11 July 2017
The Transportation Bureau organized the “Road Safety Parent-child Event – Bus Magnifier”, which officially began on 9th July and was held for three consecutive Sundays. A total of 30 parents and children visited the Transmac – Transportes Urbanos de Macau S.A.R.L. (the Company) to learn more about bus services and the daily operations of the local bus company. The aim of the event was to foster a more intimate relationship between passengers and the bus companies, and to promote commuting by public transportation.
A bus was dispatched to the Transportation Bureau in the morning to pick up the parents and children and escort them to the Transmac Bus Depot at Ilha Verde. They were warmly welcomed by the Transmac Deputy General Manager Kwan Weng Kai, other department heads and staff members of the Company. The guests were first invited to an indoor area, where they were shown photographs and listened to a presentation by a Transmac representative, which gave them more knowledge about the Transmac team and different models of buses. This was followed by a video about public transport etiquette and a quiz with prizes. The children were deeply impressed by the video and were eager to answer questions. After the quiz, the parents and their children went to the bus parking area, where a Transmac senior bus captain presented the pre-departure routine of bus captains to them. The participants also boarded a three-door bus and looked into different facilities under the guidance of Transmac representatives. While the children found the experience interesting, the parents said the facilities onboard were helpful. They said that they will use the facilities more often in the future. Later, the Company invited the guests to the bus repair facility. The children were mesmerized by the process, and found it fascinating.
At the end of the visit, every guest was presented with a souvenir. They also took a group photo. The parents believed that it was a meaningful event. They were able to understand more about the bus operator and felt more appreciative of it. They also said they are going to use public transport more in the future. The Company also expressed its gratitude to the Transportation Bureau for inviting it to join this meaningful and joyous event. The Company hopes that the children can learn about public transport etiquette and become good future citizens through this relaxing and cheerful event.