The Star – April 4, 2007: Courtesy classes for Penang bus drivers

Wednesday April 4, 2007

Courtesy classes for Penang bus drivers

He said the drivers would also be trained to be considerate and res-ponsible.

This was because many com-plaints had been received about drivers who were reckless, rude and rough to passengers, he said.

“We have also advised RapidPe-nang to be cautious when hiring bus drivers,” he told a press conference here yesterday.

RapidPenang acting chief executive officer Douglas David said about 200 bus drivers would be recruited for the service which would be starting in August.

Dr Teng also said the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) was expected to approve the routes and fare structure for RapidPenang buses by end of the month.

Working together:(From left)Penanti assemblyman Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Majid,Dr Teng,Datuk Keramat assemblyman Ong Thean Lye and David looking at some documents on the new bus system.

He said the state was working very closely with RapidPenang to finalise details of the routes.

“We are also working out the fare structure including day and monthly passes, passes for students, senior citizens and the disabled,” he said.

Dr Teng said the state had ordered 150 low-floor buses from China for the bus service.

“For the time being, we will not be having special buses for the disabled who use wheelchairs,” he said.

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