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 […]

Despite Over 30,000 Registered at YRTA, Many Have Yet to Sign Up

​​ Over 30,000 vehicles have been registered as city taxis at the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) up to January 2 but thousands are expected to remain outside the list. The YRTA announced in November 2017 that all taxis must register by the end of December as the last date. In total, 7,880 taxis were registered […]

Yangon Govt Minister Defends Paying K10-Bn for 200 School Buses

​​ More than 10 billion kyat had to be spent to purchase 200 school buses for Yangon city, said Nilar Kyaw, Yangon region minister for electricity, industry and transport. “Of the over 6,000 million kyat handed over by the former All Bus Lines Control Committee (Ma-Hta- Tha), over 1 billion kyat was spent on giving […]

Despite High Operating Costs, CEO of Yangon’s New Bus System Remains Optimistic

YANGON— Dubbed one of the first big reforms made by the National League for Democracy government in Myanmar’s financial hub Yangon, a new public transport system known as the Yangon Bus System (YBS) will turn one next month. The new system was aimed at replacing the former capital’s old bus service—the Rangoon Motor Vehicles Supervisory […]

Myanmar to regulate ride-hailing companies

The Myanmar government is looking at coming out with regulations to govern the technology-based ride-hailing app space, seeking to provide a level playing field to the operators, according to DealstreetAsia. The report quoted Nilar Kyaw, Minister of Electricity, Industry, Transport & Communication saying at the regional Parliament earlier this month that the Road Transport Administration […]

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 […]

Bus company loses YBS licence after complaints of poor service

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) cancelled the licence of a public-private partnership (PPP) company under the Yangon Bus Services (YBS) due to poor service, YRTA said on Thursday it officially stopped the ‘Khit Thit Nyein Chan Yay’ PPP company from operating under the YBS for failing to provide good service to commuters over an […]

All Yangon Taxis have Until Year-End to Register Their Vehicles

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) officially announced that all taxis must register as city taxis before January 1. The announcement was made through the state-owned newspaper on November 12. Taxis in Yangon are privately owned and there are no regulations limiting their activities so far. Since late 2016, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein […]

Yangon Payment Services Invitation for tender (Second Step). Closing Date 14 Nov 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Yangon Payment Services Invitation for tender (Second Step) Agency: Yangon Region Transport Authority Supervisory Committee Category: Payment Services Tender opening date – 10/17/2017 Tender closing date – 11/14/2017 (A) Tender sale of the Second Step of the application forms and the RFP tender – 17/10/2017 (B) Tender to […]

Bids invited for upgrade of YBS

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list In an attempt to ensure the emergence of better bus services, the Yangon Transport Authority has invited bids for a bus guide, cash-based ticketing system and CCTV system services for Yangon Bus Services. On October 15, the YRTA has invited interested technology companies and services companies to discuss […]