TRANSIT took note of this story from Alor Gajah, Malacca Passengers flee as ceiling gives way (The Star) Monday February 27, 2012 MALACCA: Fifteen passengers ran helter-skelter when a portion of the ceiling of the Alor Gajah Sentral terminal collapsed after a downpour and strong wind. It is learnt that the entire ground floor area … More Passengers flee as ceiling gives way at Alor Gajah Sentral terminal
TRANSIT took note of this article about the closing of the Klang Bus Stand (Pasarama Kota) which last saw service on 31 October 2011. While TRANSIT is happy to hear about infrastructure improvements, and we acknowledge that the Klang Bus Stand needed improvement, we also want to see improvements to public transport service for the … More On 31 October we said goodbye to the Klang Bus Stand. When can we say hello to improved public transport services there?
TRANSIT took note of this announcement regarding the closure of the internal bus lanes at Hentian Putra, the bus terminal near the Putra World Trade Centre, Hentian Putra KTM Komuter halt, and PWTC LRT station. The repairs are expected to be completed by 31 October. Putra terminal bus lanes closed (The Star) Sunday September 11, … More Hentian Putra remains open while bus lanes closed for repair until 31 October
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 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?
TRANSIT took note of three interesting articles in the past week that have detailed more of the disappointing failures of bus terminals in Malaysia. We also note that the phrase “epic fail” has become commonly used by people throughout the world (well, at least the online, social-networking world) to described major failures that occur. Instead … More Not another ‘terminal’ fail(ure)
TRANSIT took note of two very interesting articles highlighting Puduraya terminal and plans for changes to public transport service. The first article, RTD, SPAD booths at obscure corner (NST 11 May 2011) public transport users at Puduraya complain that the Road Transport Department and Land Public Transport Commission offices at Puduraya are located in “obscure” … More Puduraya: More updates & interesting information
Updates #83 1. Article: Free Rides (Streets – NST, 26 April 2011) – NST Streets takes a look at 4 free community shuttle buses in the Kuala Lumpur area. More information on shuttle “schedules” can be found here.
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 … More GTP Update: Minister of Transport comments on GTP report
TRANSIT took note of this article which mentions the plan to build an integrated transport hub in Bandar Seri Alam, Johor, which would include commuter rail, feeder bus and taxi services. The commuter rail will connect residents of the Eastern Gate of the Iskandar Development Region with JB via the new Kempas Sentral railway hub … More Public transport planning in Johor moving ahead