IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
No information on independent bus drivers
could be found among the sources consulted by the Research
Directorate. However, the following may be of interest. According
to Iran: A Travel Survival Kit the approximately 20
companies that operate bus services between cities in Iran have
been organized in cooperatives since the revolution (1992,
Different companies cover different routes, and even major routes may be served by only one or two companies. You may have to inquire at half a dozen bus offices to find a company that serves your destination.... In many cities the bus companies have ticket offices in town but, except sometimes in Tehran, it's almost always easier to get a ticket at the bus station itself.... Sometimes companies have their own stations, and occasionally a company will run buses from more than one station. There is a move towards rationalising bus services, and in some cities new bus stations have been opened at the edge of town to replace a number of separate facilities; other cities will do so in coming years. If in doubt, it's best to ask locally which is the best bus company or bus station for a bus to a particular place (ibid., 100-101)
This Response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is
not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any
particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the
list of additional sources consulted in researching this
Iran: A Travel Survival Kit.
1992. David St Vincent. "East & South-East Iran." Melbourne:
Lonely Planet Publications.
Additional Sources Consulted
Electronic sources: IRB Databases,
LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD, World News Connection (WNC).