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Public bus firm eyes safety and tech overhaul

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Public bus firm eyes safety and tech overhaul

By The Nation

 

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The state-run public inter-city bus transport company says it is considering new safety measures and a connection to the police criminal tracking system.
 

The criminal tracking system would prevent passengers from travelling alongside criminals, said the president of the board of directors, Lieutenant General Surapon Tapananon.

 

“In the future, every passenger must verify their identity by scanning an ID card or passport before getting on a bus in case they have a criminal history. If they are wanted by the police, we will secretly contact the police to arrest them,” Surapon said. 

 

The company would ensure its drivers met international standards, he said, adding that 6,500 drivers with the company and affiliated firms must be fully trained and pass a rigorous test.

 

The three main bus terminals in the capital – Mochit 2 in the north, the southern terminal and Ekkamai for the east – were being upgraded with smart technology similar to an airport, Surapon said. 

 

There would be LED departure boards, check-in counters, baggage tags, full-body scanners and lounges, he said. 

 

The plan for developing electronic tickets was being considered with a common ticketing system allowing passengers to use only one ticket, Surapon said. 

 

He said card payments would streamline the move to a cashless society.

 

Privately run, affiliated bus companies had 4,000 buses while the state-run transport company had only 500 buses, Surapon said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30370972

 

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35 minutes ago, snoop1130 said:

“In the future, every passenger must verify their identity by scanning an ID card or passport before getting on a bus in case they have a criminal history. If they are wanted by the police, we will secretly contact the police to arrest them,” Surapon said. 

Great, and if these people with a criminal history have paid for their crimes, do they need to sit at the back of the bus away from the good citizens. 

 

Unbelievable.

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Seems every month must have an April 1  in it.... 

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Buying "hardware" is the most corruption money for the buck. I doubt very much if driver training, maintenance and safety give the same kind of margins.

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This has to be a late / very early April Fool's Day joke. 

I travel up and down 

 Ramkhamhaeng Road almost daily - the number of business DOUBLE stopped letting passengers on 'n' off is mind-boggling. And these chimpanzees are suppose to be 'trained"

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2 hours ago, CGW said:

Big brother closes in!

WORLDWIDE!

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If the drivers have to scan their ID cards before driving not many buses would leave the depot, most are criminals, druggies or have no licence 😎  :sorry:

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19 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

adding that 6,500 drivers with the company and affiliated firms must be fully trained and pass a rigorous test.

Which I take it to mean ,at this time they dont.at least by number of accidents.

regards worgeordie

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The rigorous test must include the ability to still play candy crush as the bus comes to rest in the ditch 🤔  

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