Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bangkok free buses and trains extended yet again

สำนักข่่าวแห่งชาติ: "BANGKOK, 29 July 2014 (NNT) – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has resolved to maintain the free bus and train services for another six months and approved in principle the strategic framework on logistics development. "

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Malaysia - 18 road deaths per day

Free Malaysia Today: "“Malaysia recorded an average of 7,000 road accident deaths annually and 18 daily.”
He added that according to the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), the numbers will increase to 29 deaths daily by 2020.
On average, Malaysia had about 24 deaths per 100,000 population and in 2012 Malaysia had an annual 2.98% increase in the number of road accidents.
“Road accidents costs the nation an average of RM9 billion annually due to losses of among others, human resources, legal processes and damages to the infrastructure,” said Idris."

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lower fares for 140,000 from today

AsiaOne News: "SINGAPORE - Thousands of low-wage workers and the disabled can enjoy subsidised travel on public buses and trains, under two Government-funded concession schemes that kick in today.

The Ministry of Transport said last week that it has issued concession passes to about 133,000 workers who earn up to $1,900 a month, and to some 7,000 people with disabilities."