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  • OPINION

    Shame and fines won't fix taxi troubles

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 23/07/2015

    » Transport Minister Prajin Juntong decided earlier this month to delay a fare rise for metered taxis by three months to the end of October to ensure these cabs would meet a 75% score set for their service standards, compared with the average 45% to 50% they are getting now.

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    Don't run bike taxi rivals off the road

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 19/05/2016

    » Like other unsolved problems this country has been facing for decades, the safety and reliability of motorcycle taxis are being addressed through authoritarian means, using nationalism and a perceived threat to national security as a pretext to ban services by foreign operators who have more innovative solutions than our inefficient and incompetent regulators.

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    Tourism and taxis; what is a fair fare for all?

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 28/10/2016

    » Imagine you are a first-time visitor to Bangkok. You disembark at dawn at the vast, illuminated Suvarnabhumi airport, exhausted from a long-haul flight. Then, together with your spouse and children, you drowsily push your trolleys packed with luggage toward a taxi stand that has no queue of waiting passengers as dozens of airport taxi drivers eagerly await their turn, praying they get a customer who will net them the highest fare.

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