This is the target set up at the plan for renovation of public passenger transport bus services by 2020, issued by the Ministry of Transport on November 04, 2016 at the Decision No. 3446/QD-BGTVT.
In particular, to 2020, operate and plan to operate bus routes in all provinces and direct-controlled municipalities for transport of passengers. Increase the transport capacity of buses to meet the needs of passengers. To be specific: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh: 10% ÷ 15%; Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho: 5% ÷ 10%; and other provinces: 1% ÷ 5%.
Adjust and expand bus networks in provinces. Give priority to invest in specialized bus routes serving particular purposes. Ensure that bus networks are accessible to at least 70% of number of residents in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh and 40% of the number of residents in Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho, and not located farther 500 m away from residential areas. Complete bus networks in provinces; synchronize various bus routes such as minibus routes, bus routes along radial roads and ring roads for transport of students. Operate several pilot bus routes crossing urban complexes of provinces neighboring on Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh for the purpose of replacement of fixed transport routes…
At the same time, gradually replace old means of transport towards lowering the average age of buses, prioritize those running on green fuel and provide sufficient aids for the disabled; prioritize bus service and BRT and reduce repeated bus routes; arrange bus schedules according to bus routes and passengers’ demand in specific areas and ensure that the bus schedule is strictly applied; apply smart ticketing systems; diversify ticketing methods (direct, electric and mobile ticketing, etc.) and types of tickets according passengers’ demand; increase the number of buses having wireless systems and sound notification systems; increase the number of lounges at bus stops.
This Decision takes effect on the signing date.
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