First 'Spider' cards roll out for new ticketing system

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) has produced 200,000 "Mangmoom" (Spider) cards for test runs of a planned common ticketing system for public transport in Bangkok as it prepares to transfer authority of the system to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA).

According to OTP director-general Chaiwat Tongkamkoon, the MRTA is set to oversee the common ticketing system as a result of a cabinet decision regarding how it should be managed.

The MRTA will hold a board meeting on Sept 18 to discuss a memorandum of understanding (MOU) concerning the system with the Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) and the Bangkok Expressway and Metro Plc (BEM).

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