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

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 … More What is RapidBRT, how will it work, and when is it coming to the Klang Valley?

Brickfields on ‘collision course’ because of the new bus & taxi lane?

On December 3rd, 2001, buses & taxis leaving KL on the southbound route through Brickfields began using the contra-flow bus & taxi lane on Jalan Tun Sambanthan. The bus & taxi lane was actually supposed to begin operations on 20th August 2011 but the start was delayed because of objections from business owners in the … More Brickfields on ‘collision course’ because of the new bus & taxi lane?

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 … More Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane to begin operation this weekend, from 3 December 2011

Updates #95

Updates #95 1. Letter(s): Make them pay for it / Bus lanes not fully utilised (Malay Mail, 21 July 2011) – two letters complaining about bus lanes and buses & taxis that drop off passengers in live lanes. 2. Video: KVMRT / MyRapidTransit has posted a series of videos on YouTube showing impressions of new … More Updates #95

Why must public transport users make a ‘leap of faith’ all the time?

TRANSIT took note of this article in the NST which discusses the challenges that bus users often face in Malaysia – congestion and unsafe travel. In this specific case, the article is referring to passengers who have to disembark from buses into “live” lanes, avoiding other traffic, motorcycles, etc. The usual reasons are congestion, including … More Why must public transport users make a ‘leap of faith’ all the time?

Bus & taxi lanes in Brickfields beginning August 20

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Malay Mail which announces that bus & taxi lanes will be introduced to Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields as of August 20. This is in response to complaints about increasing congestion and slow driving in Brickfields as a result of the 1-way traffic flow system which was … More Bus & taxi lanes in Brickfields beginning August 20

Updates #92

Updates #92 1. Article: Essential to have reliable transport system (NST, 30 June 2011) – A commentary and update on plans to improve public transport in JB and the Iskandar region, as well as cross-border connections between JB and Singapore. [TRANSIT: This article deserves its own post as there are some questionable statements and claims … More Updates #92

Updates #87

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 … More Updates #87