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Limited loading fair for fare-deprived RapidKL?

Rapid Rail was rapped by the Home Minister for its (now reversed) announcement of physical distancing relaxation on its trains, with the minister quoted saying “we understand their concerns” that “less passenger capacity” due to the measure translates to less revenue for every cost unit incurred. The real irony behind this is his use of […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Complaints - Other Information Monorail News & Events RapidKL Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure

Prasarana deals with neighbours affected by KL Monorail extension project

TRANSIT took note of the following interesting article, which describes Prasarana refusing to pay compensation to the residents of the Tong Weng Mansion in Brickfields, while agreeing to pay compensation to two other site owners in the area. The compensation requests are in relation to the KL Monorail expansion project, which will extend the KL […]

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Work on underground section of Jakarta Metro begins

TRANSIT took note that construction of the Jakarta Metro began on April 4th. The Jakarta Metro network will eventually have 2 lines (North-south and East-West) essentially following the path first blazed by the Transjakarta bus service nearly a decade ago. Work on underground section of Jakarta Metro begins (Railway Gazette, 10 April 2014) Project manager […]

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KLIA 2 opens May 2nd. ERL offering 1000 trial rides.

TRANSIT took note of the following news regarding the opening of KLIA 2 and public transport services to the new airport terminal : ERL service to KLIA 2 opens on May 2 (The Star, 22nd April 2014) By Patrick Lee The Express Rail Link from KL Sentral to KLIA2 will commence operations when the airport […]

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Interesting book talks about elevated walkways in Hong Kong

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting book Hong Kong: City Without Ground which looks closely at the (mostly private) elevated wallway network in Hong Kong. The article from The Atlantic Cities (excallent graphics and related comments) is linked below. http://theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/08/hong-kong-city-without-ground/3000/ TRANSIT Says: Proposals for elevated walkways in Kuala Lumpur often use the walkway network […]

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Bus Rapid Transit Comments on Government Comments on Planning Feedback Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Money Better Spent Elsewhere Monorail Planning Safety, Health and Environment Transit Infrastructure

Selangor Government makes unwise decision to proceed with study of elevated highway through Petaling Jaya

TRANSIT took note of the unfortunate news that the Selangor Government will move ahead with studies for the Kinrara Damansara Expressway, also known as KiDEx or the KiDEx “skyway” (a falsely romanticized name just as false as the pictures on their website) Selangor approves studies on plan for elevated highway, KiDEx (The Malay Mail, 11 […]