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Taxi Update: If we’re better than New York, why is the taxi system killing us?

TRANSIT took note of a series of articles about the taxi industry. We thought to place the policy issues first, but then we saw this article, which made us feel terrible and showcased the terrible state of the taxi industry. Cabbie commits suicide due to debt woes (The Star) Wednesday June 22, 2011 A TAXI […]

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Finally some rapid mobiliti – thanks in part to a public transport hero

TRANSIT took note of  two very interesting articles in the Malay Mail detailing initiatives by Prasarana to improve bus service for the OKU community and improve their access to society. TRANSIT believes that these efforts by Prasarana deserve mention, especially because of the dedication of one particular Prasarana team member – a true Malaysian public […]

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Not another ‘terminal’ fail(ure)

TRANSIT took note of three interesting articles in the past week that have detailed more of the disappointing failures of bus terminals in Malaysia. We also note that the phrase “epic fail” has become commonly used by people throughout the world (well, at least the online, social-networking world) to described major failures that occur. Instead […]

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So CVLB left a mess behind for SPAD. Should we act surprised? (Update #1)

IMPORTANT: If you are a commercial vehicle permit owner, you need to re-register your permit with the Land Public Transport Commission before 1 September 2011. See the relevant information here (from the SPAD website) or scroll down to the bottom of this post! Update: Responses from TRANSIT and SPAD on the issue of the re-registration […]

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Announcements Bus Rapid Transit Chartered/Tour Bus Comments on Government Community Shuttle Bus Express Bus (Intercity) Express Bus (Intra-Urban) Information JPJ / RTD LPKP / CVLB News & Events SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Taxi Transit Operators

SPAD re-registering of commercial vehicles continues

TRANSIT took note of these two articles discussing SPAD’s plan to re-register all 350,000 commercial vehicle operators in Peninsular Malaysia. SPAD: Operators have five months to comply with directive (The Star, 10 May 2011); Exercise is to streamline land transport industry (The Star, 10 May 2011). In the past, these commercial vehicle operators were either […]

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Comments on Government Complaints - Other Complaints - Taxi Express Bus (Intercity) Information Relay JPJ / RTD LPKP / CVLB Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Planning Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Taxi Transit Facilities

Updates #77

Updates #77 1. Article: KLCC cabs not under SPAD (Free Malaysia Today, 14 March 2011) – The Land Public Transport Commission has no power over taxis and entrance fees for KLCC as it is private land, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz. 2. Letter: Taiping railway station: Build new station near […]

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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 Government Complaints - Bus Services Feedback LPKP / CVLB Safety, Health and Environment SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Transit Operators

What is ahead for Malaysian stage bus operators in 2011? (Updated with Poll!)

Updated with another totally unscientific poll! See the bottom of this post! For many years, TRANSIT has been concerned about the state of the bus industry in Malaysia as well as the impact on public transport services throughout the country. On 11 February, the Pan Malaysian Bus Operators’ Association (PMBOA) submitted a memorandum to the […]

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Update: Finally, SPAD is in charge (Update #1)

Updated with SPAD’s Organizational Structure and comments & feedback from TRANSIT! TRANSIT noted this very interesting article which indicates that the Land Public Transport Commission is now the only authority for land public transport in Peninsular Malaysia. Ok, technically it will assume the duties on Monday, Enforcement officers will be in place starting on Sunday, […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Complaints - Other Facility Audit JPJ / RTD Local Councils LPKP / CVLB News & Events SPAD / LTC Taxi Transit Facilities

TBS Update: More embarrassment for all

TRANSIT took note of this article in which a student claims that he was pickpocketed at Bandar Tasik Selatan komuter station, then asked by a taxi driver to pay a RM20 surcharge to travel from the new terminal to Bangsar. As the embarrassing stories around the new terminal continue to pile up, TRANSIT wonders how […]