In September 2019, Phnom Penh City Bus was funded by Japan and released a real-time bus information system. Now the mobile app can locate it in real time, and the bus shelters that used to be patrolled by fallen leaves began to line up. Regardless of the mileage, the bus is 1,500 Cambodian dollars (about NT$11), free for students, children and elders with disabilities, and air-conditioned. It is an economical option for urban transportation. For Vutha, although taking the bus can avoid the risk of commuting by locomotive, the bus stops and starts, rushes and brakes hard during rush hour, and young passengers get motion sickness and vomit, and take the bus as a dreadful way.
When I got out of the air-conditioned car, I walked in the Image Manipulation Service scorching sun and sweated profusely. The child was prone to illness when it was hot and cold. And longer commutes also mean having to get up early, sacrificing sleep time for kids. The three different commuting ecology of locomotives, automobiles, and buses are not only the difference in the way of movement, but also the health risk gap between different social and economic classes. This gap extends to the threshold of education. Vutha's wife had a dispute with him: Is it worth sacrificing the child's health to make a daily trip for education? Although his wife respected Vutha's decision in the end, he had to bear the responsibility and distress of the pick-up and drop off alone.
Between children's health and financial ability, Vutha developed a creative cocktail commute method: 5 school days a week, 2 days by motorcycle, 2 days by bus, 1 day by car; if the family income is better that month, you can increase it Driving days. 2-08 Photo Credit: Vutha A locomotive with multiple loads is the most common mode of transportation for locals to go to school.