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Suspension of long-distance buses maybe extended

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) said on April 26 that they may continue suspending Yangon-based highway bus services as the Yangon Region government extended curfews in the city for a further two months. “We will continue to suspend the express bus services until the end of April, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Currently, […]

Yangon Launches Free Ferry Service to Remote Andaman Sea Island

By MYO PA PA SAN 22 January 2020 Yangon – The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) on Tuesday launched its ferry service between Yangon and the remote Cocokyun Township islands in the Andaman Sea. The ferry service is mainly intended for social development and government staff working on Coco Island, Yangon Region Chief Minister U […]

Over 2,500 buses equipped with machines for YBS card payment system

E-ticketing machines have been installed on more than 2,500 buses with the YBS lines for the rollout of the card payment system, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transportation. She made the remarks at the 3rd anniversary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), held on 16 January at the […]

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 […]