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Is the government’s proposed congestion charge actually helpful?

So, the federal government has recently brought focus to congestion charge after announcing its decision to acquire several tolled highways and turning them into such.

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Complaints - RapidKL Information Relay Letters and Articles News & Events RapidKL Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure

The Kelana Jaya Line Crashed This (Monday) Morning

Collective groaning At 6:45 am yesterday (18th February 2019) morning, the Kelana Jaya line ground to a complete halt between KLCC and Kelana Jaya. For about two hours, hostlers (those people who were manually driving your trains this morning) and Prasarana staff were scrambling to manage the influx of people coming into the Kelana Jaya […]

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Pedestrianisation Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development Uncategorized Universal Design Updates

Malaysian Urban Forum 2019! (and long time no see)

The Malaysian Urban Forum is happening today and tomorrow! Also, we’ve started working to bring Transit Malaysia back online.

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Complaints - RapidKL Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Pedestrianisation Planning Stakeholders' Participation Transit Infrastructure Uncategorized Universal Design

A word on the MRT Cheras Assault

This incident is a damning indictment into how our public transport network, and indeed, our cities cater so poorly for women’s safety.

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Local Councils Money Better Spent Elsewhere Safety, Health and Environment Transit Demand Transit Facilities

KiDEx facing legal roadblock with @pjcitycouncil

TRANSIT took note of the following article describing legal issues that will delay the approval of the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway. Apparently the company that will build the expressway and has received ‘conditional approval’ from the Works Ministry and support from Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, has failed to get approval from the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya…in […]

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What the KiDEx CEO Says

TRANSIT has gone on record with our objections to the Kinrara-Damansara expressway. Our reasoning, expressed here, focuses on the inherent efficiency of public transport as compared to elevated highways as well as the huge social and economic impacts of the highway. But we always want to give you the opportunity to hear both sides of […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Monorail Safety, Health and Environment Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

Will unilateral approval of KiDEx fracture the Selangor Government?

TRANSIT took note of the increasingly public disagreement within the Selangor Government about the prioritization of the Kinrara-Damansara expressway also known as the KiDEx ” skyway.” 4 ADUNs from Petaling Jaya have already expressed their opposition to the approval of the expressway and called for greater transparency and suggested that the corridor would be better […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Feedback Information Information Relay Local Councils Planning PTOA SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit-Oriented Development

Meanwhile in JB, urban buses are moved out of the city centre starting May 1

TRANSIT took note of the following article describing changes to bus service in Johor Baru, with a new “no pick up” order for Jalan Wong Ah Fook, diversion of urban stage buses to Larkin Sentral, and a new free shuttle bus connecting the two areas. Commuters get short end of stick (NST JOHOR, 1 May […]

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TRANSIT wishes Selamat Hari Pekerja to all Malaysians Workers

TRANSIT wishes to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy International Workers Day & Selamat Hari Pekerja to all the hard working honest people who are a part of our public transport sector. While we cannot help but cringe every time we hear a “bad news” or “bad apple” story we know that there […]

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Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Complaints - Bus Services Feedback Information Relay Local Councils Pedestrian Pedestrianisation Planning PTOA RapidKL RapidPenang Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit Support Systems

Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star Metro which reminded us how much more needs to be done to improve public transport organization and management in the Klang Valley. Haphazard halts (The Star Metro,  29 April 2014) MORE often than not, public buses in the Klang Valley can be seen stopping to pick […]