TRANSIT took note of another piece of good news related to public transport – the announcement of 150 new buses for RapidKL.
RapidKL adds buses to boost frequency (Business Times, 20 September 2011)
Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL), a public transportation provider, expects the addition of 150 city buses to its service to increase service efficiency in the Klang Valley.
RapidKL is a subsidiary of government-owned, Syarikat Prasarana Negara
Group director of bus division Datuk Hazlan Mohamed Hussain said the
addition of the new buses would increase the frequency on routes, thus reducing waiting time for passengers.
“The new buses will be of much help, especially in areas where the waiting
time can be reduced,” he told reporters after a ceremony hand over the buses
by MAN Truck & Buses (M) Sdn Bhd (MTBM), here today.
Hazlan said with improved efficiency, the company hopes to attract more
customers to use its services and this would raise revenue accordingly.
Meanwhile, the new buses, manufactured by MTBM, incorporate features for the disabled, including wheelchair ramps and a yellow coloured interior, for those who has vision problems. — Bernama
That’s good news, isn’t it? More new buses is always good news. We hope that Prasarana would be forthcoming with some details about the buses – technical details for the bus fans, route information for the planners, and design information for those of us who are interested in policy.