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Army formalizes baht bus routes, cuts fares

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Army formalizes baht bus routes, cuts fares

Pattaya’s baht buses were ordered to work only on set routes and charge all passengers 10 baht each beginning Dec. 24.

PATTAYA:-- Pattaya’s baht buses were ordered to starting working only set routes and charge all passengers 10 baht each.

 

Col. Somsak Thangdam­rongtham, deputy chief of staff for the 14th Military Circle, announced Dec. 16 that four routes have been set and the fare on any of them will be 10 baht. The order went into effect on Dec. 24.

 

The routes are Bali Hai Pier to Banglamung, the Charoen­rath Community in Naklua to Jomtien Beach, the Pattaya Second Road-Beach Road loop, and North Pattaya to Jomtien.

 

The requirement that fares on all these routes be set at 10 baht represents a reduction of half or more. A typical trip from North Pattaya to Jomtien Beach previously cost at least 20 baht.

 

Read more: http://www.pattayamail.com/news/army-formalizes-baht-bus-routes-cuts-fares-159701

PATTAYA MAIL 2016-12-30

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would seem so,.

would this information tie in with this map someone posted the other day in a thread.

baht bus routes.jpg

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so abviously he doesn't care about cutting a drivers wages in half then,i bet if it happened to him it would be a different story, or any of us come to that

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And still no plans for a route along Jomtien Beach 2nd road. Lots of new condos all the way down, plus markets, bars, restaurants etc.

Maybe officials/police own the Motorcy Taxi ranks and don't want to lose the income. No need to make it into a one way system like Pattaya, just get more traffic using 2nd road rather than Jomtien Beach road.

 

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:shock1:...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:...:biggrin:

 

Happy New Year Cheap Charlies :whistling:

 

Now can only hope some of the damn baht bus drivers decide to give it up and get a real job..  Halving the amount of the blue nuisances would help solve the traffic woes...

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It's not really much of a fare cut as most rides in town have been 10 baht for many years now. Some long rides are generally charged 20 baht, such as Jomtien to Naklua But it seems to be saying we can now reliably get from Pattaya to Jomtien for 10 baht without changing buses at the infamous South Pattaya baht bus queue. Have yet to see this ... hope so!

 

As far as drivers suffering poverty, I think not really, but I think the idea of better, more predictable service is a good one, and wonder if the drivers finances could be subsidized to a limited extent via something like hotel taxes. Think of all the benefit it is to businesses all over town to have cheap, wide, frequent, and predictable transport, for both customers and workers. It's something worth preserving, expanding, and  improving on for the overall good of the public, Thai and foreign. 

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52 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

It's not really much of a fare cut as most rides in town have been 10 baht for many years now. Some long rides are generally charged 20 baht, such as Jomtien to Naklua But it seems to be saying we can now reliably get from Pattaya to Jomtien for 10 baht without changing buses at the infamous South Pattaya baht bus queue. Have yet to see this ... hope so!

 

As far as drivers suffering poverty, I think not really, but I think the idea of better, more predictable service is a good one, and wonder if the drivers finances could be subsidized to a limited extent via something like hotel taxes. Think of all the benefit it is to businesses all over town to have cheap, wide, frequent, and predictable transport, for both customers and workers. It's something worth preserving, expanding, and  improving on for the overall good of the public, Thai and foreign. 

But the Army has to be involved ?  Is there no transportation body competent enough to sort this out ? 

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2 hours ago, Pdaz said:

:shock1:...:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:...:biggrin:

 

Happy New Year Cheap Charlies :whistling:

 

Now can only hope some of the damn baht bus drivers decide to give it up and get a real job..  Halving the amount of the blue nuisances would help solve the traffic woes...

 

You Sir your mouth is flapping but you know nothing of what

you speak...

Driving a taxi for 10-12 hours a day is very hard work....

Its a very real job...

 

The baht buses keep the traffic down by carrying a lot a

people,so they do not have to have their own vehicle.... 

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FINALLY! They did it. Like in most cities in the world.

 

This will contribute to less congestion since it reduce the Entropy ( cahos) and frustration how having to change of coach at random time.

 

The next OBVIOUS step is to have one of the many lanes reserved for TAxi and bhat bus to dramatically reduce trip time and congestion.

Then Taxi will make more money because of faster rotation. Better to charge 10 bhat on a dedicated track than 20 but stuck in traffic cahos.

 

Then next OBVIOUS step is to have a flashcode to :

 

- report a rating on Taxi service without fearing to be beaten by the driver i.e. the 21th century tools

-inquire about the line direction fare price and time tables.

 

An finally ... have a REAL bus ;-)

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57 minutes ago, bodymassagemyfriend said:

FINALLY! They did it. Like in most cities in the world.

 

This will contribute to less congestion since it reduce the Entropy ( cahos) and frustration how having to change of coach at random time.

 

The next OBVIOUS step is to have one of the many lanes reserved for TAxi and bhat bus to dramatically reduce trip time and congestion.

Then Taxi will make more money because of faster rotation. Better to charge 10 bhat on a dedicated track than 20 but stuck in traffic cahos.

 

Then next OBVIOUS step is to have a flashcode to :

 

- report a rating on Taxi service without fearing to be beaten by the driver i.e. the 21th century tools

-inquire about the line direction fare price and time tables.

 

An finally ... have a REAL bus ;-)

And then he woke up.

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People never seem to appreciate what they have until it's gone.  The Baht Bus system in Pattaya seems to me to be one of the quickest, cheapest and most efficient urban transport systems anywhere.  Where else can you go to the curb and usually within 2 minutes be on your way for up to a 3 or 4 km trip for the equivalent of .30 cents US.  For as densely populated a community as Pattaya and surrounding areas are, baht buses move a huge number of people to where they want to go every day with very few mishaps.  I read constant whinging about the drivers but in my 10 plus years of visiting Pattaya and using baht buses regularly, I have had hardly any incidences of rude behavior by drivers...much more often by ignorant passengers.

It would not bother me at all to see the fare go to B20...what else in Thailand are you paying the same for that you paid 10 years ago?  The drivers deserve a living wage and 20 baht is still damn cheap compared to almost any other place in the world.  

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1 hour ago, fforest1 said:

 

You Sir your mouth is flapping but you know nothing of what

you speak...

Driving a taxi for 10-12 hours a day is very hard work....

Its a very real job...

 

The baht buses keep the traffic down by carrying a lot a

people,so they do not have to have their own vehicle.... 

 

Pretty funny as I was a mini cab driver for 18 months in my younger days. So I have a pretty good idea about the work. It hardly compares with the lazy, belligerent and dangerous knobs they have here driving baht buses ( okay there may be the occasional good egg but they are few a far between and run by a mafia ) 

If you bothered to look you would see many of the baht buses are empty or only carry one or two passengers. Less baht buses would consolidate their loading, reduce vehicles and possibly allow each driver to earn more per day. 

Or do you actually believe that anyone unable to to immediately board a baht bus will magic up a private car... Give me break.. :whistling:

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