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Brickfields bus & taxi lane delayed until after Deepavali. Will the new initiatives make a difference?

TRANSIT has taken note of recent plans to build bus & taxi lanes on Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Originally we were told that the bus & taxi lanes would be in place by August 20th. However, we have recently learned that the Federal Territories & Urban Wellbeing Ministry will be delaying the […]

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Press release from Balfour Beatty Ansaldo Systems JV regarding the Ipoh-Padang Besar EDT Project

TRANSIT took note of this press release from Balfour Beatty Ansaldo Systems JV, which is working on the Systems Package for the Electrification & Double Tracking project from Ipoh to Padang Besar. The project, as you know, is a significant investment in KTM railway operations since it will allow a ten-fold increase in train movements […]

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SPAD: Public transport’s 2020 goal achievable; TRANSIT: Sure, if you implement our suggestions.

TRANSIT took note of this article in which SPAD COO Azhar Ahmad comments that the 2020 goals for Urban Public Transport are achievable. We at TRANSIT applaud their enthusiasm but right now we are thinking otherwise. Unless, of course SPAD is willing to support TRANSIT’s 4-stakeholders model and implement it in major Malaysian cities (Starting […]

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Feedback First Review Information RapidKL SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities

That’s what we meant by “Bus TAG” (sort of)

TRANSIT took note of two very interesting photos posted to the Skyscrapercity.com forum showing the PJS 5 and Pantai Dalam (Timur) toll plazas on the New Pantai Expressway. The photos are notable because of the toll gate structure designed to allow buses to pass through the TAG lane.

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Work on Subang Jaya transport hub will (supposedly) start next month

TRANSIT took note of this article which has more details about plans for an integrated transport hub in Subang Jaya at the interchange of the existing KTM Komuter & proposed LRT stations. Work on Subang Jaya transport hub starts next month (Malay Mail) Shahrim Tamrin Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 THERE will be pedestrian-friendly walkways at […]

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Proposal for Iskandar-Johor commuter system approved in less than 3 months. TRANSIT: Here we go again

TRANSIT took note of some more very interesting news from down south, in which the Menteri Besar of Johor Abdul Ghani Othman announced that he had given approval to Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn. Bhd. to construct a commuter rail network for south Johor (the Iskandar Development Region and Johor Baru). The “proposal” for the rail […]

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Days numbered for Puduraya touts? Do you really think so?

TRANSIT took note of this article recently which updated us on the Land Public Transport Commission’s plans to deal with touting activities at Puduraya Bus Terminal. Apparently SPAD will be taking a bold approach to dealing with touts and their activities – but we have to wonder why they did not give notice by taking […]

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Technology Update: RapidKL to provide real-time info on services

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Malay Mail back in February, which describes technology and service improvements by RapidKL which will see realtime service info brought to screens & online. This form of service tracking, using GPS-based technology, is a welcome improvement because it allows public transport users to understand services in real-time […]

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Public transport user satisfaction is only 48% (Update #1)

Update: More information and comments on the Urban Public Transport NKRA! TRANSIT took note of the following article discussing public perceptions & satisfaction with public transport services in the Klang Valley. Public transport user satisfaction is only 48% (The Star, 28 March 2011) OVERALL public transport user satisfaction of Urban Public Transport (UPT) services in […]

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KTM Update: Progress on our new Komuter trains

TRANSIT took note of the following update at KTMB website http://www.ktmb.com.my which includes information on the progress of KTMB’s NKRA responsibilities. The main feature of the NKRA is the purchase, delivery & commissioning of 38 units of 6-carriage trains for the Komuter service. The first set of trains is under construction and the lead train […]