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Fear Of Attacks On Phuket's New Airport Buses Delays Launch Date


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Someone needs to show courage, and leadership and it probably should come from the federal level. Perhaps they need to have armed escorts protecting the buses. If the tuk tuk or taxi drivers create problems they should be instructed to destroy their precious taxis. Oblitererate those vehicles. Maybe that would get the message across?

The Governor and Vice Governors as well as the Police Commanders are all appointed by Bangkok, they aren't locally elected, yet nothing every changes...

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Why not threaten the taxi and T-T drivers with introduction of compulsory (no exception) meters ? And rates set by local government.

Let them choose between fair competition or fair fares.

Because they wouldn't turn them on. Just the the Meter Airport taxis have meters, but won't use them.

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Maybe they can convert the busses into hot dog stands, or is there a hot dog mafia in Phuket?

I was thinking party buses or mobile bars, like the converted VW buses you see elsewhere in Thailand. Much like the Chiva Bus you find in Colombia...

They obviously will never be used to actually carry passengers from the airport to their resorts.

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Why not threaten the taxi and T-T drivers with introduction of compulsory (no exception) meters ? And rates set by local government.

Let them choose between fair competition or fair fares.

Because they wouldn't turn them on. Just the the Meter Airport taxis have meters, but won't use them.

The latest gadget, the Meter also controls the vehicle's power. No meter, no go ? but this idea still looking for a manufacturer smile.png

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This is a chance to improve the reputation of tuk tuk and taxi drivers in Phuket. Instead of threaten the bus drivers with violence they should look to lower their prices to acceptable levels which would offer tourists a practical alternative.

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This is no surprise. What does surprise me is that buses have been bought/acquired already.

are you kidding? the more they spend the more they can put in their pockets.

what's amazing to me is that they fear the tuk tuk and taxi drivers. what a bunch of children, both of them.

I guess the tuk tuk and taxi drivers know if they do something nothing will happen to them, so I guess it

would make sense to fear someone that knows there will be no consequence.

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Limit each area to 6 tuktuks.- that's Kata, Karon and Patong so about 18 ought to do it. Crush the rest. Problem solved.

There. I fixed it. cheesy.gif

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Throw them into the sea. New reef, new tourist attraction.

I left Phuket because of the taxi mafia. Hua Hin doesn't have one. You can go almost anywhere in town on the bahtmobile for 10B.

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Un <deleted> believable! where else in the world would this sort of behaviour be acceptable? Run the buses and get the police to uphold the law!

Oh sorry, did you day Phuket? Sorry my mistake!

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If there were half the number of total tuk tuks on the island, the remaining number would double (at least, even charging less per ride!) their earnings. If that rumor were to spread, pitting the greedy basterds against each other, maybe they'd turn on each other and finish themselves off with in-fighting. thumbsup.gif

Okay, wishful thinking... coffee1.gif

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Why not threaten the taxi and T-T drivers with introduction of compulsory (no exception) meters ? And rates set by local government.

Let them choose between fair competition or fair fares.

Because they wouldn't turn them on. Just the the Meter Airport taxis have meters, but won't use them.

The latest gadget, the Meter also controls the vehicle's power. No meter, no go ? but this idea still looking for a manufacturer smile.png

Hmm.. why not to create an official Taxi application for smart phones.

When an customer steps in to the car, he/she will enter the taxi identification number to the application or better yet, this information is delivered with an NFC tag on the taxi. Application then will calculate the distance and wait time, based on GPS location data.

After the trip, the application shows the fare, which need to be paid. Application also send the fare to the Thailand TAX department, which can calculate the amount of taxes the driver has to pay.

There would also be an 'rate my taxi' option to give feedback who are good drivers and who should go to an customer service training.

Possible complaints would also be possible to send by the application to the relevant officials.

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