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

Updates #100

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

Updates #98

Updates #98 1. Article: Firm denies using taxi coupons to make ‘easy money’ (NST, 10 August 2011) – Mohd Nasir Mohd Rashid, Exec. Chairman of MESRA Indah Jaya Sdn. Bhd. which operates the taxi coupon system in Johor Baru, has denied allegations that it is making an “RM2 profit from the sale of coupons as … More Updates #98

Taxi: are cabbies going to get ‘political’ on the gov’t as well?

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?

Updates #91

Updates #91 1. Letter: ‘Satu Malaysia’ actively at work on board Komuter (The Star, 23 June 2011) – David Chin of Seremban comments on the actions of KTM staff and passengers to help a passenger in distress. 2. Article: Metered executive taxis at Skypark (NST, 23 June 2011) – Metered executive taxis can now be … More Updates #91

Updates #80

Updates #80 1. Hotline Story: End of the road (Malay Mail, 1 April 2011) – S. Selvananathan will have to continue to live with the bus stop next to his house.

Updates #75

Updates #75 1. Article: 15 flee as bus burns (NST) – Fourteen passengers on a double-deck express bus, including foreigners and children, escaped death when they managed to get off the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames during an incident at Km224.2 of the North-South Expressway, heading south near Pedas here, on Saturday. There … More Updates #75

Updates #71

Updates #71 1. Article: Lucky escape for 40 passengers (The Star) – Forty passengers of an express bus had a close shave after the bus they were in had the front tire burst, skidded, crashed through the road divider and came to a stop in the opposite lane at the 245th kilometre of the North-South … More Updates #71

Updates #70

Updates #70 1. Letter: Put public transport back on track (The Star) – J. D. Lovrenciar of KL calls for improvements to public transport to reduce commute times & stress & improve quality of life. 2. Letter: Make cycling a way of life (The Star) – Dr. A. Soorian of Seremban calls for improvements to … More Updates #70