TDRI urges cheap fares for new rail routes

The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) is studying how electric train fares could be adjusted along new routes to ensure fairness and affordability to all commuters. Sumet Ongkittikul, director of the TDRI’s Transport and Logistics Policy, said the results will be presented to the government. The TDRI, he said, found that a low-income earner can afford to […]

Wheels turn on ride-hailing study

A study into ride-sharing services has been handed to the Department of Land Transport (DLT) ahead of deliberations that could pave the way for US-based industry leader Uber to operate legally in Thailand. The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) submitted the study to the department and the Ministry of Transport is expected to decide on […]

Light Rail Transit: Triumph without govt funding?

Local authorities and civil groups in Khon Kaen have reached a consensus to build a light rail transit system as a starting point of a more ambitious goal of developing a “smart city”. They have set up companies as part of an effort to push the project ahead whether or not they get support from […]

TDRI Quarterly Review 2014-1

Contents Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu, Somkiat Tangkitvanich, Wirot Sukphisan and Ploy Thammapiranan Relocating Labor-Intensive Industries from Thailand to Neighboring Countries: Possibility and Policy Implications Lasse Gerrits, Peter Marks, Sumet Ongkittikul and Michael Synnott Assessing High-Speed Railway Projects: A Comparison of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom Download