TRANSIT took note of the following article, which is a final update on the permit re-registration process that SPAD has undertaken in Peninsular Malaysia since the beginning of April 2011. The window for the permit re-registration was from April until 30 September 2011, but many people did not re-register in time. SPAD is now saying … More SPAD has new permit system on the way … re-register by 31 December 2011 or the party is over.
TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the expansion of car-free Sundays in the central business district of George Town. This initiative of the Penang Government and MPPP will likely be well-received by most residents of the area as well as visitors. We hope to see more people using public transportation to get to the … More Penang expands car-free Sundays in George Town
Updates #100 NOTE: Because of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Balik Kampung, this update will cover 2 weeks of public transport news.
TRANSIT took note of a number of articles about the upcoming Balik Kampung period that we thought worthy of note. Firstly, the director-general of the Road Transport Department has commented that the public should be confident to take buses to their destinations this raya, as buses are much safer than motorcycles. As you know, each … More Take public transport this Raya says RTD Chief. TRANSIT: Public transport is now comfortable, safer option
Updates #98 1. Article: Firm denies using taxi coupons to make ‘easy money’ (NST, 10 August 2011) – Mohd Nasir Mohd Rashid, Exec. Chairman of MESRA Indah Jaya Sdn. Bhd. which operates the taxi coupon system in Johor Baru, has denied allegations that it is making an “RM2 profit from the sale of coupons as … More Updates #98
TRANSIT took note of two articles in which SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar has made it clear that SPAD is not an agency to be trifled with. In the first article, Syed Hamid expresses a clear view that public transport operators who do not re-register before September 30 will no longer have licenses (permits?). In … More When is SPAD going to use its teeth?
Updates #94 1. Hotline Story: Factory bus jam: They are parked outside apartments all day, says resident (The Malay Mail, 13 July 2011) 2. Article: 1 massive jam: Residents frustrated by chaotic traffic at 1 Utama (The Malay Mail, 13 July 2011) 3. Article: No Booking! (Streets-NST, 13 July 2011) 4. Article: Origami-inspired folding bikes … More Updates #94
TRANSIT took note of this article in the Malay Mail which announces that bus & taxi lanes will be introduced to Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields as of August 20. This is in response to complaints about increasing congestion and slow driving in Brickfields as a result of the 1-way traffic flow system which was … More Bus & taxi lanes in Brickfields beginning August 20
Updates #93 1. Article: Malacca to be bicycle friendly (6 July 2011) – Melaka CM Mohd Ali Rustam announced an initiative to introduce bus lanes into Melaka. He also promised to ride to work every Friday. [TRANSIT: We couldn’t resist posting the picture above.]
TRANSIT took note of some very interesting comments in The Malay Mail about the new proposals for the installation of seat belts in express buses by 2015. We also note that SPAD COO Azhar Ahmad states that 2015 is too long and the installation ought to start as early as 2015. Now, TRANSIT wants to … More MIROS DG: Safety belts by 2015; SPAD COO: It’s not soon enough;