The Association for the Improvement of Mass Transit – Klang Valley (TRANSIT), a newly-formed public transport advocacy group, will introduce themselves to the public and present a “wishlist” for the 2009 Budget in front of the Pasar Seni LRT station at 10:00 am, Saturday, 23 August 2008. All are welcome.
The members of the group hope that their introduction, at one of the major public transport hubs in the Klang Valley, will raise the voice of the public transport passenger, a consumer and stakeholder in the public transport industry.
For too long, the voice of the consumer has not been organized or properly heard. There has been no opportunity for individuals to gain a powerful voice for their suggestions or specific attention to their complaints. The issues within the industry have affected passengers and operators alike – but the interests of the passengers have not been maintained.
Solutions for public transport have, in the past, been costly or ineffective or both. In many cases these solutions have been incomplete because they have not heard the voice of all stakeholders and they have not involved all stakeholders.
It is known that the 2009 Budget will be a “people friendly” budget with specific improvements to public transportation, among others.
TRANSIT wishes to identify specific areas of improvement which can be done quickly within the Klang Valley. The group hopes that the government will consider these suggestions on and above what is already in the 2009 Budget.
TRANSIT encourages all stakeholders, especially MPs, ADUNs, Local Councillors, and passengers to get involved in the process of improving public transport. We hope to lay the groundwork and help get public transport back on track.
The Association for the Improvement of Mass Transit / Pertubuhan untuk Penambahbaikan Pengangkutan Awam – Klang Valley (TRANSIT) will introduce themselves to the public and present a “wishlist” for the 2009 Budget. This will be followed by a tour of public transport facilities, infrastructure, and services within the immediate area.
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Time: 10:00 am
Location: The public square in front of the Pasar Seni LRT station