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 […]
Category: Chartered/Tour Bus
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MIROS DG: Safety belts by 2015; SPAD COO: It’s not soon enough;
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 […]
Cyberview takes over Cyberjaya DTS service, raising fares. We want to know, what will RapidKL do with their 53 buses?
TRANSIT took note of this article which indicates that Cyberview Sdn. Bhd. developer of Cyberjaya, has taken over the Dedicated Transportation Service from RapidKL. Cyberview has also increased the monthly fares for the DTS service by RM37 (from Rm213 to RM250). In the article, a spokesperson explains the justification, namely higher operating costs. We say […]
SPAD re-registering of commercial vehicles continues
TRANSIT took note of these two articles discussing SPAD’s plan to re-register all 350,000 commercial vehicle operators in Peninsular Malaysia. SPAD: Operators have five months to comply with directive (The Star, 10 May 2011); Exercise is to streamline land transport industry (The Star, 10 May 2011). In the past, these commercial vehicle operators were either […]
Updates #65 1. Article: Initiative to increase ridership (The Star) – a continuation of The Star’s updates on government investment through the Government Transformation Programme 2. Hotline Story: No refund for lost or stolen Rapidpass (Malay Mail) – details the experience of Kokila of KL who lost her Rapidpass TnG but was informed that Touch […]
Updated with our comments on the politics, excuses, avoidance and inevitable blameshifting! Updated with more articles about the investigation! Updated with more information about the crash! The members of TRANSIT where shocked to learn of the horrific bus crash in the Cameron Highlands that caused the death of 27 passengers, Thai holidaymakers and Malaysians.
TRANSIT notes a major first in Malaysia – that the Malaysian Parliament will hold an emergency debate about the recent bus crash that killed 7 youths and injured 39 others. Interestingly enough, a recent motion from the same MP to debate the recent bus crash at Simpang Ampat was rejected by Parliament – leaving TRANSIT […]