ISSP [2022] : Transport Planning & Design: The Development of Sisaket

Urban growth and increased use of private vehicles have created traffic congestion in the city of Sisaket, Thailand. Previous attempts to develop a public transportation system of buses and trams have been unsuccessful. We worked alongside the Municipality of Sisaket to identify public transportation options in Sisaket. Through focus groups and interviews with officials and public leaders and research on twenty five other cities in seven countries, options for public transportation in Sisaket were identified. Comparison based on metrics such as cost, build time, and capacity pointed to the implementation of an electric tuk tuk system as the most viable transport option to support economic development in Sisaket.