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BTS Class-Action Suit Back on Track After Year Delay

BANGKOK — A judicial committee settled a year-long challenge Monday over which court should hear a class-action suit filed by wheelchair users against City Hall for repeated delays in to making the BTS Skytrain accessible.

Bidding for Lucky License Plates Fetches 7 Million Baht

SISAKET — Authorities on Saturday raised millions of baht on the first day of bidding at an ongoing auction for auspicious vehicle license plate numbers and initials.

Airport Rail Link to Expand Operating Hours

BANGKOK — The Airport Rail Link announced Friday that it would expand its operating hours.
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Here’s a Map of Which BTS Stations Are Accessible

BANGKOK — Two years after a court-ordered deadline for all BTS Skytrain stations to be made accessible to wheelchairs, we wanted a clear picture...
Private security carry a commuter's wheelchair down the stairs Tuesday at BTS Saphan Taksin. Three years after the highest court gave the city 12 months to make all stations wheelchair-accessible, the work remains incomplete.

Three Years of Excuses Later, BTS Still Not Accessible

BANGKOK — The BTS Skytrain remains inaccessible to commuters with disabilities three years after the courts ordered City Hall to install elevators, and a class-action suit remains in administrative limbo one year after it was filed.

Traffic Alert: Yellow Line Work Starts Tonight

BANGKOK — Another day, another detour.

Death in Florida, 21st Caused by Takata Air Bags

Florida officials confirmed Wednesday that 34-year-old Nichol Barker was at least the 21st person to die worldwide due to exploding Takata air bag inflators. She was involved in a relatively minor crash in July but died of a head wound caused by shrapnel that shot out of her 2002 Honda Accord's air bag. Nineteen auto and truck makers are recalling up to 69 million inflators in the U.S. and 100 million worldwide because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. The deaths have occurred since May 2009:

Find Free Fun for Kids on Children’s Day

BANGKOK — A number of venues and transportation services will go free Saturday for Children’s Day.

Fares to Leap for Bangkok-Pattaya Motorway

BANGKOK — Traveling to Pattaya by motorway will be almost twice as expensive starting in April.

Bangkok Buses, Trains to Run Late on NYE

BANGKOK — Get a ride home later than usual New Year’s Eve when public transportation hours are extended to accommodate revelers.

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