TRANSIT took note of this story from Alor Gajah, Malacca Passengers flee as ceiling gives way (The Star) Monday February 27, 2012 MALACCA: Fifteen passengers ran helter-skelter when a portion of the ceiling of the Alor Gajah Sentral terminal collapsed after a downpour and strong wind. It is learnt that the entire ground floor area … More Passengers flee as ceiling gives way at Alor Gajah Sentral terminal
TRANSIT members were shocked and disappointed to read the news in The Star today, which shared the results of a survey by the Sleep Disorder Society of Malaysia and the JKJR which showed that a significant number of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders. 30% of M’sian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders (The … More 30% of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders, says survey
Update: We are certainly confused about the different information from the NST and The Star! Update: SPAD has investigated the service disruption and ordered a 48-hour closure of the Melaka Monorail! TRANSIT took note of this article in The Star which displays an amazing coincidence combined with a not quite unexpected event. The Melaka Monorail … More We can’t make this stuff up: Melaka Monorail traps passengers (Update #2)
Tanker driver in Sabah train crash released on police bail Update: Is there a lawsuit in the works? Ironically, the lawsuit would be filed against the Sabah State Railways! Update: More information on the investigation into the train crash! Update: Was the collision between a train and tanker an accident waiting to happen??? Who will … More 12 injured in train and tanker collision in Kota Kinabalu (Update #5)
TRANSIT took note of this issue a few weeks ago and had not managed to comment on it until today. School buses are a significant form of public transport in Malaysia. Unlike urban buses, school buses are in many cases still operated by individual permit owner-operators, the local “bus uncle” or “bus auntie”. Given that … More Should we prepare for a school bus showdown? Or is there a solution on the way?
TRANSIT has taken note that another Balik Kampung period has started in Malaysia. While some people have taken to their cars or buses & trains immediately, others are waiting for the last minute (or waiting for the congestion to reduce). With the aligning of Hari Raya Aidilfitri and the 54th Merdeka day, this Balik Kampung … More Balik kampung o-o-o balik kampung!
TRANSIT took note of a number of articles about the upcoming Balik Kampung period that we thought worthy of note. Firstly, the director-general of the Road Transport Department has commented that the public should be confident to take buses to their destinations this raya, as buses are much safer than motorcycles. As you know, each … More Take public transport this Raya says RTD Chief. TRANSIT: Public transport is now comfortable, safer option
TRANSIT took note of this article which talks about public safety concerns related to the construction of a flyover for KTM’s Ipoh – Padang Besar Electrification & Double Tracking project. According to the response from MMC-Gamuda, we need not be that worried. But take a look at the article & photo and judge for yourself. … More KTM Update: Safety first, in all aspects!
At our occasional meetings, TRANSIT members do take time to chat. One of the topics is physical fitness, discomfort etc (sometimes related to standing in the trains and buses, sometimes not). Some members have talked about magnetic bracelets as a way to introduce magnetic therapy into the body. But over in Indonesia, it seems that … More Have you ever heard of ‘Rail therapy’?
Update: The Minister of Transport has also chimed in with his view that bus operators need to improve their human resources before looking at foreign workers! See the new article at the bottom of this post TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which the Human Resources Minister S. Subramaniam responds to a request … More HR Minister urges rethink in transport industry. TRANSIT: Wait until you see his suggestion. (Update #1)