Author : Manny K (March 1, 2017)
In a survey by Kasem Bundit University (KBU) team of researchers 80% of Bangkokians said city hall should continue with the Bus Rapit Transit (BRT) service.
BRT has been running under 200 million baht loss every year and is falling short of its daily commuters which is expected to be 35,000 in order to continue its service. Currently, BRT has 25,000 passengers using its service every day.
Researchers from (KBU) team surveyed passengers, car owners (drive in Rama III area), police officers, motorists and pedestrians who said that city hall should continue with the service as it helps cut traffic during hours.
In a survey with BRT passengers majority of them said they did not mind paying more if it helps BMA offset losses.
The survey contained questionnaire and multiple choice questions. According to the survey result, BMA should NOT stop the BRT service. The results of the survey will be forwarded to Bangkok’s Governor for further consideration.