TRANSIT took note of two interesting articles related to the current Chinese New Year Holiday period – the standard set of warnings against touting and the standard article about related enforcement efforts. The big question is, do Malaysians feel that the current enforcement and touting situation is better now that SPAD is in charge? We … More Look out touts – SPAD is watching you
TRANSIT wishes to take a short moment and wish all those who are celebrating a very happy Spring Festival & Chinese (Calendar) New Year. And this year as you must already know, will be the year of the Dragon. Specifically, the water dragon – the wisdom, strength and leadership of the dragon, combined with the … More Gong Xi Fa Cai from the members of TRANSIT! Wishing you all the best for the Year of the Water Dragon
Updates #100 NOTE: Because of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Balik Kampung, this update will cover 2 weeks of public transport news.
TRANSIT has taken note that another Balik Kampung period has started in Malaysia. While some people have taken to their cars or buses & trains immediately, others are waiting for the last minute (or waiting for the congestion to reduce). With the aligning of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the 54th Merdeka day, this Balik Kampung … More Balik kampung o-o-o balik kampung!
TRANSIT took note of a number of articles about the upcoming Balik Kampung period that we thought worthy of note. Firstly, the director-general of the Road Transport Department has commented that the public should be confident to take buses to their destinations this raya, as buses are much safer than motorcycles. As you know, each … More Take public transport this Raya says RTD Chief. TRANSIT: Public transport is now comfortable, safer option
Updates #99 1. Article: Causeway Link to use Second Link beginning today (NST, 16 August 2011) – Ten additional Causeway Link buses will begin the rounds from Gelang Patah and Bukti Indah to Boon Lay MRT Station in Singapore, Mondays to Fridays, from 5am to 9am and 4pm to 10pm. For more information visit the … More Updates #99
Updates #98 1. Article: Firm denies using taxi coupons to make ‘easy money’ (NST, 10 August 2011) – Mohd Nasir Mohd Rashid, Exec. Chairman of MESRA Indah Jaya Sdn. Bhd. which operates the taxi coupon system in Johor Baru, has denied allegations that it is making an “RM2 profit from the sale of coupons as … More Updates #98
Any way you look at it, the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union appears to be a game changer in Malaysian politics and certainly within the public transport industry. Not only has the RUM protested publicly & directly against KTMB President Dr. Aminuddin, the Chief of RUM (Abdul Razak Md. Hassan) has clearly threatened that … More KTM Update: Railwaymen’s Union to strike at the ‘heart’ of Malaysia?
Updates #69 1. Letter: Foreigner laments bad cabbies (The Star) – Magnar Nordal of Brumundda, Norway comments about the poor state of taxi service in Kuala Lumpur. 2.Article: JPJ launches checks on reckless bus drivers (The Star) – The JPJ will target reckless bus drivers during the CNY rush. TRANSIT: And what will SPAD be … More Updates #69
TRANSIT took note of this article, updating the shift of bus operators to Termina Bersepadu Selatan. At this point, it appears that the CVLB has relented on its demand that all bus operators move to the terminal by 15 January. Bus operators serving the KL-Malacca corridor must be in by the 16th, but the others … More TBS Update: Only 9 operators at TBS-BTS