Public bus in Cairo- Faris Knight via Wikimedia
CAIRO – 23 September 2017: Nine hundred mass transportation buses will be added to the fleet over the next three years, Mohamed Yousef, chairman of the Holding Company for Maritime and Land Transport announced on Friday.
There are three transportation companies that are owned by the National Holding Transportation Company. Each company owns 300 buses, Yousef told al-Mal news on Friday, adding that the contracts were signed during the Arab-Chinese exhibition in Beijing.
The standard bus ride by Cairo Transport Authority costs LE 1; others might go as high as LE 2 or LE 3. Minibuses run by companies subcontracted by the government also cost LE 2. You can catch all of them at standard bus stops or anywhere in the street. As for determining a fixed timetable, it is almost impossible given the high volume of traffic. The public bus system has a longer reach than the metro and it extends throughout most major cities.