TRANSIT wishes to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy International Workers Day & Selamat Hari Pekerja to all the hard working honest people who are a part of our public transport sector. While we cannot help but cringe every time we hear a “bad news” or “bad apple” story we know that there … More TRANSIT wishes Selamat Hari Pekerja to all Malaysians Workers
TRANSIT took note of the announcement from Prasarana that 4 car service on the KL Monorail is expected to begin in August of 2014. All 12 trains are expected to be in service by September 2015. Video KL Monorail’s new four-car train to start operation in August (The Star, 9 April 2014) This comes after … More First 2 of 4 car monorail train sets to begin service in August 2014
Prasarana and RAPIDKL will be introducing the new Ampang line trains at 3 pm on Thursday, February 27th. Click on the links below for images of the trains. http://t.co/1CfbldOlEt http://t.co/qrpqoeJR9k Update: This article by fz.com is one of many with details about the new trains which will begin arrival in Malaysia in September 2014. The … More New Ampang Line trains introduced (update 1)
TRANSIT took note of the following proposed feeder bus routes for the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT extensions. All pictures are courtesy of @TWK90. Proposed bus routes of RapidKL from stations on the LRT extension Taken from LRT Extension open day in Sunway Pyramid Ampang line extension Kelana Jaya line extension http://i.imgur.com/nhuar.jpg TRANSIT Says We … More Proposed feeder bus routes for the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT extensions. Comments welcomed!
TRANSIT has learned that internationally recognized transit planner and author Jarrett Walker, who blogs at HumanTransit.org, will be bringing his Transit Network Design course back to Australia, to Melbourne (March 27-28) and Brisbane (March 31-April 1). The cost of the course is AUD695 and it is worth every cent. The paragraph below, from the course … More Transit Network Design course by Jarrett Walker (@HumanTransit) comes to Australia in March…and you should go
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article about collaboration between Prasarana and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) to develop more rail industry professionals. Prasarana, UTHM collaborate to nurture rail industry professionals (The Borneo Post) 31 January 2012 KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) yesterday signed a … More Prasarana, UTHM collaborate to nurture rail industry professionals – but what about public transport industry professionals?
TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the expansion of car-free Sundays in the central business district of George Town. This initiative of the Penang Government and MPPP will likely be well-received by most residents of the area as well as visitors. We hope to see more people using public transportation to get to the … More Penang expands car-free Sundays in George Town
Update: This article from the NST describes a smooth transition to the new integrated ticketing system! TRANSIT took note of the news that LRT – LRT ticketing integration will begin on 28 November 2011. Of course, the LRT-LRT ticketing integration is not really that big a deal. And unfortunately, customers will not benefit from a … More LRT-LRT ticketing integration begins today, 28 November 2011 (Update #1)
Cityliner bus service in NS resumes with state funded contracts and an MOU until 31 January! Updated with more articles & letters! Apparently KTB’s bus services issues in Negri Sembilan and Penang will be resolved and SPAD is getting involved! Update: There are 4 more articles and 2 letters in The Star about the shutdown … More No bus for you, Seremban and surrounding area! (Update #4)
Update: It is interesting to note that this post is TRANSIT’s 888th published post! TRANSIT notes that the final draft of the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley masterplan has now been posted to the SPAD website under the section about the National Public Transport Masterplan (which, incidentally, should be posted to the SPAD website … More Final draft of Greater KL/KV masterplan now on SPAD website (Update #1 – guess what)