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 […]
Tag: BRT (Bus-Rapid Transit)
Bus-Rapid Transit plan and water taxis for Petaling Jaya?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting piece of information from the Selangor Times – a plan for “Rapid Transit Bus” routes, minibus services and limited-stop bus routes in Petaling Jaya. Click here for a larger version of the image above. The February 3, 2012 issue of Selangor Times can be seen here in the scribd […]
What is RapidBRT, how will it work, and when is it coming to the Klang Valley?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting photo of a sign in one of our LRT trains – advertising improvements to RapidKL bus services. To the top of the photo, we see an advertisement for RapidBET Route #3, which connects Subang Mewah to Pasar Seni, Kuala Lumpur. And down in the right hand corner, the message […]
‘Solutions’ to public transport problems focusing on the bus industry, not public transport users
By now everyone should be aware that a major crisis is taking place in the bus industry. The shut down of CityLiner bus services throughout was the major ‘tipping pint’ in a series of crises [TRANSIT: refer to our “No Bus for You” series of posts] that showed the precarious state of public transport and […]
Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane to begin operation this weekend, from 3 December 2011
Update: Read more about the fallout from the Brickfields bus & taxi lane here! TRANSIT took note of this article that states that the Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane will be introduced this weekend. The southbound lane, which had been under construction since earlier this year, was supposed to open in August, but protests […]
ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting commentary from Ahmad Suhaili Idrus, the Director of the Urban Public Transport NKRA and Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley NKEA in response to a letter from TRANSIT’s Advisor Rajiv Rishyakaran, regarding recent comments by Idris Jala that the Klang Valley would be choked by 2020 if 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 […]
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 […]
TRANSIT recently took note of some interesting information about public transport in China. First, blogger Anil Netto comments on Guangzhou’s winning of a sustainable transport award for their Bus Rapid Transit system. BRT: If Guangzhou can do it, why not Penang? (Anilnetto.com 28 May 2011)If congested Guangzhou can win a sustainable transport award for its […]
TRANSIT’s prediction comes to life. Sadly, Klang is becoming a “pass-through” town
TRANSIT has always had a soft spot for Klang town, despite what people may think. Aside from the food (different options for different people) and the culture, Klang Town is the nearest thing we can find in the Klang Valley to an “urban” town with heritage and cultural traditions. Certainly there are areas of Kuala […]