Updates #82 1. An Electric Trike In The Trunk Makes For The Ultimate Hybrid Eco-Car(Fastcompany.com, 22 April 2011) – The Geely McCar concept (electric or electric hybrid) includes a built-in electrically powered trike (3 wheel scooter) that fits into the space between the driver & passenger seats. [TRANSIT: Now this is an interesting concept – … More Updates #82
Updates #73 1. Article: Integrated public transportation within a year: DPM (NST) – Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin took his trip on the Klang Valley public transport system and claimed that the public transport system can be integrated within a year.
Updates #63 1. Article: NGOs: Expect more deadly bus accidents (Malay Mail) – NGOs called for long term solutions, not knee-jerk reactions to tackle bus accidents. This was in response to the CVLB’s suspension of licenses owned by the companies involved in the recent Genting Sampah (Syarikat Taipan Suria MM2H Sdn. Bhd.) and Sg. Ampat … More Updates #63
TRANSIT dedicates this post to stories from up north, namely Penang and the Northern Corridor Economic Region (comprising Penang, Perlis, Kedah and Northern Perak). Information For more information about RapidPenang bus routes, please visit the informative website http://www.rapidpg.com.my, the RapidPenang facebook page or Twitter Feed. TRANSIT Says: We find that RapidPenang has really become a … More Penang update: Rapid Penang primed for growth?
Updates #36 1) Article: Ong: Rail service to remote areas to be upgraded (The Star) – Minister of Transport Ong Tee Keat comments on plans to upgrade rural rail services especially the double tracking & electrification of rail on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. 2) Article: 43 families hit by rail project to receive … More Updates #36
Updates #26 1. Article: Stuck with old fares (Malay Mail) – Questions why the CVLB has allowed exorbitant coupon parking rates to remain in certain busy areas of Kuala Lumpur. [TRANSIT: We believe that the best solution for coupon rates is to have government regulated and monitored coupon stands] 2. Two interesting sources on the … More Updates #26
1. BUS SERVICES: Once again an empty promise (NST) – this letter writer from Malacca comments on bus service there. 2. Perak aims for a ‘slice’ of S’pore (NST) – This article describes how Tourism Malaysia is hoping to encourage Singaporean tourism to Perak state with the arrival of Firefly’s new Ipoh-Singapore service. [TRANSIT: if … More Updates #15
TRANSIT takes note of the plans to develop an integrated public transport system in the state of Penang (Negeri Pulau Pinang). TRANSIT gave our feedback to the state government back in June, 2008, in this paper. A discussion of the proposals has already started on the skyscrapercity.com forum here. Penang plans integrated transport system (NST) … More Penang plans an integrated public transport system
TRANSIT took note of this article today, which is really two articles in one. In the article, Water taxis an alternative for Penangites, Minister of Transport Ong Tee Keat speaks up in favour of a proposal for water taxis in Penang – apparently mooted by the Penang Port Commission. The funny thing is that many … More Water taxis for Penang?
Updates 1. Article: New twist to Penang ferry issue (The Star) – Penang Port Sdn. Bhd Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Ahmad Ibnihajar criticizes the Penang Ports Commission and the state government for issuing statements on the matter of the transfer of the Penang Ferry. For your information, Penang Port Sdn. Bhd. is a … More Updates #10