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Pattaya Mayor Launches Free Bus Service for Pattaya Students

Siripun Sinbuathong 16.05.2011 07:28
Pattaya Mayor Launches Free Bus Service for Pattaya Students - Pattaya Times News


Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome has helped ease expenses for local parents by launching 10 school buses for public school students. Ten fully air-conditioned buses are set to pick students up from various bus stops and drop them off to Pattaya City Schools from May 18 onwards.




Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome said, "I am aware of the costs that parents have to pay everyday to transport their children to and from school. The oil price is very expensive these days so I want to help them ease their expenditures. I believe the school bus project will help save about a thousand baht or more a month per family."

"At the moment there are 16,000 students attending 10 Pattaya City schools. Each year, the number of attendees is growing by about 1,600 students. The buses will serve all Pattaya City schools except for the one in Koh Larn. Not only will it save their parents money but it also offer a safer travel option as some students travel alone," he added.

"We are currently renting these buses for the period of five years. The buses use CNG gas and each bus can hold about 70 passengers. The bus is 12 meters long with one entrance door and one emergency door. We have already employed 20 bus drivers and care takers to be on the bus with the students. Each bus is equipped with a radio which will be used for performance reporting and emergency notifications," he concluded.

Students can contact their school administrators about the exact locations about where the bus stops will be.


Pattaya Mayor Launches Free Bus Service for Pattaya Students - Pattaya Times News

Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome  and Pattaya City officials take a ride on the new school buses.


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