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Readers’ Poll: More buses best solution to Phuket’s transport woes

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PHUKET CITY: Gazette readers think an expanded public bus network is the single best solution to Phuket’s transport woes, last month’s readers’ poll has determined.

Over 400 readers cast votes in the poll, which is now closed.

We asked readers to tell us what they thought was the single best solution to Phuket’s transport problems.

The most popular solution, with 22.3% of the vote, was an expanded public bus network.

This option was the favorite among Thai nationals, expats and tourists alike.

The second-most popular option was to have more metered taxis (18.0%), followed by an elevated mass transit system (15.8%), a railway network (15.5%), more songtaews (14.4%) and an orbital hovercraft service (14.0%).

The current poll, launched today, seeks to gauge the effect on Phuket residents of the stepped-up security measures for the Asean Ministers Meeting, now in progress.

Some motorists say that traffic tailbacks have been daunting; others, particularly those who live in or near the venue of the meetings, report little-to-no effect on the island’s roads. Click here to record your experience to date.

 

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