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Traffic jams cost Ho Chi Minh City $820 million each year

Residents of the southern metropolis have been complaining about worsening traffic congestion for years, now new research has found it is costing the city more than VND18.3 trillion every year.

Hanoi to launch first bus rapid transit system this month

This is among several public transport projects aiming to help the city reduce the use of personal vehicles and traffic jams.

New Hanoi bus system to offer free services for one month

Passengers can expect a rapid ride on new buses and exclusive bus lanes.
December 20, 2016 | 06:22 pm GMT+7

Hanoi plans second rapid bus route in push for public transport

The much-touted BRT system had a rough start at a middling speed, but passenger numbers are picking up.
January 07, 2017 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

Hanoi’s first fast bus system still a work in progress

Many new facilities have already broken down while the dedicated lanes are occupied by other vehicles.
January 10, 2017 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Da Nang to invest $70 million on new public bus network

The dynamic central city is planning to leave traffic in its rear view mirrors.
January 20, 2017 | 09:56 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s first bus rapid transit system speeds away after false start

The system has received positive feedback from commuters a month since it launched.
February 07, 2017 | 02:56 pm GMT+7

Three months in, Hanoi rapid bus system set to stay

The city has banked on the new public transport service to clear clogged streets.
April 19, 2017 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Tour de BRT: A taste of Hanoi’s new rapid bus route on a $10 day trip

We hopped on the green bus for half a day and treated ourselves to some serious eats away from the chaotic Old Quarter.
April 28, 2017 | 08:06 am GMT+7

Hanoi plans to open exclusive rapid bus lanes to public buses

Transport experts are skeptical, saying it could cause traffic chaos and crashes.
May 09, 2017 | 03:10 pm GMT+7

Saigon's planned bus rapid transit hits speed bump over viability concerns

New estimates say the $144 million project would not attract enough passengers to justify its cost.
September 10, 2017 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Hanoi's new rapid bus route showing signs of overloading: report

The buses have a capacity of 90 passengers, but some are carrying up to 115 during peak times.
September 11, 2017 | 07:49 pm GMT+7

Motorbike culture eclipses delayed public transport in Vietnam's capital

Commuters in Hanoi appear to still prize the flexibility of getting around on two wheels above all else.
November 13, 2017 | 11:09 am GMT+7

Hanoi abandons plans for second rapid bus route

Buses intended for the second BRT route will be used for the first one instead, which has seen passenger growth but proven to be costly.
March 08, 2018 | 10:44 am GMT+7

HCMC to invest over $500 mln in electric buses

The HCMC Transport Department and South Korea’s technology firm DATAM are planning to invest $525 million in building small electric buses.
June 08, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7
 
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