Transport and shipping

Transport and shipping policy and administration

Land transport dept to improve quality of public transport

The Transport Minister has instructed the Department of Land Transport (DLT) to improve the quality of public transport services and launch social media channels for commuters to file complaints.Keep watching ...

Govt urged to build sky lanes for bikes and foster cycling culture to tackle traffic, pollution

The government must encourage the use of bicycles by building more sky lanes for bikes, the chief of the engineers council has suggested.Professor Suchatvee Suwansawat, president of the Council of Engineers Thailand, said that currently traveling on a bicycle in Bangkok was full of pitfalls, ...

The Nation Reporter

Transport Min eyes AI to solve traffic jams

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob instructed the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) to address traffic problems in front of toll booths to alleviate people’s travel problems. In the long run, the information will be linked with the Department of Land Transport and related agencies.Keep watching ...

Cambodia, Thailand discuss linking ports

Thailand has proposed connecting one of its ports to Sihanoukville’s deep-water port in a bid to boost trade between the countries.A delegation from Thailand’s eastern economic corridor met with Cambodian authorities on Tuesday to discuss linking the infrastructures of the Laem Chabang port in Chonburi ...

Taxi fares up 50 satang

The Ministry of Transport has approved a taxi fare hike by 50 satang over the distance between one to ten kilometers, starting September in order to offset increasing costs for drivers.Keep watching ...

New panel to steer development of Thai logistics sector

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has instructed the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) office and his ministry to come up with a joint logistics development policy as part of his move to steer efforts to improve the country’s logistics sector in the same direction.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Minister confirms train, bus fare cuts coming

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob promises to cut train and bus fares this year, with government subsidies allowing electric train fares at a possible flat 15-baht rate.A main policy of the Transport Ministry was to cut the cost of living by reducing fares – especially electric ...

Thodsapol Hongtong

More cross-border bus services urged

The Transport Ministry has urged bus operators to set up routes across borders from Thailand to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, known as the CLMV countries, due to their highly lucrative business potential.“Expanding road networks afford bus operators more opportunities to do business,” said Chaiwat ...

Thodsapol Hongtong

More Northeast transport links to Laos in the works

Numerous transport infrastructure projects in the Northeast are in the pipeline to establish links between Thailand and Laos, Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith says. The first project is the sixth Thai-Lao friendship bridge, linking Ubon Ratchathani with Salawan, he said. The cabinet on Tuesday gave approval ...

Thodsapol Hongtong

Thailand to speed up train link with China

Thailand has pledged to get its high-speed train through Isan running in time to link up with the line that will connect with the track being built through Laos to China. Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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