Trat launches public transport service

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TRAT – The eastern province of Trat has introduced its first public transport service to facilitate travel of residents and visitors.

The project is a collaboration between Trat Provincial Land Transport Office and Trat Transport Cooperative. Govenor Channa Iamsaeng has presided over the inauguration ceremony at the clock tower.

According to Trat Provincial Land Transport Office, the jitneys will run on six routes across the city. The operation will initially go through a six month trial period and will be assessed by passengers. Service users are to pay a flat fare of 20 baht for all distances. Students will be offered a 50-percent discount.

The project aims to improve the transport system of the province in response to urban expansion and a growing number of tourists. Previously, the seaside province had no public jitneys. Tourists or residents who don’t have private vehicles previously needed to rely on rentals provided by private operators.