As the consequence of my meeting with Director General of Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) yesterday, the inauguration of Thailand First Accessibility Bus Lines will occur on August 5, 1999 at 09.00 AM.
Mr. Sonthaya Khunplum Dept. Minister of Transportation & Communication will preside over the first launching of service. Hundreds of persons with disabilites including 30 wheelchair users will witness the ceremony. You can get update news at www.bangkokpost.net on August 6, 1999. The schedule for the launch of this service is as follows:
You are cordially invited to this historic event on transportation advocacy.
The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) is promoting non-handicapping environments by providing four new buses installed with hydraulic lifts and air-conditioning. As a pilot project, two buses will be in service on route #39 (Rangsit-Sanamluong) and other two buses will be route #23 (Prapadaeng-Nonthaburi). Each bus will provide space for two wheelchair passengers. Bus drivers and bus conductors will be trained for proper services toward passengers with disabilities.
The first launch will be conducted at BMTA head-quaters at 09.00 AM on August 5, 1999. It is expected that not only disabled people, but also elderly persons and other mobility impaired people will enjoy traveling these new accessible routes.