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Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated (RTMI) is a bus line under the umbrella of Yanson Group of Bus Companies (YGBC). It operates bus transport services in the northern and western part of Mindanao, with its headquarters in Cagayan de Oro. Its bases are located in Bulua and Yacapin (both in Cagayan de Oro), Pagadian, and Dipolog.
A bus unit of Rural Transit of Mindanao at the Zamboanga City Integrated Bus Terminal
|Slogan||"First In Service * Foremost In Fleet Maintenance"|
|Parent||Yanson Group of Bus Companies|
|Headquarters||Zone 1, Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro|
|Service type||Local Transport|
|Fleet||2500 Bus units (Hino Motors, Kinglong, Higer, Nissan Diesel, MAN, Isuzu, Yutong)|
|Operator||Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated|
In 1981, Ricardo B. Yanson and his wife, Olivia Villaflores Yanson, the founders of Vallacar Transit, ventured into Mindanao. They bought out Fortune Express and Bachelor Express, both Cagayan de Oro-based bus companies in 1985. Fortune Express was renamed Rural Transit of Mindanao, while Bachelor Express was retained.
In 2005, the conglomerate bought out Lilian Express Inc. and sister company Mary May Express, its fiercest business rival and became the dominant transit company in the island of Mindanao.
Yanson Group has a practice to their bus branding such as "Transit" and "Tours" to differentiate their ordinary (open-air) and air-conditioned buses. Similarly, there are two brands under Rural Transit of Mindanao Inc., Rural Transit is a bus brand for their ordinary fare buses while Rural Tours is a bus brand for their air-conditioned buses. Their brandings are labeled at the side liveries and at the back of their bus units.
Their subsidiaries are sub-divided by bases. These are based on their area of their operation, and their base number shall be the prefix number for their bus fleets. Yanson Group started this practice in 2005 after they bought out Lilian Express Inc., and felt that re-organizing their company is needed.
There are four bases under Rural Transit of Mindanao:
|1||Bulua||Zone 1, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City|
|2||Yacapin||J.R. Borja Extension, Cagayan de Oro City|
|9||Pagadian||Tiguma, Pagadian City|
|10||Dipolog||Sta. Filomena, Dipolog City|
Since the re-organization of Yanson Group of Bus Companies in 2005, Rural Transit of Mindanao is sub-divided into bases in which has different areas of service and destinations.
Bulua base is located in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro with its terminal hub at Westbound Integrated Bus Terminal, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro. It is also the main base for Rural Transit of Mindanao. The base is assigned as Base 1 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Cagayan de Oro to the western part of Mindanao.
- Cagayan de Oro City - Iligan City
- Cagayan de Oro City - Mukas, Kolambugan
- Cagayan de Oro City - Dipolog City via Ozamiz City
- Cagayan de Oro City - Pagadian City
- Cagayan de Oro City - Pagadian City via Kapatagan
- Cagayan de Oro City - Zamboanga City via Pagadian City
- Cagayan de Oro City - Kapatagan
Yacapin (Agora) Base
Yacapin base is also located alongside Market City Terminal (formerly Agora Market), Cagayan de Oro with the said terminal as their terminal hub. The base is assigned as Base 2 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Cagayan de Oro to the southern parts of Mindanao.
- Cagayan de Oro City - Valencia City
- Cagayan de Oro City - Maramag
- Cagayan de Oro City - Kibawe
- Cagayan de Oro City - Davao via Buda
- Cagayan de Oro City - General Santos City
- Cagayan de Oro City - Tacurong City
- Cagayan de Oro City - Wao
- Cagayan de Oro City - Banisilan
- Cagayan de Oro City - Balingoan
- Cagayan de Oro City - San Fernando
- Cagayan De Oro City - Cotabato City New Route
- Malaybalay City - Kalilangan
- Malaybalay City - Kibawe
- Malaybalay City - Wao
- Valencia City - Kalilangan
- Valencia City - Kibawe
- Valencia City - Kadingilan
- Valencia City - Wao
Pagadian base is located Tiguma, Pagadian City with Pagadian City Integrated Bus Terminal as their terminal hub. The base is assigned as Base 9 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Pagadian City to any parts of Zamboanga Peninsula and Misamis Occidental.
- Pagadian City - Zamboanga City via Ipil
- Pagadian City - Ozamiz City via Molave
- Pagadian City - Ipil
- Pagadian City - Dumingag
- Ipil - Buug
Dipolog base is located Sta. Filomena, Dipolog City with Dipolog City Integrated Bus Terminal as their terminal hub. The base is assigned as Base 10 of Yanson Group of Bus Companies. Their routes are from Dipolog City to any parts of Zamboanga Peninsula and Misamis Occidental.
- Dipolog City - Zamboanga City via Ipil
- Dipolog City - Ozamiz
- Dipolog City - Pagadian City via Molave
- Dipolog City - Ipil
- Dipolog City - Sindangan
- Dipolog City - Labason
- Dipolog City - Godod
- Dipolog City - Siayan
- Ipil - Sindangan
Rural Transit of Mindanao has several units from Chinese brand buses. Some of their fleets are also provided by their parent company's coach building division, Vallacar Transit Incorporated - Transport Engineering and Bus Body Assembly Plant (VTI-TEBBAP).
- Yanson ViKing
- Yanson Legacy
- Yanson FB4J
- Yanson Crius FF1J
- Yanson Crius RK
- Yanson Contessa
- Yutong ZK6127H
- Yutong ZK6127HA
- Yutong ZK6858H
- Yutong ZK6119H
- Yutong ZK6119H2
- King Long XMQ6129Y5
- King Long XMQ6125AY
- King Long XMQ6871CY
- King Long XMQ6126Y
- King Long XMQ6119T
- King Long XMQ6107Y
- King Long XMQ6107AYW
- Ceres Liner
- Ceres Transport
- Bachelor Express
- Mindanao Star
- "21 JAN LOOK: RURAL TRANSIT TO LAUNCH NEW LUXURY BUS UNITS FOR MINDANAO". 21 January 2019. Retrieved 19 March 2021.
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