You may remember that back in September, TRANSIT commented on the new RapidPass that RapidKL was introducing and made a few recommendations.
We recommended that there be:
- increased Tempatan bus service (otherwise why have the tempatan pass)
- integration of the monorail by allowing the holders of the LRT & integrated pass to board the KL Monorail
- extension of the student concession to post-secondary school students (just as RapidPenang does with their RapidYouth card).
A few days ago, TRANSIT learned that Prasarana / RapidKL are going to integrate the KL Monorail service into the integrated pass. RapidKL sent us the press release today and we promised to highlight it, so here it is:
Unlimited travel on RapidKL bus and LRT, as well as KL Monorail for only RM150 a month
Petaling Jaya, 23 November 2009:- Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL), the largest public transport operator in the Klang Valley, is pleased to announce that starting December 2009, the rapidpass Integrated RM150 monthly travel card has been extended to cover the KL Monorail service.
The rapidpass Integrated offers unlimited rides for RapidKL buses, LRTs and now the KL Monorail service, for an entire month.
Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) Group Managing Director, Dato’ Idrose Mohamed, said with the inclusion of the KL Monorail service, the rapidpass Integrated now allows its users to travel seamlessly on Prasarana-operated public transport services in Klang Valley.
“Commuters can now have unlimited monthly travel on RapidKL buses, RapidKL LRT trains and KL Monorail, by purchasing our rapidpass Integrated at only RM150.
Now, we would like to say to RapidKL that we and many other monorail users will appreciate the extension of the integrated pass to cover the KL Monorail (now, presumably the RapidKL Monorail)
Of course, we did say we would like to see the KL Monorail integrated into the LRT pass and the Integrated Pass (because after all, the monorail is officially LRT Sistem 3)….so we will continue to push for that.
However, in the meantime, we hope that purchasers of the integrated pass will be able to take advantage of the KL Monorail. We also hope Prasarana will get themselves together and start extending the KL Monorail instead of focusing only on LRT extensions.
Read the article below for a media update on the new integrated pass: