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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 Money Better Spent Elsewhere Safety, Health and Environment Transit Demand Transit Facilities

KiDEx facing legal roadblock with @pjcitycouncil

TRANSIT took note of the following article describing legal issues that will delay the approval of the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway. Apparently the company that will build the expressway and has received ‘conditional approval’ from the Works Ministry and support from Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, has failed to get approval from the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya…in […]

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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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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 Government Comments on Planning Information Local Councils Money Better Spent Elsewhere Planning Safety, Health and Environment SPAD / LTC Transit Infrastructure

This proposed expressway should be Petaling Jaya’s LRT or MRT line!

[Admin; TRANSIT has long objected to the proposed Kinrara Damansara Expressway, as you can see from this draft post which we created 2 years ago] TRANSIT took note of the proposal to build an elevated expressway through the heart of Petaling Jaya. TRANSIT opposes the expressway proposal and strongly recommends that the corridor be used […]

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Selangor Government makes unwise decision to proceed with study of elevated highway through Petaling Jaya

TRANSIT took note of the unfortunate news that the Selangor Government will move ahead with studies for the Kinrara Damansara Expressway, also known as KiDEx or the KiDEx “skyway” (a falsely romanticized name just as false as the pictures on their website) Selangor approves studies on plan for elevated highway, KiDEx (The Malay Mail, 11 […]

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ADUNs in Petaling Jaya call for PJ LRT instead of proposed Kinrara Damansara Expressway

Transit took note of the proposal from 4 ADUN in the Selangor State Assembly (representing Petaling Jaya) that the route of the proposed Kinrara Damansara Expressway (a.k.a. “KiDex” or “KIDEX Skyway“) would be better utilized for public transportation. Image of proposed Rapid Transit (orange) in KiDex corridor (blue)

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Comments on Government Complaints - Taxi Information Money Better Spent Elsewhere News & Events Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Taxi

Briton charged RM450 for 10km trip, sparking furore over cheating cabbies (Update #1)

Update: The Minister of Tourism wants to make taxi drivers into tourism ambassadors with “basic communication skills”. TRANSIT could not let this article pass by without posting it and commenting. The Minister of Tourism wants to make taxi drivers into tourism ambassadors with “basic communication skills”Unfortunately, we are terribly busy with yesterday’s planned post on […]

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Bus system improvements to include a little bit of London and a little bit of Kelantan?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting interview in the NST with SPAD CEO Mohd Nur Kamal, discussing the bus transformation plan and proposals for implementation of improved bus services. It is interesting to note that SPAD is learning from London and will be applying their knowledge in Kelantan. Bus system to go London style? […]

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Bus Rapid Transit Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Complaints - Other Feedback Information Information Relay Local Councils News & Events Pedestrian Pedestrianisation SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Taxi Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development Universal Design

How do we resolve parking and congestion problems in the city centre? By building better alternatives to driving (Update #1)

Update: Check out Donald Shoup’s report, The High Cost of Free Parking (University of California Transportation Centre) Update: Check out the worst cities in the world for parking according to the IBM Commuter Pain Index Our original post: For 5 years and in fact, many more, the members of TRANSIT have been talking about improving […]