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When will we see public transport as a public utility?

We at TRANSIT spent the weekend thinking about public transport and the public perception of public transport. We wondered why Malaysians are still stuck in the mindset that public transport is a service for the poor, which, ironically, must be provided by private companies (which does not really work), with competition to keep prices low […]

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Complaints - Bus Services Information News & Events Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC

Should we prepare for a school bus showdown? Or is there a solution on the way?

TRANSIT took note of this issue a few weeks ago and had not managed to comment on it until today. School buses are a significant form of public transport in Malaysia. Unlike urban buses, school buses are in many cases still operated by individual permit owner-operators, the local “bus uncle” or “bus auntie”. Given that […]

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No bus for you, Tapah to Teluk Intan!

TRANSIT took note of another abrupt shutdown of a bus route, seriously inconveniencing public transport users. Bus commuters left in the lurch over service disruption (The Star) 8 September 2011 THE abrupt discontinuation of the bus service plying the Tapah to Teluk Intan route has left hundreds of commuters in a spot, reported Malaysia Nanban. […]

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No bus for you, Jalan Permai in Seremban! Ok lah, 1 bus for you.

TRANSIT took note of this article informing about the limited resumption of bus service passing along Jalan Permai in Seremban. The Seremban Town Service had recently stopped serving the route. The complaints of the residents were highlighted in a recent article in the Star Metro as well as a post by TRANSIT. The resumption of […]

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Brickfields bus & taxi lane delayed until after Deepavali. Will the new initiatives make a difference?

TRANSIT has taken note of recent plans to build bus & taxi lanes on Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Originally we were told that the bus & taxi lanes would be in place by August 20th. However, we have recently learned that the Federal Territories & Urban Wellbeing Ministry will be delaying the […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Complaints - Bus Services Information Local Councils News & Events Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Taxi Transit Facilities

No bus for you! Company stops bus service to three housing estates in Seremban

TRANSIT took note of more depressing news as another suburban area has lost its bus service: Company stops bus service to three housing estates in Seremban (The Star, 17 August 2011) RESIDENTS in Taman Permai, Taman Duyung and Taman Oakland have been left stranded as the bus service to the residential areas has stopped since […]

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Updates #98

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 […]

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Chartered/Tour Bus Comments on Government Complaints - Bus Services Express Bus (Intercity) Express Bus (Intra-Urban) Feedback Information Kenderaan Transnasional Bhd News & Events Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities

HR Minister urges rethink in transport industry. TRANSIT: Wait until you see his suggestion. (Update #1)

Update: The Minister of Transport has also chimed in with his view that bus operators need to improve their human resources before looking at foreign workers! See the new article at the bottom of this post TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which the Human Resources Minister S. Subramaniam responds to a request […]

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Updates #97

Updates #97 1. Article: ¬†Flaming bus at depot (The Malay Mail, 2 August 2011) – A bus parked at its depot in Segambut unexpectedly burst into flames yesterday afternoon, shortly after the driver had finished his shift. 2. Article: New air-conditioned bus stop opens its door in Zest Point @ Kinrara 9 (The Star, 30 […]

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When is SPAD going to use its teeth?

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 […]