Public Transportation in Ho Chi Minh City

3253 Words May 31st, 2012 14 Pages
Pitfalls from various kinds of personal transportations

Transportation in developing countries, including Vietnam, is always an important and current problem. How to apply the most effective method in transportation in order to minimize the cost, maximize the benefits for government and citizens and not hamper the environment is not easy. This problem needs a thorough process and the alignment of both government and citizens to the best solution. Every day, people need or have to go outdoors to do their activities in order to earn money, to come to school or for other affairs. None of us can stay at home and still have everything done. The question is which means of transportation they choose to use: biking, walking, motorbike or
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If you live in an urban area and use the bus or train as your primary transportation source, you save even more on car payments, insurance and repairs. Some people hold that public transport acts to "provide a social service for the poor passengers are in fact overwhelmingly middle-class". This is probably due to the massive benefits of making daily commutes in pooled transport, therefore meaning many businessmen and workers use it. On the other hand, reduced time spent on maintenance of personal vehicles should be added up, too.
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Convenience is the next advantage: most trains and buses run on a set schedule that you can set your commuting time around. No more roaming around looking for parking or sitting in traffic. Some say that buses and trains take longer than driving, but if you consider that driving is “lost time” that you can better spend reading or relaxing while leaving the driving to someone else, you come out way ahead time wise. One objection to riding public transport may be that a person has children to transport. Many find it easier to look after a bunch of kids while seated on a train or bus than constantly trying to keep an eye on what’s going on in the back seat while trying to drive, without having to parking spaces at your destination. About advantages for environment, consider how many large suburban vehicles and trucks you see inhabited by one or two people. Everyone who is taking his or her own vehicle is causing some individual
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