1. Video: Wong Tian Yeong posted this 33 second video of what appears to be a leaking ceiling at Puduraya bus terminal – https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1894585558875 – on 9 May 2011. According to this article in the Star, the “leak” was actually a sprinkler head that somehow started gushing water during a test.
2. Letter: LPTC should be under Transport Ministry (The Star, 9 May 2011) – Puzzled of Kuala Lumpur wonders why the Land Public Transport Commission is not directly under the Transport Ministry.
3. Letter: Cab goes the extra mile (NST, 10 May 2011) – NURADZIMMAH DAIM writes of a positive experience with Sunlight Taxi, receiving an SMS update of the arrival of her radio-hired taxi.
SMS read: “Dear MS (Miss), your taxi HB**** (Refn: 15****) has arrived, Ps (please) proceed to pick up point within the next 5 to 10min. TQ for calling Unicablink@Sunlight 90575757/1300800222.”
[TRANSIT: A useful example of customer service. Kudos to Sunlight.]
4. Letter: MRT may reduce cost of cars on road (NST, 10 May 2011) – V. Thomas of Sg. Buloh writes about the MRT and the changes it may bring to car drivers.
5. Article: Rahim: Govt Satisfied With Public Transport NKRA (Malaysian Digest, 11 May 2011)
6. Blog: Penang Hill Railway Breakdown: An Insider’s View (Anilnetto.com, 11 May 2011)
7. Article: Camp-in threat by railway squatters (The Star, 11 May 2011)
8. Letter: Risking injury to be on time for work (The Star, 14 May 2011)
9. Letter: Costly LRT mistakes (NST, 12 May 2011) C.K.Y. of Kelana Jaya comments on the lack of public transport access to the University Malaya Medical Centre, which is bypassed by the Kelana Jaya LRT as there is no station at Jalan Gasing/Jalan Universiti and calls on the government to build another station.
[TRANSIT: There is a station at Taman Jaya and there is also Stesen Universiti. No one is stopping UM or UMMC from operating a shuttle bus connecting their facilities to one of these LRT stations.]
10. Letter: Tram will ease traffic flow (NST, 12 May 2011) – K. Ramamurthy Achari of Penang comments on the need for improved public transport in Penang and suggests a tram system be developed, including a revival of the old tram.