Update news public transport
Hanoi’s transport department is planning to introduce a unified electronic ticketing system for its public bus and metro services in 2024.
People will have a three-day holiday for the New Year, and another seven-day for the traditional Lunar New Year celebrations.
The reason for the increase is that the underground section was increased from 8.5 to 8.9km.
Hanoi Department of Transport has approved the proposal for pilot implementation of renting electric bicycles and motorbikes to make it easier for passengers to access bus routes and the bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
The Hanoi Department of Transport has given the green light to the pilot of an electric two-wheeler sharing model to facilitate the transit of bus rapid transit (BRT) passengers.
Hanoi, HCM City and three other large cities have been instructed to consider zoning plans before restricting or banning motorbikes in some districts after 2030.
The first electric-bus route in Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to open within the first quarter of this year, the municipal Department of Transport has said.
Hanoi plans to build three urban railway lines in the next five years.
Transport firms at coach stations in HCM City expect an unprecedented low passenger demand for travel during the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 200,000 public transport vehicles are required to install cameras by December 3, following a Government Decree to monitor drivers and passenger conduct. However, the number of vehicles equipped with cameras is still low.
The Cat Linh – Ha Dong elevated railway project provides a lesson on public asset valuation. Selling and buying back infrastructure projects at their real value will allow the effective usage of resources.
The HCMC Transportation Works Construction Investment Project Management Authority (TCIP) has proposed replacing the line with a high-quality green bus route with a priority lane to take advantage of foreign loans.
Director of the HCM City Transport Department Tran Quang Lam said the department joined forces with Tri Nam Group on December 16 to organize a ceremony to launch the public bike rental service in district 1.
A number of experts are against Hanoi’s plan to prohibit motorbikes beginning in 2025, warning that proper conditions will not be ready to implement the plan.