TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star Metro which reminded us how much more needs to be done to improve public transport organization and management in the Klang Valley. Haphazard halts (The Star Metro, 29 April 2014) MORE often than not, public buses in the Klang Valley can be seen stopping to pick … More Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.
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: @TWK90 found another place to host the bus photos. Check out the links below! TRANSIT recently took note of a set of photos of new RapidKL buses in action, courtesy of @TWK90, a regular on many Malaysian public transport-related forums who has provided us with many excellent pictures of buses, trains, signage, stations, etc. … More Check out RapidKL’s new buses in action (Update #1)
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
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 … More No bus for you, Jalan Permai in Seremban! Ok lah, 1 bus for you.
TRANSIT took note of more depressing news as another suburban area has lost its bus service: Company stops bus service to three housing estates in Seremban (The Star, 17 August 2011) RESIDENTS in Taman Permai, Taman Duyung and Taman Oakland have been left stranded as the bus service to the residential areas has stopped since … More No bus for you! Company stops bus service to three housing estates in Seremban
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting article in Free Malaysia Today, announcing that cab drivers were going to organize a protest on Sunday, 31 July over what is described as government apathy over the issues they have raised. We have to wonder if this protest, coming so soon after a protest of KTM Railwaymen’s … More Taxi: are cabbies going to get ‘political’ on the gov’t as well?
TRANSIT took note of this article which focuses on the discussion of the upcoming Selangor state budget and related public consultations. In one of the discussions, a proposal was made to expand on community shuttle bus services using the model from Petaling Jaya. Although the article suggests that the Housing & Local Government Minister Ronnie … More More community buses for Selangor? When and how?
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 took note of this very interesting news in which Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan (the newly sworn-in mayor of Shah Alam) has announced that he wants to develop a bus-rapid transit system for the city, which will also provide links to Klang and Subang Jaya. The mayor has also expressed interest in developing a centralized … More Bus Rapid Transit for Shah Alam?