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)

Look out touts – SPAD is watching you

TRANSIT took note of two interesting articles related to the current Chinese New Year Holiday period – the standard set of warnings against touting and the standard article about related enforcement efforts. The big question is, do Malaysians feel that the current enforcement and touting situation is better now that SPAD is in charge? We … More Look out touts – SPAD is watching you

We’re already Malaysia’s public transport forum

TRANSIT took note of a very interesting article about the plan of the Land Public Transport Commission (Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat or SPAD) to create a Land Public Transport Forum. The forum will discuss public transport issues Forum to help public air views on SPAD (NST) 13 January 2012 By Nuradzimmah Daim KUALA LUMPUR: A … More We’re already Malaysia’s public transport forum

Is this what our new 4-carriage KL Monorail trains will look like? (Update #1 – Can the public decide?)

Update: On request from Prasarana, TRANSIT has been asked to take down this post. We have chosen to take down the image instead, and keep the post in place. TRANSIT Says: The reason we have maintained the post is simple – we want the public to know that a new livery design has been developed … More Is this what our new 4-carriage KL Monorail trains will look like? (Update #1 – Can the public decide?)

Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital to take immediate steps to improve shuttle service

TRANSIT noted this interesting article last month, in which the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital had announced that it would take steps to improve its shuttle service, add service during lunch hour, and use the hospital director’s personal vehicle as a shuttle (presumably if necessary). Shuttle service during lunch hour (NST, 11 August 2011) SEREMBAN: The Tuanku … More Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital to take immediate steps to improve shuttle service

Updates #100

Updates #100 NOTE: Because of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Balik Kampung, this update will cover 2 weeks of public transport news.

Interesting FMT interview with SPAD chair Syed Hamid Albar (Update #1)

Updated with comments from TRANSIT! TRANSIT has taken note of a series of articles in Free Malaysia Today, detailing an interview with SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar. TRANSIT will reserve our comments until the entire series is posted. In the meantime you can find links to the articles (3 at the time of this posting) … More Interesting FMT interview with SPAD chair Syed Hamid Albar (Update #1)

“A survey on the new ticketing system introduced by RapidKl bus”

TRANSIT took note of this survey about RapidKL’s New Bus Ticketing System introduced by a student at Mara College. Assalamualaikum w.b.t and hello everyone. My name is Nur Atiqah binti Md Salehuddin, the second year student at Mara College Seremban in International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. I’m doing a survey for my Internal Assessment in Business … More “A survey on the new ticketing system introduced by RapidKl bus”

KTM Update: Butterworth railway station pulled down for development – but not for Penang Sentral

TRANSIT recently took note of these articles announcing the demolition of the Butterworth Railway station as part of the Electrification & Double Tracking project from Ipoh to Padang Besar. The old Butterworth Station will be replaced with a new railway station – one that will presumably be designed to accommodate more electric train services as … More KTM Update: Butterworth railway station pulled down for development – but not for Penang Sentral

Touch ‘n’ Go card facilities go dormant if not used for 1 year – at toll plazas

TRANSIT took note of a very interesting complaint about Touch ‘N’ Go – which has revealed an interesting bit of information about how the Touch ‘N’ Go card works. As you know, the Touch ‘N’ Go card is “Malaysia’s one-stop card” which can be used for toll-payment at toll-kiosks, payment of public transport at fare … More Touch ‘n’ Go card facilities go dormant if not used for 1 year – at toll plazas