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 … More Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.
TRANSIT took note of this very interesting interview in the NST with SPAD CEO Mohd Nur Kamal, discussing the bus transformation plan and proposals for implementation of improved bus services. It is interesting to note that SPAD is learning from London and will be applying their knowledge in Kelantan. Bus system to go London style? … More Bus system improvements to include a little bit of London and a little bit of Kelantan?
TRANSIT members were shocked and disappointed to read the news in The Star today, which shared the results of a survey by the Sleep Disorder Society of Malaysia and the JKJR which showed that a significant number of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders. 30% of M’sian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders (The … More 30% of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders, says survey
TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disturbing article about the introduction of a night market at the site of the old North Klang bus terminal, which was closed in late 2007 when Klang Sentral was opened. The irony, of course, is that the bus area remains closed to buses – despite the fact that … More Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?
Updated with additional articles! TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disappointing news about the Brickfields – Jalan Tun Sambanthan bus lane, shut down by the government beginning February 6th, after only 2 months in operation. The big question from TRANSIT is WHY? What are the reasons why the government chose to back down on … More Brickfields bus & taxi lane shut down after two months because of Government flip-flopping or just bad planning? (Update #2)
TRANSIT took note of two interesting articles related to the current Chinese New Year Holiday period – the standard set of warnings against touting and the standard article about related enforcement efforts. The big question is, do Malaysians feel that the current enforcement and touting situation is better now that SPAD is in charge? We … More Look out touts – SPAD is watching you
Update: SPAD may issue temporary permits to operators who want to replace the CityLiner bus service! Update: The Selangor government is looking at alternative solutions to the CityLiner bus service shutdown! Update: Read this editorial comment from The Star! Update: Selangor government rejects KTB’s appeal for subsidy, tells them to talk to the Federal Government! … More No bus for you reaches Selangor … again! (Update #4)
On December 3rd, 2001, buses & taxis leaving KL on the southbound route through Brickfields began using the contra-flow bus & taxi lane on Jalan Tun Sambanthan. The bus & taxi lane was actually supposed to begin operations on 20th August 2011 but the start was delayed because of objections from business owners in the … More Brickfields on ‘collision course’ because of the new bus & taxi lane?
Update: TRANSIT has learned that the Penang Government will provide subsidy to CityLiner! Update: TRANSIT has learned that CityLiner bus services will operate until the end of November, and that CityLiner is in talks with the Penang Government to resolve the issues facing their operations in the state! TRANSIT has learned that Konsortium Transnasional Berhad … More No bus for you, Sebarang Prai (as of 21 November). Watch out, Kedah & Perak. You might be next! (Update #2)
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)