Wanted: Female bus drivers in Yangon for a safer ride

YANGON — Ms Ma Myat Yi Mon is the only female driver for Yangon Bus Service (YBS) – and she has provided a welcome change for passengers. Having long put up with rude, vulgar and reckless male drivers they called for more women behind the wheel. The authorities agreed and the YBS’s governing body, the […]

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 […]

Race to Unlock Yangon’s Gridlock

On a repurposed bus still bearing Korean-language transit maps, Mr Soe Than navigates service No. 4 through rush-hour Yangon. Powerful air-conditioning keeps the mix of students, labourers and office workers cool even though bus attendants hang off the side of the vehicle through an open rear door. But it’s a long, jerky ride to the […]

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 […]

YRTA Pushes Back Clunker Trade-In Deadline After Concerns Raised by Bus Owners, Passengers

Owners of Yangon Bus Service (YBS) busses more than 22 years old now have un­til June 20 to trade their clunkers in for govern­ment issued import slips which can be used to im­port newer vehicles, the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) has an­nounced. The government ini­tially gave owners until the end or April to con­sign […]

1,000 new YBS buses to hit YGN roads

Yangon Bus Service (YBS) is expanding its ride service with the addition of 1,000 new buses within the next two weeks, according to an announcement by the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) in Friday’s editions of The Mirror Daily. The Yangon region government purchased 500 new buses from China Yutong company and 500 buses from […]

Confusion Over Water Transport Service Implementation Arises

The government has chosen the company which will operate the water bus service on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, on May 22 at a regional parliamentary session. The company Tint Tint Myanmar won the tender over its competitor, Daw Nilar Kyaw […]

Rangoon School Bus System to Launch in June

RANGOON —Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) announced plans to introduce school buses for basic education schools in downtown Rangoon, in an effort to ease traffic in the commercial capital. School buses will serve 22 of 26 government-run schools in the downtown area, according to lawmaker U Kyaw Kyaw Tun representing Hlaing Constituency (1) in Rangoon […]

Yangon Authorities Ready Sale of 200 Discounted Buses for School Services

The Yangon government will sell 200 buses to those wanting to run school bus services. The purchasers can buy the buses with the help of bank loans if required, Nilar Kyaw, the minister for electric power, industries and transport of the Yangon Region Government, told a meeting on the plan. Daw Kyi Pyar, a regional […]

Three-Fourths of Old YBS Buses Will Be Replaced With New Ones Within Four Months

Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) Secretary Dr.Maung Aung told Mizzima that three fourths of all Yangon Bus System (YBS) city buses would be replaced by new ones within four months. “By the end of May this year, about three fourths of these YBS buses will be new buses though not yet all,” he said. Currently […]