Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport coordinated with the Department of Transport of Long An and Tien Giang provinces to roll out an intercity bus route, connecting Tan Phu Bus Station with Tien Giang Bus Station. In particular, this route is a non-subsidized adjacent bus route, route code 63-1, departing from Tan Phu bus station (HCMC) to the ending point, Tien Giang bus station.
Phuong Trang (Futa Buslines) undertook to invest in this bus route with 14 new buses, having a capacity of 20 seats ( 14 seats and 6 standing ones), modern design, and automatic doors. Moreover, the buses are equipped with security camera systems, GPS, and wifi, and use Pos machines to sell tickets. In addition, they have seats for the elderly and disabled people.
The intercity bus route will run 54 trips from 5 am to 6 pm every day. The price ranges from 12,000 to 70,000 VND/ticket. The price for students traveling within the province is 7,000 VND/ticket.
According to Mr. Le Hoan, Deputy Director of the Center for Public Transport Management, the establishment of bus routes between the three localities is an inevitable trend. The Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City proposes the plan to limit private vehicles and develop public passenger transport.
The construction of the intercity bus route aims to create a habit of using public transport, limit personal vehicles, solve traffic congestion problems, and reduce environmental pollution.