New bus stops to give Yangon much needed facelift

FMIDecaux has commenced construction of a slew of new bus stops in Yangon, U Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) said this week. The first of these bus stops, located near Myanmar Plaza, is already complete and open to the public. FMIDecaux, which is cooperating with the Yangon City Development Committee […]

Yangon government yet to name start date of new bus payment despite tender winner selected

The service provider for the card payment system of Yangon’s buses has been selected. The regional government originally aimed to start the new service by February. But, four months after the target start date, the authorities have not named a date for the implementation of the cashless payment services. The Yangon regional government has chosen […]

Up to 70 per cent of vehicles used in Yangon are personal vehicles: Yangon Chief

Up to 70 per cent of vehicles running in Yangon are owned by individuals and is the largest contributor to traffic jams, said Yangon region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. “Only 30 percent of vehicles running in Yangon are used for public transportation. Upgrading the public transport system will reduce individual use of car in […]

Yangon Transport Authority to Revoke Licenses of Unregistered Cabs This Week

YANGON — In response to a recent rape and murder case by a taxi driver that alarmed the city, the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) announced that it would revoke the licenses of those who failed to register and renew as city taxis starting Thursday—a move aimed to enforce existing regulations and tighten security. Ma […]

YRTA to invite tender to install card system on YBS buses

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) has invited the tender to install card system on Yangon Bus Service (YBS) buses, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday. YRTA has invited those interested entrepreneurs to submit tenders to install card system for Yangon Payment Service. The tenders […]

CNG prohibited for public buses after June

All public buses built in or before 1995 are to be handed over to the Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) and purchases of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will be prohibited from June 30, all, according to bus owners. Since May 15, the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) has already informed bus lines and bus owners […]