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Rail, bus travel around Yangon set for major upgrade

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) will soon run a circular bus services from Aung Mingalar Highway bus terminal as the Yangon government quietly boosts its water, power, road and traffic infrastructure around the city. The agency said the move is aimed at further improving the connectivity within Yangon. The new circular buses will ply […]

‘Moving Yangon Forward’ towards a better transport system

The question of transportation in Yangon was at the forefront of an event last week. The Moving Yangon Forward: The Urban Mobility Forum held at a hotel in Yangon on February 20 discussed how mobility and transportation in Yangon can be improved to make the city a more inclusive for all. The forum saw the […]

YBPC faces losses of K5 mln per day, YRTA pushes cashless payment

The Yangon Bus Public Company (YBPC) in incurring a loss of about K15,000 per bus per day on passenger fares, according to an internal report of the company, said U Hla Aung, the joint-secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA). “The YBPC appointed staff to the buses to calculate the number of commuters per […]

Yangon circular railway upgrade to be complete by end of 2019

The project to upgrade the Yangon circular railway is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, said U Tun Aung Thin, the general manager of the Myanma Railways(Lower Myanmar). He made the remark at a meeting about the project held yesterday at the MR (Lower Myanmar) office. Work on the project is slated […]

Fate of Yangon Water Bus depends on public

The success of Yangon Water Bus solely rests on whether the public uses it, said U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority Group (YRTA). The first phase of the implementation of Yangon Water Bus started on October 7. It is operated by Tint Tint Myanmar Company following a three-month delay due to […]

Calls for YBS fare hikes mount as losses widen

It’s been more than a year since the Yangon Bus Service (YBS) was launched in Yangon in January 2017, but many routes are still loss-making. As a result, calls for measures to reduce the pressure on YBS margins and alleviate costs on the loss-making routes have been on the rise. “At fares of K200 per […]

Concerned with personal safety, passengers opt for taxi service operators

More commuters opt for taxi service operators such as Grab and Uber in order to avoid the perceived risks associated with ordinary taxis. It is believed that the ride-hailing apps provide better safety and security for passengers. Meanwhile, some taxi drivers are anxious about their jobs as the industry is suffering from a vote of […]

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 […]

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 […]