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 […]
TRANSIT took note of this story in a blog post some months back, but we were so busy that we never had a chance to actually post it. But it certainly caught our attention, and with the coming of the New Year, we thought this would be a fun and interesting post to start the […]
International Competition for Development of Sg. Besi Airbase – Let’s do it right and make it public transport friendly!
TRANSIT took note of this article which announces that the Development of Sg. Besi airbase is moving forward with an invitation for proposals for the Malaysia City development. Most of the project will be used for a mix of commercial and lifestyle amenities. Planners have been invited to participate in a pre-qualification & competition with […]
Taxi: are cabbies going to get ‘political’ on the gov’t as well?
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting article in Free Malaysia Today, announcing that cab drivers were going to organize a protest on Sunday, 31 July over what is described as government apathy over the issues they have raised. We have to wonder if this protest, coming so soon after a protest of KTM Railwaymen’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Finally some rapid mobiliti – thanks in part to a public transport hero
TRANSIT took note of two very interesting articles in the Malay Mail detailing initiatives by Prasarana to improve bus service for the OKU community and improve their access to society. TRANSIT believes that these efforts by Prasarana deserve mention, especially because of the dedication of one particular Prasarana team member – a true Malaysian public […]
Should we just make public transport ‘free’ and be done with it?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting commentary by Jema Khan, in the Malaysian Insider, which argues that if we should accept a government-run public transport system (specifically, one run by Prasarana) then public transport services should be free to all users. This is a variation on the “free public transport” movement which is found in […]