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Updates #80

Updates #80

1. Hotline Story: End of the road (Malay Mail, 1 April 2011) – S. Selvananathan will have to continue to live with the bus stop next to his house.

TO STAY: The controversial bus stop in front of Selvanathan's house. Image courtesy of The Malay Mail).

2. Article: Malaysia-Singapore border transport gets a boost (The Star, 1 April 2011) – Come July, taxis plying both sides of the Singapore-Malaysia border will be able to pick-up and drop-off passengers anywhere in their respective countries.

3. Hotline Story: T ‘n G card unreadable in bus (The Malay Mail, 28 March 2011) – Ricky Yap has found his TnG card unreadable on a RapidKL bus that apparently had a faulty card reader.

4. Articles in the NST & KOSMO! (among others) confirm that Puduraya is expected to re-open on 16 April 2011.

The new Jalan Pudu facade of Hentian Puduraya. Image courtesy of KOSMO!

5. Article: ‘LRT extension project won’t cost more than RM7bil’ (Star Property, 4 April 2011) – an update from Prasarana Project Management Developer Zulkifli Mohd Yusof on the LRT extension project. According to this article, Mitrajaya unit accepts RM90.78m contract for LRT Ampang line extension (The Edge, 1 April 2011) the Ampang Line extension will be going ahead soon.

6. Article: IJM unit New Pantai Expressway gets ‘greenlight’ for NPE extension to Ampang (The Edge, 1 April 2011)

[TRANSIT: The new is not exactly public transport-related but think of the potential for a Bus Rapid Transit route along the NPE, linking USJ & Sunway to Petaling Jaya Selatan (and the KTM Komuter) as well as Taman Desa, Sg. Besi & Ampang!]

7. Hotline Story: Monday blues worsened by LRT delays (The Malay Mail, 5 April 2011) – Cecilia of Setapak complains about a delay on the Kelana Jaya LRT line.

8. Article: Support e-cycles (Malay Mail, 5 April 2011) – Manufacturers of electric bicycles want dialogue with government to come up with guidelines for their use on Malaysian roads.

Various versions of electric bicycles (the smaller ones, not the scooter-like ones) are shown here. Image courtesy of The Malay Mail.

Click here for a larger version of the image above.

TRANSIT: Let’s solve everyone’s problem and save everyone lots of time. If are under the age of 15 and you are ridingany road-capable vehicle (motorized or not) you must wear a protective helmet.

If you are over the age of 16 and you are riding any motorized vehicle (road-capable or not) you must wear a protective helmet and the vehicle must be insured.

Done and done.

9. The Malay Mail and NST featured some comments on taxi drivers.

10. TRANSIT also took note of 3 letters in the NST about public transport:

One reply on “Updates #80”

That’s too bad Mr. Selvanathan, you know how is our local authority works, their stubborness is way beyond average, they said they want to change for the better might means they will change for better inefficiency and stubborness.

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