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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Express Bus (Intra-Urban) Feedback Information Kenderaan Transnasional Bhd Local Councils News & Events Planning RapidPenang Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities

CityLiner to receive operations subsidy from Penang Government

TRANSIT took note of this article which states that the Penang Government will provide an operational subsidy of RM140,000 per month to bus operator CityLiner to continue operating bus services in Sebarang Prai until May 2012. This came after the bus companies operating under the CityLiner brand threatened to stop bus operations in Sebarang Prai […]

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Information Monorail News & Events Safety, Health and Environment SPAD / LTC Transit Facilities

Latest: Malacca monorail re-suspended (Update #1)

Update: The Malacca monorail will have a full time engineer from the China-based company that built the monorail! TRANSIT took note of this article which states that the Malacca monorail service has once again been suspended by SPAD after the most recent service disruption. The service had only resumed operations last weekend after an earlier […]

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Comments on Government Information Monorail News & Events Safety, Health and Environment SPAD / LTC Transit Facilities

Malacca Monorail to run again – but only on days without rain (Update #3)

Update: Read an interesting letter from Esa Adam! Update: The monorail service has been suspended again! Update: No sooner had the service received the green light to resume operations (not in the rain though) the service has stalled again – when it was operated after a sudden rain shower! TRANSIT took note of the recent […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Complaints - Bus Services Feedback Information Kenderaan Transnasional Bhd Local Councils News & Events Planning Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation

No bus for you, Sebarang Prai (as of 21 November). Watch out, Kedah & Perak. You might be next! (Update #2)

Update: TRANSIT has learned that the Penang Government will provide subsidy to CityLiner! Update: TRANSIT has learned that CityLiner bus services will operate until the end of November, and that CityLiner is in talks with the Penang Government to resolve the issues facing their operations in the state! TRANSIT has learned that Konsortium Transnasional Berhad […]

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We can’t make this stuff up: Melaka Monorail traps passengers (Update #2)

Update: We are certainly confused about the different information from the NST and The Star! Update: SPAD has investigated the service disruption and ordered a 48-hour closure of the Melaka Monorail! TRANSIT took note of this article in The Star which displays an amazing coincidence combined with a not quite unexpected event. The Melaka Monorail […]

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Information Information Relay News & Events Safety, Health and Environment

12 injured in train and tanker collision in Kota Kinabalu (Update #5)

Tanker driver in Sabah train crash released on police bail Update: Is there a lawsuit in the works? Ironically, the lawsuit would be filed against the Sabah State Railways! Update: More information on the investigation into the train crash! Update: Was the collision between a train and tanker an accident waiting to happen??? Who will […]

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Information News & Events RapidKL Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity Stage Bus Transit Facilities Universal Design

RapidKL adds 150 buses to boost frequency

TRANSIT took note of another piece of good news related to public transport – the announcement of 150 new buses for RapidKL. RapidKL adds buses to boost frequency (Business Times, 20 September 2011) Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL), a public transportation provider, expects the addition of 150 city buses to its service to […]

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KTM Update: Improved facilities at Komuter stations will help deal with long waits.

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which KTMB has announced plans to improve the facilities at KTM Komuter stations, to help commuters deal with the unacceptable wait times that are plaguing the system. Now, this is something that TRANSIT had been talking about for some time – and ironically, it took a few […]

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Complaints - Bus Services Information News & Events Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC

Should we prepare for a school bus showdown? Or is there a solution on the way?

TRANSIT took note of this issue a few weeks ago and had not managed to comment on it until today. School buses are a significant form of public transport in Malaysia. Unlike urban buses, school buses are in many cases still operated by individual permit owner-operators, the local “bus uncle” or “bus auntie”. Given that […]

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Updates #100

Updates #100 NOTE: Because of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Balik Kampung, this update will cover 2 weeks of public transport news.