government will help in importing new buses […]

Yangon bus bosses fear slow reform

Moves to reduce the number of bus routes in Yangon will take time, according to Ba Myint, secretary of the regional bus control committee, on July 6. There are 4,500 or 4,800 buses in Yangon. There was no research about the number of buses which were surplus or not needed, he said. “We met Dr […]

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 […]