Whilst being a critical connector for the Subang Airport and Subang Suria/Pinggiran Subang population, its function should not be underestimated. Potentially cutting times to under 10 minutes between LRT and KTM transfers is a great benefit for Petaling Jaya (PJ) residents. What is stopping PJ residents from using this? Frequency. Let’s look into some key […]
UPDATE 1: In a previous version of the article, the author had wrongly written by accident that the Lagos BRT is RM1.7 million, when it is RM1.7 million/km. The true full cost is RM33 million. Feature photo is by Mathana Muhilan. For months I have tried to raise awareness on public transportation issues. Two days […]
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 […]
Why must public transport users make a ‘leap of faith’ all the time?
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 […]
TRANSIT took note of the updates on the progress of the Bridge Express Shuttle Transit (BEST) service introduced in Penang on 1 March 2011. B.E.S.T. is an effort from the Penang Government to reduce the number of private vehicles crossing the Penang Bridge by providing an alternative free public transport shuttle bus service to the […]
TRANSIT took note of this article which describes a complaint about continued traffic mayhem in Brickfields, despite the change to 1-way operation on Jalan Tun Sambanthan as well as increased amounts of parking space. Check out the double parking – now on both sides of Jalan Tun Sambanthan! Brickfields traffic mayhem (Malay Mail) Police pledge […]
TRANSIT has taken note of the new paperless ticketing system which will be introduced to RapidKL buses beginning 27 February 2011. Click here for a larger version of the image above. More information is available at the RapidKL website, including: An introductory video; Information on how to use the system (including purchase & payment); FAQ; […]
TRANSIT took note of this interview of Prasrana Group Managing Director Shahril Mokhtar, in which he comments on the need for a total overhaul of public transport in the Klang Valley. Shahril was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) who’s CEO Mohd Nur Ismal Kamal has indicated that there […]
MRT Update: Is this our new MRT network?
TRANSIT took note of this recent article in Star Biz, which highlights the planning for the 2nd MRT line, an “orbital” line running around the city centre that has been named the “Circle Line” The article also mentions an “Orange Line” which will run from Ampang to Klang through Seputeh & what looks like Petaling […]
MRT Update: Will old habits die hard?
TRANSIT took note of this comment on the MRT project which was featured in The Edge Financial Daily. Rafizi Ramli, the Chief Executive of the Selangor Economic Advisory Office, writes a very interesting series of comments and raises many questions about the MRT project which are similar to questions and concerns that TRANSIT has. His […]