Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bus service only by firms that clear all fines

PUTRAJAYA: Only express bus companies with vehicles cleared of all outstanding police summonses will be allowed to operate additional bus services during the Chinese New Year period.

“The buses should also not have any summonses issued by the Road Transport Department and the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board,” said board chairman Datuk Markiman Kobiran. He also reminded the companies not to pull out at the last minute or they would be blacklisted.

“The operators are also responsible in monitoring touts at their respective counters. They should not be in cohort with these unscrupulous people by charging consumers more that the permitted fare,” he said in a statement yesterday.

1 comment:

Sun Tzu II said...

Right....

What about the bus drivers?

I'd imagine that bus companies would pay closer attention to what their employees are up to, but I think reckless bus drivers should face more than just the wrath of their bosses.

Still, it remains to be seen how would this be implemented and enforced. Good ideas rarely survive poor execution. I know this way too well.