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Congestion on the LRT must be rectified immediately

On Tuesday, May 25th, TRANSIT Malaysia put out a call-out to passengers to submit photos and videos through Twitter to understand the impacts of the new SOPs on the public transport system. We would firstly like to thank everyone who contributed to this effort. Throughout the morning and evening peak hours, we received numerous complaints […]

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Statement – Free fares won’t fix issues with Klang Valley public transport

TRANSIT Malaysia is concerned about the temporary free fare scheme roll-out amidst the presently unaddressed downspiraling state of urban public transport in Klang Valley. Lower train and bus frequencies, frequent breakdowns and overcrowding, and dysfunctional walkways and escalators have become more apparent. Better dealings on improving the reliability of public transport would be a more […]

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RM155 million goodie won’t cover incompetency and failure of public transportation policy – Mathana Muhilan

UPDATE 1: In a previous version of the article, the author had wrongly written by accident that the Lagos BRT is RM1.7 million, when it is RM1.7 million/km. The true full cost is RM33 million. Feature photo is by Mathana Muhilan. For months I have tried to raise awareness on public transportation issues. Two days […]

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We visited the Putrajaya Line. Here’s what we think

Last Thursday (9 June 2022), TRANSIT was invited by MRT Corp for an exclusive preview of the MRT Putrajaya line. We were brought around the stations, and a trip on the train itself. Phase 1 of the line opens tomorrow. Here’s what to know and expect, and what we think. What we know and think: […]

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Melaka Needs Good Public Transport, Now

Transit Malaysia is urging political candidates for the upcoming Melaka state elections to address long-standing public transport (PT) issues faced by the public. First, we would like to highlight specific public transport accessibility concerns. Then, we will outline potential quick wins and long-term solutions that can ease transport issues in Melaka. Concerns raisedTransit Malaysia asked […]

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As we recover from the pandemic, our public transport should recover too!

On October 11th, interstate travel restrictions were lifted as part of Malaysia’s transition towards a COVID-normal life.  While a majority of states have been advancing to Phases 3 and 4 of the National Recovery Plan, public transport operations remain stuck in pandemic mode. This can be seen in the reduced frequencies of urban public transport […]

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TRANSIT Malaysia Statement on the LRT Incident

TRANSIT is saddened to learn about the Kelana Jaya LRT Line incident that injured hundreds of commuters on the evening of May 24th. It is clear that Malaysians are very upset and calling for accountability. We wish to point out that behind every so-called accident is a chain of events and decisions. We want Malaysians […]

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Mandated transit service cut during MCO can’t be justified by any means

The ex-Chair of Prasarana once accused a reporter of provocation when being asked on viral images of LRT standees in close proximity to each other due to MCO-related service cuts. What is really overcrowding? Generally, a public transport service is designed to accommodate demand within a certain acceptable level of density threshold, typically around 6 […]

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AEON Shah Alam video of car congestion goes viral. When will we ever learn?

Recently, a video of car congestion in Shah Alam has made the rounds on social media. This is presumably due to the MCO lockdown that starts in the Klang Valley starting on the 7th May, with loads of shoppers rushing in to buy items before retails will have to close down. Nabil Ersyad made a […]

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11 questions for MRT 3

Members of TRANSIT recently attended the presentation by MRT Corp on the MRT 3 project on the 13th of April 2021. While we appreciate the opportunity for discussion and the media briefing, there are a few important questions we would like to raise regarding the proposed MRT 3 project. These questions revolve around the project […]