As the Great Renaissance gathered momentum in 1972, the Government under the august command of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said created a new enterprise. The Oman National Transport Company set-up a school bus service largely in the Muscat region. Today, it has become a noteworthy network of local transport, connecting all the cities in Oman. In October, 2015 ONTC was rebranded as Mwasalat.
In 1975, long-distance coach services to major cities and towns in Oman was established. These services have spread to even more locations within Oman that are connected to the network.
There were plenty of local bus services in Muscat but with the advent of affordable cars and finance, these services became redundant except the one that serves Ruwi, Wadi Adai and Wadi Khabir.
Headquartered and chiefly operating out of Al Azaiba, today the company has 200 buses and 320 staff. There is one major bus station for local and long-distance services in central Ruwi.