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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 […]

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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 […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Feedback First Review Information Information Relay Local Councils News & Events RapidPenang Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit-Oriented Development

The “best” we’ve seen so far?

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 […]

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Comments on Planning Complaints - Other Facility Audit Feedback Local Councils Pedestrian Pedestrianisation Planning Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities Transit-Oriented Development

Traffic mayhem continues in Brickfields

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 […]

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Announcements Feedback First Review Information Relay News & Events RapidKL Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities

Technology Update: New bus ticketing system for RapidKL

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; […]

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Comments on Government Community Shuttle Bus Complaints - Bus Services Feedback Information Relay Local Councils News & Events RapidKL RapidPenang SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities

Prasarana MD: Total overhaul needed

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 […]

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Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Feedback First Review Information Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals RapidKL Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

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 […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals RapidKL Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure

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 […]

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Commuter Train (EMU) Economic Planning Unit Feedback Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Money Better Spent Elsewhere Planning Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Taxi Transit Infrastructure Transit Support Systems Transit-Oriented Development

MRT Update: Can the MRT network address our long-term transport problem?

TRANSIT took note of this column in Star Property, commenting on whether the MRT line (and network) will resolve the long-term transport problems in the Klang Valley. Our answer…well, you have to wait for it. In the meantime, enjoy the article! Can the MRT address the long-term transport problem? (Star Property) 22 January 2011 Thean […]

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Comments on Government Complaints - Bus Services Feedback News & Events RapidKL Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity Stage Bus

Eight more routes for women-only buses

TRANSIT took note of the recent launch of an expanded RapidKL Women-only bus service by Minister for Women, Family & Community Development Shahrizat Abdul Jalil. RapidKL reports that 92% of 1,400 respondents to a poll commissioned by RapidKL “liked” the service and 94% wanted it expanded. TRANSIT has always felt a significant concern about the […]