TRANSIT took note of more news of more CityLiner bus services shutting down. This time, 11 bus routes in Kelantan have stopped operating, as discussions between CityLiner and the state government which began in November 2011 were not able to reach a solution – despite the state government’s offer of RM400,000 over 4 months. Cityliner … More No bus for you Kelantan! Well, 11 fewer buses than before!
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 … More ‘Solutions’ to public transport problems focusing on the bus industry, not public transport users
The year 2011 has been quite tumultuous for public transport and indeed, for many people in many places throughout the world. Specifically to public transport, we in Malaysia have seen a number of major changes.
Update: Azmi Sharom wants you to buzz your rep on the bus issue! TRANSIT has taken note of the following letters in the newspapers regarding the public transport crisis – suggesting that the crisis could be resolved with the introduction of van services and owner-operated minibuses. While TRANSIT appreciates the suggestions, and appreciate that vans … More Move forwards, not backwards to solve our public transport crisis (Update #1)
Update: SPAD may issue temporary permits to operators who want to replace the CityLiner bus service! Update: The Selangor government is looking at alternative solutions to the CityLiner bus service shutdown! Update: Read this editorial comment from The Star! Update: Selangor government rejects KTB’s appeal for subsidy, tells them to talk to the Federal Government! … More No bus for you reaches Selangor … again! (Update #4)
TRANSIT took note of this article which states that the Penang Government will provide an operational subsidy of RM140,000 per month to bus operator CityLiner to continue operating bus services in Sebarang Prai until May 2012. This came after the bus companies operating under the CityLiner brand threatened to stop bus operations in Sebarang Prai … More CityLiner to receive operations subsidy from Penang Government
TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star which gives a further update on the shut down of CityLiner bus services in Kedah & Pahang. Both state governments have commented that they implored the bus companies to keep operating, but were not able to get the guarantees that they needed. This situation makes it … More No bus for you Kedah – even if your government was willing to meet…
Cityliner bus service in NS resumes with state funded contracts and an MOU until 31 January! Updated with more articles & letters! Apparently KTB’s bus services issues in Negri Sembilan and Penang will be resolved and SPAD is getting involved! Update: There are 4 more articles and 2 letters in The Star about the shutdown … More No bus for you, Seremban and surrounding area! (Update #4)
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 … More Klang Bus Stand to cease operations 1 November. Bus services to move to other locations