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 […]

Uber, Grab do things a little differently in Yangon

Uber Technologies and Grab, two of the biggest names in the ride-hailing business, are rapidly expanding in Myanmar’s largest city, where the spread of smartphones is unlocking big opportunities. Yangon’s authorities appear to have rolled out the welcome mat for them, viewing the services as a way to improve the city’s underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Going […]

New bus system suffers first-day jitters

A new public bus system that reduced and coordinated the number of bus lines from more than 300 to 70 launched in Yangon yesterday, easing traffic congestion but causing some chaos among confused passengers. The first day of the new system saw fewer buses than expected, though more than 3,700 buses were expected to operate […]

Taxi call centre aims to bring cabs to customers’ doorsteps

Yangon will receive its first Taxi Call Centre in June, aiming to increase convenience for clients and reduce down time for drivers, according to company officials. The call centre aims to make smarter use of taxis, many of which spend much of their day stuck in Yangon’s traffic jams, pulling in less than K10,000 a […]

The belle of the bus

Kyin Thein has proven that even a middle-aged woman like herself can work as a bus conductor, or rather conductress. Despite the rough and tumble nature of the job, she’s willing to risk life and limb to cope with Yangon’s high cost of living, along the way urging Yangon commuters to wake up to a […]

Bus company to launch Yangon-Bangkok one day trip

YANGON – Yangon Air Bus-Taxi Company is planning to launch a Yangon to Bangkok overland day trip via the Myawaddy border crossing, according to company chairman. The program will start in the new year and will take approximately 12 hours. “We are going to launch Yangon-Bangkok in one day trip. The fare is Ks 30,000 […]