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Mercedes VIP Taxis Roll Out in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Stuck in Bangkok traffic? Mai pen rai – as long as there’s Wi-Fi and a place to charge one’s phone.
A win motosai burns her vest in protest on May 17 outside of Grab’s Bangkok offices.

Military Urges Motosai to Register with App – Any App

BANGKOK — A military unit overseeing motorcycle taxi services will encourage riders to register with private ride-hailing applications to ease conflict while new rules are being written.
Passengers queue for a check-in at Chiang Mai International Airport. Photo: Matichon

Chiang Mai, Phuket Second Airports Will Be ‘Great Help’

BANGKOK — The decision to build new airports at two top tourist destinations was welcomed by the head of the tourism department Friday as a means to support ever-growing tourist arrivals.
Manit Inpim and another disabled activist meet with Amorn Kitchawengkul, Bangkok deputy governor at BTS Phrom Phong station in 2016. Photo: Matichon

City Hall Approves 256M Baht For BTS Elevators

BANGKOK — A disabled activist Thursday welcomed City Hall’s budget approval to add more elevators to BTS Skytrain stations.
Motorcycle taxis Thursday burn a vest uniform at a protest in front of Grab’s Bangkok headquarters.

Moto Rally: Riders Demand Grab Play by the Rules

BANGKOK — Motorcycle taxis Thursday converged on the Bangkok headquarters of the largest ride-hailing service to demand it cease operating in violation of the law.

City Hall and Activists to Survey BTS Accessibility

BANGKOK — City officials must join the disabled activists suing them on a court-ordered inspection of BTS stations as part of a class-action lawsuit, one of the plaintiffs said Wednesday.
Image: Google

Bangkok Traffic Cams Bust 27,000 Drivers. Here’s Where They Are.

BANGKOK — Almost 30,000 Bangkok motorists will get tickets in the mail for illegally changing lanes yesterday, the first day a new traffic surveillance system went live.
Photo: Matichon

Ticket Cams to Bust Bangkok’s Lane Cutters

BANGKOK — It’s Friday evening and the commute home is more exhausting than the actual work week. Slogging toward an overpass, a random car creeps from behind and swoops in up ahead, extending the traffic infinity war even longer.
A still image from a 2017 video clip of two motorcycle taxis fighting in Pattaya. Photo: My Pattaya / Facebook

Grab Must Stand Down to End Taxi Wars: Military

BANGKOK — The gig economy is boiling over in the streets, where drivers are chasing each other down for a beating and passengers subjected to outrageous harassment.

Netizens Side With Farang YouTuber Wronged by Airport Taxi

BANGKOK — It’s an age-old tale: Boy lands at airport, boy meets taxi, taxi rips off boy.

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