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BRT in Kuching developing a name & face?

For some time, TRANSIT has been following proposals for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Kuching. The early proposal for a BRT system was called the Kuching City Area Transit (CAT, of course) and would have had a number of lines running through the Kuching town area as well as to the north side […]

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KTM Update: Butterworth railway station pulled down for development – but not for Penang Sentral

TRANSIT recently took note of these articles announcing the demolition of the Butterworth Railway station as part of the Electrification & Double Tracking project from Ipoh to Padang Besar. The old Butterworth Station will be replaced with a new railway station – one that will presumably be designed to accommodate more electric train services as […]

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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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MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)

TRANSIT has taken note of another burgeoning controversy, highting complaints & protests over land acquisition along Jalan Sultan in “Chinatown”, KL, as part of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project. We have redesigned our post on this topic to present the most recent articles we have seen so far on this issue. The original […]

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SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.

TRANSIT took note of an interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, in which he warned public transport operators not to politicize issues with public transport. But as you can see from our analysis, his comments may come too late. Two recent events and a few others have demonstrated to us that […]

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Melaka tram project to “go legit”?

Some of our readers may have heard of the phrase “to go legit’” (legitimate). One might think that the phrase “to go legit” refers to when criminal concerns (you know, mafia, gangsters, politicians) attempt to exit their life of “crime” and find legitimate ways to earn money. In some cases, to “go legit” actually refers […]

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Why must public transport users make a ‘leap of faith’ all the time?

TRANSIT took note of this article in the NST which discusses the challenges that bus users often face in Malaysia – congestion and unsafe travel. In this specific case, the article is referring to passengers who have to disembark from buses into “live” lanes, avoiding other traffic, motorcycles, etc. The usual reasons are congestion, including […]

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MRT Update: MRT Logo design contest from 3 July – 3 August 2011 (Update #1)

Update: Apparently there are now more than 200 logos entered into the MRT Logo Design contest! With the launching of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project now 4 days away, TRANSIT took note of the following information: A logo contest has been announced for the design of the MRT logo. More information, including designs […]

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Occasional closure of ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station generates complaints

TRANSIT took note of this interesting hotline story sharing passenger complaints about the availability of the ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station. The retractable ‘shortcut’ bridge is used to connect the concourse area of the Ampang LRT station to the ‘island’ platform. As such it passes over a section of live track (referred to as […]

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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 […]