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 … More KiDEx facing legal roadblock with @pjcitycouncil
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 … More What the KiDEx CEO Says
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 … More Will unilateral approval of KiDEx fracture the Selangor Government?
Transit took note of the proposal from 4 ADUN in the Selangor State Assembly (representing Petaling Jaya) that the route of the proposed Kinrara Damansara Expressway (a.k.a. “KiDex” or “KIDEX Skyway“) would be better utilized for public transportation. Image of proposed Rapid Transit (orange) in KiDex corridor (blue)
Update: The response from bus operators & government is mixed! Yesterday TRANSIT learned of a proposal from Prasarana, the government-owned “National Infrastructure Company” to introduce a cooperative system between bus operators, where bus operators would share information, operate routes together under “code sharing” agreements, and implement “blue ocean strategy” to rationalize their operations. We were … More Prasarana proposes cooperation and “code share” system for Klang Valley bus operators (Update #1)
Cityliner bus service in NS resumes with state funded contracts and an MOU until 31 January! Updated with more articles & letters! Apparently KTB’s bus services issues in Negri Sembilan and Penang will be resolved and SPAD is getting involved! Update: There are 4 more articles and 2 letters in The Star about the shutdown … More No bus for you, Seremban and surrounding area! (Update #4)
Update: It is interesting to note that this post is TRANSIT’s 888th published post! TRANSIT notes that the final draft of the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley masterplan has now been posted to the SPAD website under the section about the National Public Transport Masterplan (which, incidentally, should be posted to the SPAD website … More Final draft of Greater KL/KV masterplan now on SPAD website (Update #1 – guess what)
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article which suggests that the Malaysian government has approved a project to build a direct railway connection between KL Sentral and Subang Airport/Subang Skypark within 2 years. Of course, 2 years in planning-speak can actually mean a lot more time – but perhaps this rail line would be in … More Rail link to Subang Skypark on the way?
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting commentary from Ahmad Suhaili Idrus, the Director of the Urban Public Transport NKRA and Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley NKEA in response to a letter from TRANSIT’s Advisor Rajiv Rishyakaran, regarding recent comments by Idris Jala that the Klang Valley would be choked by 2020 if the … More ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!
TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, indicating that the Land Public Transport Commission no longer had any role in the MRT project since the railway scheme had been approved by the Minister of Transport. Aside from this being total hokum, since SPAD does have a responsibility … More First their hands were tied. Now SPAD’s hands are off?