The southern metropolis Ho Chi Minh City is seeking to run 12-17-seater minibuses to make it easier for local residents to get access to this public transport services as the city has a lot of narrow roads with high traffic flows.
The northern border province of Quang Ninh has decided to suspend transport services, after a community case was announced by the Ministry of Health early the same day.
Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Transport has asked the municipal People’s Committee to outline plans for investment in public transport in new residential areas, including new bus lanes, in an aim to reduce traffic congestion.
Authorities in Hanoi have announced a plan to charge vehicles in downtown areas to increase the use of public transport, according to a decision signed by Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung recently.
The Hanoi Department of Transport’s Public Transport Management and Operation Centre have just proposed to allow other vehicles to use BRT (Rapid Bus Transit) lanes.
Public transport management in HCM City has greatly improved compared to five or seven years ago, thanks to modern technologies, experts say.
The Management and Operation Center for Public Transport of HCMC will test set up bus-only lanes on Dien Bien Phu and Vo Thi Sau streets in April, said Tran Chi Trung, the center’s director.