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.
Update: Check out Donald Shoup’s report, The High Cost of Free Parking (University of California Transportation Centre) Update: Check out the worst cities in the world for parking according to the IBM Commuter Pain Index Our original post: For 5 years and in fact, many more, the members of TRANSIT have been talking about improving … More How do we resolve parking and congestion problems in the city centre? By building better alternatives to driving (Update #1)
Updated with additional articles! TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disappointing news about the Brickfields – Jalan Tun Sambanthan bus lane, shut down by the government beginning February 6th, after only 2 months in operation. The big question from TRANSIT is WHY? What are the reasons why the government chose to back down on … More Brickfields bus & taxi lane shut down after two months because of Government flip-flopping or just bad planning? (Update #2)
TRANSIT took note of this interesting photo of a sign in one of our LRT trains – advertising improvements to RapidKL bus services. To the top of the photo, we see an advertisement for RapidBET Route #3, which connects Subang Mewah to Pasar Seni, Kuala Lumpur. And down in the right hand corner, the message … More What is RapidBRT, how will it work, and when is it coming to the Klang Valley?
By now everyone should be aware that a major crisis is taking place in the bus industry. The shut down of CityLiner bus services throughout was the major ‘tipping pint’ in a series of crises [TRANSIT: refer to our “No Bus for You” series of posts] that showed the precarious state of public transport and … More ‘Solutions’ to public transport problems focusing on the bus industry, not public transport users
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.
On December 3rd, 2001, buses & taxis leaving KL on the southbound route through Brickfields began using the contra-flow bus & taxi lane on Jalan Tun Sambanthan. The bus & taxi lane was actually supposed to begin operations on 20th August 2011 but the start was delayed because of objections from business owners in the … More Brickfields on ‘collision course’ because of the new bus & taxi lane?
Update: Read more about the fallout from the Brickfields bus & taxi lane here! TRANSIT took note of this article that states that the Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane will be introduced this weekend. The southbound lane, which had been under construction since earlier this year, was supposed to open in August, but protests … More Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane to begin operation this weekend, from 3 December 2011
TRANSIT took note of this absurd piece of news where the KL government will be spending lots of your RM to widen Jalan Ma’rof in Bangsar, in the area between Jalan Bangsar (where the flyover to/from MidValley is) and Jalan Ara (where the Masjid is). Why is the government widening only this section of the … More Now you know why we will always have traffic congestion in KL – because we widen roads to allow cars to block them!
TRANSIT took note of this article about the closing of the Klang Bus Stand (Pasarama Kota) which last saw service on 31 October 2011. While TRANSIT is happy to hear about infrastructure improvements, and we acknowledge that the Klang Bus Stand needed improvement, we also want to see improvements to public transport service for the … More On 31 October we said goodbye to the Klang Bus Stand. When can we say hello to improved public transport services there?