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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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New Ampang Line trains introduced (update 1)

Prasarana and RAPIDKL will be introducing the new Ampang line trains at 3 pm on Thursday, February 27th. Click on the links below for images of the trains. http://t.co/1CfbldOlEt http://t.co/qrpqoeJR9k Update: This article by fz.com is one of many with details about the new trains which will begin arrival in Malaysia in September 2014. The […]

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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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MRT Update: Ho Chin Soon research statement speculates on route of MRT Circle Line

TRANSIT took note of this interesting information courtesy of a research statement produced in 2011 by Ho Chin Soon company. The map below shows Ho Chin Soon’s anticipated route for the MRT Line 2 (Circle Line), which is somewhat different from the MMC-Gamuda proposal. Click here for a larger version of the image above. TRANSIT […]

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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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3-day LRT extension programme open day at Sunway Pyramid this weekend

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article which discusses the Open Day that Prasarana is holding to share information about the LRT Extension Programme Open Day which will inform the public about the Ampang & Kelana Jaya LRT extension plans. 300 lucky visitors to get free MyRapid cards at three-day LEP Open Day (The Star) […]

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Brickfields bus & taxi lane shut down after two months because of Government flip-flopping or just bad planning? (Update #2)

Updated with additional articles! TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disappointing news about the Brickfields – Jalan Tun Sambanthan bus lane, shut down by the government beginning February 6th, after only 2 months in operation. The big question from TRANSIT is WHY? What are the reasons why the government chose to back down on […]