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 […]

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 […]

Invitation for Tender for Supply of Cashless Payment System for YBS Bus. Closing Date extended to 16 Sep 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Yangon Region Government Invitation of tender for Yangon Payment Services (First Step) Required Documents for submitting Closing date extended to 16 Sep 2017 Yangon Region Government intends to implement for Yangon Payment Services (YPS) with the following businesses to be better and easy for the payment system of […]

Bus Drivers, Conductors Protest Loss of Jobs at YBS

Nearly 200 bus conductors and bus drivers marched in Shwe Pyi Thar township on Thursday to protest against a plan to eliminate conductors’ jobs by the Yangon Bus Service. The Yangon Region Transport Authority had ruled that all YBS buses must install cash boxes by July 20 to replace fare collections by bus conductors starting […]

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 […]

China’s Ankai to build factory in Myanmar

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) said that Chinese automotive manufacturing company Ankai has expressed an interest in building factories to assemble automobiles in Myanmar. YRTA Secretary Dr. Maung Aung said Ankai is interested in purchasing parts from other countries and assembling them in Myanmar. To reduce traffic in Yangon, the Yangon Region Government abolished […]