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Malacca government steps forward on public transport with RM7.7mil compensation and takeover plan. Will they learn from RapidKL? (Update #1)

Update #1: Updated with more letters & articles TRANSIT took note of the following interesting news – the Malacca state government is stepping forward with plans to compensate 10 existing public transport operators in the state with RM7.7 million, with a plan to for state-owned operator Panorama to take over the operations from the private […]

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‘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 […]

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Prasarana proposes cooperation and “code share” system for Klang Valley bus operators (Update #1)

Update: The response from bus operators & government is mixed! Yesterday TRANSIT learned of a proposal from Prasarana, the government-owned “National Infrastructure Company” to introduce a cooperative system between bus operators, where bus operators would share information, operate routes together under “code sharing” agreements, and implement “blue ocean strategy” to rationalize their operations. We were […]

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Klang Bus Stand to cease operations 1 November. Bus services to move to other locations

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting piece of news – that the Klang Bus Stand (Pasaramakota) will be closed as of 1 November 2011. Most of the intra-city bus services from Klang Bus Stand will be moved to Pudu Sentral (formerly Puduraya), while the RapidKL bus services will move to the “Jalan Sultan Mohammed […]

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No bus for you, Jalan Permai in Seremban! Ok lah, 1 bus for you.

TRANSIT took note of this article informing about the limited resumption of bus service passing along Jalan Permai in Seremban. The Seremban Town Service had recently stopped serving the route. The complaints of the residents were highlighted in a recent article in the Star Metro as well as a post by TRANSIT. The resumption of […]

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HR Minister urges rethink in transport industry. TRANSIT: Wait until you see his suggestion. (Update #1)

Update: The Minister of Transport has also chimed in with his view that bus operators need to improve their human resources before looking at foreign workers! See the new article at the bottom of this post TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which the Human Resources Minister S. Subramaniam responds to a request […]

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Updates #93

Updates #93 1. Article: Malacca to be bicycle friendly (6 July 2011) – Melaka CM Mohd Ali Rustam announced an initiative to introduce bus lanes into Melaka. He also promised to ride to work every Friday. [TRANSIT: We couldn’t resist posting the picture above.]

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SPAD to reveal public transport master plan and MRT Line 2 plan soon

TRANSIT has learned that SPAD will share the Klang Valley public transport plan next month. The public display for MRT Line 2 (the Circle Line) may begin by the end of this month … which means a lot more information for you, the public, and a lot more work for the people at TRANSIT. Public […]

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TBS Update: Over 50 bus operators agree to relocate to Bandar Tasik Selatan

TRANSIT took note of this update on Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan. Over 50 bus operators agree to relocate to Bandar Tasik Selatan (The Star) By ISABELLE LAI isabellelai@thestar.com.my PETALING JAYA: The new Inte­grated Transportation Terminal at Bandar Tasik Selatan (ITT-BTS) will finally be fully operational with more than 50 bus operators agreeing […]

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What is ahead for Malaysian stage bus operators in 2011? (Updated with Poll!)

Updated with another totally unscientific poll! See the bottom of this post! For many years, TRANSIT has been concerned about the state of the bus industry in Malaysia as well as the impact on public transport services throughout the country. On 11 February, the Pan Malaysian Bus Operators’ Association (PMBOA) submitted a memorandum to the […]