Friday, February 19, 2016

Writer has suggestions for Thailand #publictransit

The Nation: "With mega-projects set to be a major mover of our sluggish economy, I propose that many should be focused on improving the efficiency of our public transportation system. This could be done by:

a) Integrating public transport so that different systems work seamlessly as one. For example, no longer would we have the Airport Link light railway drop passengers in the middle of nowhere. With Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha enjoying absolute power to force inter-agency cooperation, now is the time to push this through.

b) Shifting our long-haul transit from roads to high-speed, dual-track railway, thus lowering costs.

c) Pushing retail fuel prices back to where they were when oil was US$100 per barrel, and using the surplus for transportation mega-projects.

d) Installing closed-circuit cameras at all major intersections to automatically fine speeders, those caught idling at intersections, etc. Fines for traffic offences should double each time a given driver breaks the law in a given year.

e) Requiring that car owners prove they have parking spaces for their vehicles, as in Rome. Cars can be parked only in the district where the owner resides. Otherwise they will be towed.

Burin Kantabutra"

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