Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disturbing article about the introduction of a night market at the site of the old North Klang bus terminal, which was closed in late 2007 when Klang Sentral was opened. The irony, of course, is that the bus area remains closed to buses – despite the fact that … More Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?

International Competition for Development of Sg. Besi Airbase – Let’s do it right and make it public transport friendly!

TRANSIT took note of this article which announces that the Development of Sg. Besi airbase is moving forward with an invitation for proposals for the Malaysia City development. Most of the project will be used for a mix of commercial and lifestyle amenities. Planners have been invited to participate in a pre-qualification & competition with … More International Competition for Development of Sg. Besi Airbase – Let’s do it right and make it public transport friendly!

BET Update: Two new routes to be introduced 18 July for 3 months testing period

TRANSIT took note of the following information from RapidKL’s twitter feed @MyRapidKL, announcing the start of two additional RapidBET routes, BET-7 and BET-8. Service on these routes, during working weekdays, will start on 18 July, for a 3 month test period. BET-7 (Sri Nilam – Lebuh Ampang) has departures from Sri Nilam at 0645, 0700, … More BET Update: Two new routes to be introduced 18 July for 3 months testing period

Cyberview takes over Cyberjaya DTS service, raising fares. We want to know, what will RapidKL do with their 53 buses?

TRANSIT took note of this article which indicates that Cyberview Sdn. Bhd. developer of Cyberjaya, has taken over the Dedicated Transportation Service from RapidKL. Cyberview has also increased the monthly fares for the DTS service by RM37 (from Rm213 to RM250). In the article, a spokesperson explains the justification, namely higher operating costs. We say … More Cyberview takes over Cyberjaya DTS service, raising fares. We want to know, what will RapidKL do with their 53 buses?

BET Route 6 – Bukit Beruntung to KL – Launched on 1 June 2011 (Update #1)

Update: Check out this detailed NST article about the BET6. TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the launch of Bus Expressway Transit route 6 from Bukit Beruntung (Rawang) to Central Market (KL) using the North South Expressway, Jalan Duta, and Jalan Parlimen. The service began on 1 June 2011 and is operated by Setara … More BET Route 6 – Bukit Beruntung to KL – Launched on 1 June 2011 (Update #1)

Expansion of highways should include plans for bus lanes.

The members of the Association for the Improvement of Mass-Transit have taken note of the recent report on the Government Transformation Program and the specific concerns about the success of the Urban Public Transport NKRA. We have also noted the recent comments from Minister of Transportation Kong Cho Ha (who is lead minister for this … More Expansion of highways should include plans for bus lanes.

GTP Update: Minister of Transport comments on GTP report

TRANSIT notes the recent comments from the Minister of Transport regarding the recent Government Transformation Programme report, which said that the Urban Public Transport NKRA did not meet all expectations. TRANSIT has long said that more attention needs to be given to the urban public transport by creating an authority that would manage & organize … More GTP Update: Minister of Transport comments on GTP report

Consultant: Buses cannot replace MRT; TRANSIT: MRT cannot replace buses (Update #1)

TRANSIT took note of the recent comments from ERE Consulting Group which appeared to rubbish TRANSIT’s comments favouring Bus Rapid Transit and Expressway Rapid Transit over investment in the MRT network. It was argued that Bus Rapid Transit would not have the capacity to match MRT and the existing road networks were already constrained with … More Consultant: Buses cannot replace MRT; TRANSIT: MRT cannot replace buses (Update #1)