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Govt Hopes New Apps Will Mean Better, Safer Bangkok Taxis

BANGKOK — Transportation officials unveiled Thursday a taxi-hailing service that requires drivers install equipment to ensure passenger safety.

Line to Launch Taxi Service in Bangkok

BANGKOK — A new taxi-booking service will compete against rivals Grab and Uber, this time with the blessing of the government and taxi drivers. The...

Don Mueang U-Turn Bridge Closed to See What Happens

BANGKOK — Access to Don Mueang Airport will be impacted this week as a U-turn bridge leading into the airport is closed to determine...

In Bangkok, Chinese Foreign Minister Wants Quick Start to Railway Project

BANGKOK — China's foreign minister says he hopes construction of a new Thai railway can start immediately so Thailand will have better access to Chinese markets.

Ride-Hailing App Grab Raises $2.5 Billion

JAKARTA — Japan's Softbank and China's top ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing are pouring USD $2 billion into the latest round of financing by cash-hungry Southeast Asian taxi app Grab.

Was the Public Coerced Into Choosing Ugly Bridge Design?

BANGKOK — Architects raised concern Thursday that the controversial design for a footbridge over the Chao Phraya River was decided upon well before the public was given a chance to weigh in.

No Ads, More Art: Crowdfunders Remake BTS Skytrain

BANGKOK — Put the phone down and look up. That skytrain you’re commuting could be the pioneered mobile art installation.

City Hall Dismisses Concerns Over Chao Phraya Footbridge

BANGKOK — City Hall on Tuesday dismissed concerns over the project to build a footbridge and bike lane across Chao Phraya river, after its...

Govt Approves 179 Billion Baht for Controversial High-Speed Railway Project

BANGKOK — Starting from 2021, traveling from Bangkok to Nakhon Ratchasima province – the gateway town to northeastern region – will take only one hour and 17 minutes, the interim cabinet said Tuesday.

Following Latest RV Fad, Thais Take to Park in Kanchanaburi

KANCHANABURI — The head of a provincial national park said Saturday that it has become the latest favorite spot of recreational vehicles, or RVs, to enjoy their getaway weekend with nature, the head of the park Saturday.

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