The Malaysian Government is crowdsourcing ideas for the 2014 budget at http://www.1malaysia.com.my/bajet2014. Here is our feedback: In order to support the use of public transport, there should be a reward for those who are everyday users of public transport because they are not clogging the roads & polluting the air. Transit Malaysia proposes that the … More Crowdsourcing for Budget 2014
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)
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting article about the plan of the Land Public Transport Commission (Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat or SPAD) to create a Land Public Transport Forum. The forum will discuss public transport issues Forum to help public air views on SPAD (NST) 13 January 2012 By Nuradzimmah Daim KUALA LUMPUR: A … More We’re already Malaysia’s public transport forum
TRANSIT was invited to speak at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference on 12-13 December 2011 Brochure: PnC Conference Brochure (Final version) Presentation: Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 2011 TRANSIT Says: We wonder what else can be done to encourage active transportation. How about intermodal transport encouraged by bus-mounted bicycle racks such as the Sport … More TRANSIT at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 12-13 December 2011
Updated with comments from TRANSIT! TRANSIT has taken note of a series of articles in Free Malaysia Today, detailing an interview with SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar. TRANSIT will reserve our comments until the entire series is posted. In the meantime you can find links to the articles (3 at the time of this posting) … More Interesting FMT interview with SPAD chair Syed Hamid Albar (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this interesting letter by C.R. of Kuala Lumpur, who discusses the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union of Malaya (RUM), which included warnings of a “work-to-rule” campaign & potential disruption of Balik Kampung / Hari Raya Aidilfitri travel. C.R. argues that it might be time to open up the Railway sector … More The KTM Debate: Should the railway sector be opened up to “competition”?
TRANSIT has taken note of another burgeoning controversy, highting complaints & protests over land acquisition along Jalan Sultan in “Chinatown”, KL, as part of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project. We have redesigned our post on this topic to present the most recent articles we have seen so far on this issue. The original … More MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)
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 … More SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.
TRANSIT took note of some recent articles on the LRT extension projects which state that the local governments have more or less agreed to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT extensions. However, TRANSIT notes that some of the issues regarding the LRT extension routes continue to crop up – either they were not properly resolved, … More LRT Update: Kelana Jaya LRT extension ’80 per cent approved’ – nearly 2 years later
TRANSIT took note of the fact that the Klang Valley MRT (now referred to as MyRapidTransit) was launched by the Prime Minister at KL Convention Centre on 8 July 2011. The launching, which took place in the morning and included a ground-breaking ceremony at the Rubber Research Institute and Jalan Cochrane sites, as well as the … More MRT Update: MyRapidTransit launching & public viewing on 8 July 2011 at KL Convention Centre (Update#1)