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PM Najib takes public transport as part of KL photo op

Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib visited the Masjid Jamek/Masjid India area of Kuala Lumpur today to carry out another of his turun padang + photo opportunity weekends. His visit to the area was notable for his use of the LRT and was published in the NST and the Star Newspaper (below): Najib wants immediate […]

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Selangor government roadshows at local councils

According to this article in the newspaper, the Selangor government will be visiting the 12 local councils to discuss local issues. The schedule is as follows: • Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) – April 26 • Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) – May 3 • Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) – May 10 • Klang […]

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We need universal communities, not ‘disabled-friendly’ public transport

More disabled-friendly public transport ordered KUALA LUMPUR: Agencies under the Transport Ministry, including KTM Bhd, have been directed to come out with more facilities to make it easier for the disabled who use public transport. Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said yesterday there was still room for improvement in the facilities provided for the […]

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Announcement: Lifts at KTM Subang Jaya now operating

TRANSIT notes that the KTM Komuter station Subang Jaya has been retrofitted with lifts and they are now operating. TRANSIT says: The operation of the lifts at Subang Jaya is also complemented with wheelchair accessible ramps and toilet. Unfortunately, the buses that access KTM Subang Jaya are not accessible. Neither are many sidewalks in Subang […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Pedestrian Planning TRANSIT For All Universal Design

Lights and escalator on walkway not working for 3 years

TRANSIT received this letter from Charles Franklin Moreira regarding the walkway between Bukit Nanas Monorail Station and Dang Wangi LRT station. For those of you who are unaware, the walkway between the stations was completed in 2006. However, the lights under the walkway and the escalators at the overhead bridge have not been working for […]

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Authorities Comments on Government Comments on Planning Local Councils Pedestrian Pedestrianisation Transit Support Systems Universal Design

Are pedestrian walkways in KL a step in the right direction?

The recent announcement of RM100 million for pedestrian walkways in KL as part of the RM60 billion stimulus package has generated a lot of interest, including these two recent articles in the Star Metro Section as well as articles in the NST Streets section: Walking back to happiness in KL DBKL prepared to work with […]

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Decision on accessible bus stops (in Penang) next month

From up in Penang – we learn that public transport is getting closer to accessibility. With better buses and hopefully, accessible bus stops, we can only hope that public transport use will increase in Penang in the years to come. With current use at only 8% there is a long way to go. Decision on […]

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Bicycle Comments on Government Comments on Planning News & Events Universal Design

Bicycle Lanes proposed

TRANSIT notes that the Penang Transport Council is already looking to get down to business. Bicycle lanes proposed By MANJIT KAUR Tuesday March 10, 2009 GEORGE TOWN: As a short-term plan, the Penang Transport Council is proposing the construction of bicycle lanes to ease traffic congestion.  The council, specifically set up to tackle the long-standing […]

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LRT breakdown an exercise in pure frustration

The LRT breakdown on March 2 has angered many people and hopefully this will generate some public outrage.  If we cannot even run the existing LRT properly, why bother building the high-cost, low-return-on-investment extensions?  TRANSIT supports better public transport and more efficient mass transport – and we do not feel that the LRT is the […]

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Stage Bus Universal Design

Posting on Penang accessible buses at Penangwatch.net

TRANSIT shares with you a posting over at Penangwatch.net regarding the accessible buses that are currently being built for the state’s RapidPenang bus service. For further information please see this link.