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First 2 of 4 car monorail train sets to begin service in August 2014

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 […]

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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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Is the proposed pedestrian tunnel between “KL Sentral” (the MRT station) and KL Sentral (the railway and commercial complex) a danger to the public?

TRANSIT took note of an interesting commentary in The Edge business daily about safety risks associated with the proposed pedestrian tunnel connecting the “KL Sentral” MRT Station at Museum Negara with the KL Sentral complex across Jalan Damansara.

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Transit Network Design course by Jarrett Walker (@HumanTransit) comes to Australia in March…and you should go

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 […]

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KL to face gridlock in 3 years? Not exactly says TRANSIT

‘Gridlock’ is one of those scary terms thrown out to suggest fear in the minds of the public. ‘Gridlock’ suggests a complete vehicle immobility … created when too many vehicles attempt to move on the same roads at the same time. And for the average Malaysian driver or public transport user, who regularly experiences the […]

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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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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 […]

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Chartered/Tour Bus Comments on Government Comments on Planning Complaints - Bus Services Express Bus (Intercity) Express Bus (Intra-Urban) Feedback Information News & Events Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities Transit-Oriented Development

30% of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders, says survey

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 […]

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Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disturbing article about the introduction of a night market at the site of the old North Klang bus terminal, which was closed in late 2007 when Klang Sentral was opened. The irony, of course, is that the bus area remains closed to buses – despite the fact that […]

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Bus-Rapid Transit plan and water taxis for Petaling Jaya?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting piece of information from the Selangor Times – a plan for “Rapid Transit Bus” routes, minibus services and limited-stop bus routes in Petaling Jaya. Click here for a larger version of the image above. The February 3, 2012 issue of Selangor Times can be seen here in the scribd […]