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Comments on Government Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Monorail RapidKL Stage Bus TRANSIT - Commentary

Mandated transit service cut during MCO can’t be justified by any means

The ex-Chair of Prasarana once accused a reporter of provocation when being asked on viral images of LRT standees in close proximity to each other due to MCO-related service cuts. What is really overcrowding? Generally, a public transport service is designed to accommodate demand within a certain acceptable level of density threshold, typically around 6 […]

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Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals

11 questions for MRT 3

Members of TRANSIT recently attended the presentation by MRT Corp on the MRT 3 project on the 13th of April 2021. While we appreciate the opportunity for discussion and the media briefing, there are a few important questions we would like to raise regarding the proposed MRT 3 project. These questions revolve around the project […]

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Complaints - RapidKL RapidKL Stage Bus Uncategorized

Terminating bus routes? – Aliff Rafik

Editor’s NoteThis blog post is written by a non-TRANSIT member, but we’ve asked for Aliff’s permission to re-post this on our website, considering the recent RapidKL termination announcement of bus routes by December. This was taken from the Malaysia Land Public Transport Fans group on Facebook. We don’t necessarily agree with all of his points, […]

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Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) On TRANSIT RapidKL Stage Bus Transit Demand Transit Operators Transit Support Systems

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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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Complaints - RapidKL Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Pedestrianisation Planning Stakeholders' Participation Transit Infrastructure Uncategorized Universal Design

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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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Monorail Safety, Health and Environment Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

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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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Feedback Information Information Relay Local Councils Planning PTOA SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit-Oriented Development

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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Information Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Transit Infrastructure

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 […]