TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of articles detailing Amar Abang Johari Openg’s continued push to get a Bus Rapid Transit system built in Kuching. Abang Jo, Satok Assemblyman and Minister of Housing and Urban Development … and possible successor to the Chief Minister of Sarawak, has been calling for the Federal Government to […]
Tag: BRT (Bus-Rapid Transit)
Updates #87 1. Article: Three passengers injured after bus skids into ditch (Malay Mail, 26 May 2011) Three passengers were injured after a KL-bound express bus from the East Coast hit a divider and skidded into a ditch at Km20.4, Karak Highway. 2. Letter: Worried over pedestrian bridge’s safety (NST, 27 May 2011) – Zahara […]
Update: The first of the “bus lanes will cause congestion” arguments has already appeared! Update: TRANSIT’s letters have appeared in the Malaysian Insider and Star! TRANSIT was told about this interesting article in the Streets-NST describing a plan for dedicated bus lanes along 13 corridors in Kuala Lumpur – bus lanes that would be separated […]
TRANSIT took note of this article detailing a proposal from the Federal Territory Gerakan to build an MRT “sub-line” to Kepong. Apparently the line (as proposed) would start in Bukit Bintang and follow a more northern route through KL and Jinjang before finishing in Kepong. Build MRT sub-line to Kepong, SPAD urged (The Star) Saturday […]
500km of ‘MRT’ in Iskandar, Johor? Not in our lifetime (Update #1)
Update: SPAD CEO Mohd Nor Kamal has responded to the announcement by saying that SPAD has not seen any proposal yet! TRANSIT took note of a very interesting announcement from down south, where the Chief Executive of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority appeared to announce a 500km MRT project for the region. Now before any […]
Expansion of highways should include plans for bus lanes.
The members of the Association for the Improvement of Mass-Transit have taken note of the recent report on the Government Transformation Program and the specific concerns about the success of the Urban Public Transport NKRA. We have also noted the recent comments from Minister of Transportation Kong Cho Ha (who is lead minister for this […]
GTP Update: Minister of Transport comments on GTP report
TRANSIT notes the recent comments from the Minister of Transport regarding the recent Government Transformation Programme report, which said that the Urban Public Transport NKRA did not meet all expectations. TRANSIT has long said that more attention needs to be given to the urban public transport by creating an authority that would manage & organize […]
Bus Rapid Transit for Shah Alam?
TRANSIT took note of this very interesting news in which Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan (the newly sworn-in mayor of Shah Alam) has announced that he wants to develop a bus-rapid transit system for the city, which will also provide links to Klang and Subang Jaya. The mayor has also expressed interest in developing a centralized […]
Updates #80 1. Hotline Story: End of the road (Malay Mail, 1 April 2011) – S. Selvananathan will have to continue to live with the bus stop next to his house.
TRANSIT: Shah Alam stadium would make a great Park & Ride facility
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article, which describes concerns some residents have over the use of a section of the parking lot at Stadium Shah Alam for a used car lot: Residents unhappy with council for renting out part of carpark at Shah Alam Stadium (The Star 1 March 2011)