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YRTA’s school bus program to be launched in coming academic year

YANGON – The school buses being purchased by Yangon will be running on June 1 of the coming academic year, said Dr Maung Aung, Secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA). “We are going to hold a kick-off ceremony soon to talk to bus drivers,” said Maung Aung. “The school buses will include CCTV and […]

Yangon Transport Authority Declares YBS a ‘Success’ on Its 1st Birthday

YANGON— Yangon transport officials declared the city’s revamped a bus system a “success” on its first anniversary on Tuesday, downplaying what has generally been regarded as a bumpy start. “The Yangon Bus Service has achieved 70 percent of the goals we set,” Dr. Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), the body […]

Yangon Taxi Registrations Cause Traffic Snarls in Laydaukkan Road

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) office in Laydaukkan Road, in Thingangyu Township, has been at the centre of severe traffic congestion since November 15 when it began accepting applications for registration and renewals for city taxis. On November 15, about 150 taxis queued along the road causing traffic jams. Dr Maung Aung, secretary of […]

Yangon Water Bus launched to the delight of commuters

Photo courtesty of Tint Tint Myanmar The Yangon Water Bus system was opened to the public on 6 October and began operating on 8 October amid a large number of interested citizens. At the opening ceremony of the YWB, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the water bus system will slightly decrease […]

YBS, YRTA and a new initiative to be accepted by the people

With the number of Yangon city-dwellers increasing by leaps and bounds, transportation became a problem for Yangon city commuters. It has been a big problem for many years. Due to poor management of the authorities concerned, the bus lines in Yangon had been a nuisance for commuters in the city. They had to always travel […]

Transport authorities to open tender for train carriages, signal system

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Myanmar will call a tender to buy a signal system and new carriages with an incoming loan from Japan for the upgrade of the Yangon circular railway system, according to a senior official from Myanma Railways. “We haven’t bought the new carriages yet. We asked the Japanese to […]

Upgrading of Yangon Circular Railroad Commence in October

The Secretary of Yangon Region Transportation Authority (YRTA) Dr. Maung Aung has said that upgrading of Yangon circular railroad will commence in October. Speaking at a seminar on sustainable metro systems held at the Sule Shangri La Hotel on July 11, he also said there may be more crowding due to the work and an […]

New buses will run 20 routes

New Chinese buses bought by Yangon regional government will run on 20 bus routes operated by the Yangon Urban Public Transport Company (YUPT), according to Dr Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority. “The new buses will be added mostly at bus routes operated by the YUPT. We will add some buses to […]

Yangon road, water and rail payment bids invited

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Dr Maung Aung, the secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), says the authorities are working to introduce the same cash payment system for the Yangon Bus Service, water taxis and circular trains. On August 9, the YRTA invited a tender for the cash payment system for transport […]

Pre-1995 Model Cars to be Deregistered

Following up the deregistration of 20-year-old buses, pre-1995 and 1995 model cars in Yangon will continue to be swapped, said U Phyo Min Thein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region, at a transferring ceremony of China-made buses on 10th June at People’s Square and Park. A slip for family-use cars is being issued in return when […]