CityNews – A meeting to discuss the importance of public transit in the city of Chiang Mai as a strategic development was held for the second time on Wednesday, September 7.
The Ministry of Transport assigned the Office of Transport and Traffic Police and Planning (OTP) to collaborate with the Excellence Centre of Infrastructure Technology and Transportation (ExCITE) Chiang Mai University to research and develop a master plan for a public transit network in the city.
The forum was held to present research and ask the public for their opinion in regards to what public services were needed, where they should go and if the ideas proposed in the meeting were suitable or not. The OTP will now send the data collected from the meeting to the Ministry of Transport who will refer the data to the government and ask for a budget.
The general public was invited to attend the forum along with local community heads, local government officials, government departments, private organisations and the mass media.
Topics discussed in the forum included a transport system, station design, theoretical itineraries and timetables, and an analysis of short-term, mid-term and long-term action plans.