Categories
Announcements Bus Rapid Transit Comments on Government Comments on Planning Commuter Train (EMU) Economic Planning Unit Feedback First Review Information Information Relay Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Monorail News & Events Planning Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

Final draft of Greater KL/KV masterplan now on SPAD website (Update #1 – guess what)

Update: It is interesting to note that this post is TRANSIT’s 888th published post! TRANSIT notes that the final draft of the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley masterplan has now been posted to the SPAD website under the section about the National Public Transport Masterplan (which, incidentally, should be posted to the SPAD website […]

Categories
Comments on Planning Commuter Train (EMU) Economic Planning Unit Feedback High Speed Rail Information KTM Komuter (Klang Valley) Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals News & Events Planning SPAD / LTC Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

Rail link to Subang Skypark on the way?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article which suggests that the Malaysian government has approved a project to build a direct railway connection between KL Sentral and Subang Airport/Subang Skypark within 2 years. Of course, 2 years in planning-speak can actually mean a lot more time – but perhaps this rail line would be in […]

Categories
Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Commuter Train (EMU) Economic Planning Unit Express Bus (Intercity) Express Bus (Intra-Urban) Feedback Information KTM Electric Train Service KTM Komuter (Klang Valley) Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Money Better Spent Elsewhere Monorail News & Events On TRANSIT Planning RapidKL Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure

ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!

TRANSIT took note of a very interesting commentary from Ahmad Suhaili Idrus, the Director of the Urban Public Transport NKRA and Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley NKEA in response to a letter from TRANSIT’s Advisor Rajiv Rishyakaran, regarding recent comments by Idris Jala that the Klang Valley would be choked by 2020 if the […]

Categories
Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Information Relay Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals Planning Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure

First their hands were tied. Now SPAD’s hands are off?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, indicating that the Land Public Transport Commission no longer had any role in the MRT project since the railway scheme had been approved by the Minister of Transport. Aside from this being total hokum, since SPAD does have a responsibility […]

Categories
Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Information Relay Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals News & Events Planning RapidKL SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

MRT Update: 2 new companies to handle MRT project instead of Prasarana

TRANSIT has taken note that the Ministry of Finance has created two new companies to handle the MRT project, taking it away from Prasarana in an interesting about turn. MRT Co. is the government company responsible for the management of the entire MRT project including planning & costing, while Dana Infra will be responsible for […]

Categories
Comments on Government Comments on Planning Feedback Information Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals News & Events Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Demand Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

HSR Update: Pre-feasibility study findings on KL-S’pore high-speed rail to be known in a few weeks

TRANSIT took note of this “sort-of-an-update” on the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail Project: Study on KL-S’pore high-speed rail (Star Biz) 5 August 2011 By JOHN LOH Findings of pre-feasibility study to be known in a few weeks KUALA LUMPUR: A pre-feasibility study for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) system will be concluded in a […]

Categories
Comments on Government Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Local Councils News & Events On TRANSIT Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity Stakeholders' Participation TRANSIT For All Transit-Oriented Development Universal Design

SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.

TRANSIT took note of an interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, in which he warned public transport operators not to politicize issues with public transport. But as you can see from our analysis, his comments may come too late. Two recent events and a few others have demonstrated to us that […]

Categories
Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Information Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Money Better Spent Elsewhere News & Events Planning RapidKL Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

Putrajaya overrules Prasarana for a third time. (Update #2)

Update: At least one wakil rakyat has chosen to speak up┬áso we decided to change the title of our post. Guess who it is? No point, as you already know that it is Tony Pua (since no other wakil rakyat really appear to follow these finance issues, let alone speak up)! Update: According to this […]

Categories
Announcements Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Information Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals News & Events Planning Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Transit-Oriented Development

MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley MRT

IMPORTANT NOTE from TRANSIT: With the completion of the Public Display for MRT Line 1 (Sg. Buloh to Klang), TRANSIT has revised our post on the Public Display for MRT line 1 (Sg.Buloh – Kajang) to focus on the alignment, planning & construction for MRT Line 1 only. All information & articles related to the […]

Categories
Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Information Relay Local Councils Mass Transit Proposals On TRANSIT Planning Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities Universal Design

What is the ‘rail’ truth anyways?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting commentary from Associate Professor Sabariah Jemali from the Malaysian Institute for Transport at Universiti Teknologi Mara (Shah Alam). Prof. Sabariah writes of the overwhelming attention given to the MRT project and comments that the attention given may reflect the boiling over of all of the frustrations of public […]