Updates #94

Updates #94 1. Hotline Story: Factory bus jam: They are parked outside apartments all day, says resident (The Malay Mail, 13 July 2011) 2. Article: 1 massive jam: Residents frustrated by chaotic traffic at 1 Utama (The Malay Mail, 13 July 2011) 3. Article: No Booking! (Streets-NST, 13 July 2011) 4. Article: Origami-inspired folding bikes … More Updates #94

Updates #90

Updates #90 1. Article: Close shave for six schoolgirls (NST, 18 June 2011) – Six secondary school students in Georgetown had a close shave yesterday after the school bus they were in overturned in Jalan Mount Erskine. 2. Article: Country’s first electric motorcycle launched (The Star, 16 June 2011) – Modenas CTric was launched by the … More Updates #90

HSR Update: The Star’s Managing Editor comments on ‘High-speed, high-cost rail”

Recently TRANSIT took note of another interesting article, a comment by Managing Editor P. Gunasegaran regarding the proposed High Speed Rail Link from KL to Singapore. High-speed, high-cost rail (The Star) A QUESTION OF BUSINESS By P. GUNASEGARAM p.guna@thestar.com.my Why we should look for cheaper alternatives before embarking on an expensive rail link to Singapore … More HSR Update: The Star’s Managing Editor comments on ‘High-speed, high-cost rail”

Electric trains to reduce travel time? We think double-tracking makes the biggest difference.

We at TRANSIT have been following the electrification and double-tracking of the Malayan Railways since the proposal was first mooted. And we regularly check in with the blogs and other resources that follow the EDT project to keep updated on what is happening. We believe that the double tracking of Malaysia’s railways is of huge … More Electric trains to reduce travel time? We think double-tracking makes the biggest difference.

Updates #44

Updates #44 1. Article: Deputy Transport Minister Lau dies at 68 (The Star) – The Star and other Malaysian media covered the death of Robert Lau Hoi Chew, Sibu MP and Deputy Transport Minister. 2. Post: Penang Hill Railway: Selling the family silver? (Anilnetto.com) – Anil Netto explores reports that the mechanical hardware for the … More Updates #44

KL – Kuantan High Speed Railroad to begin in May 2010? No way, says TRANSIT (Update#1)

Updated with additional comments! TRANSIT took note of this article on Nanyang.com the online portal of the Nanyang Siang Pau newspaper, regarding the proposed KL-Kuantan High Speed Rail link. Let’s just be frank. Despite what you will read below and despite what you may have heard, the KL-Kuantan High Speed Rail Link is not happening … More KL – Kuantan High Speed Railroad to begin in May 2010? No way, says TRANSIT (Update#1)

Malaysian company to invest in “creative” rail project in Indonesia

On 1 December 2009, TRANSIT tweeted about a news segment which announced that Malaysian company Pembinaan Aktif Gemilang (PAG) was going to be involved in a revolutionary solar-powered Hydrogen High Speed Rail superhighway project in West Java, Indonesia. Apparently this project has all of the solutions that we could ever ask for…high-speed rail that is … More Malaysian company to invest in “creative” rail project in Indonesia

FREE (9 December) KLIA Express Depot Tour – Join Us! (Update 1)

Update: Last chance to confirm your place on this FREE tour! Please confirm by 3 December 2009! One of the visions for TRANSIT is to raise awareness about public transport and how it benefits the community. To help achieve this goal, TRANSIT has partnered with the (KTM) Railway Fan Club to organize a (possibly free) … More FREE (9 December) KLIA Express Depot Tour – Join Us! (Update 1)

RM28 billion High Speed Rail proposal

TRANSIT took note of this announcement of a RM28 billion railway proposal from Global Rail Sdn. Bhd. RM28b rail plan By Sharen Kaur Published: 2009/10/08 PRIVATELY-HELD Global Rail Sdn Bhd and its partner from China have jointly submitted a RM28 billion proposal to develop a high-speed railway and inter-modal freight system in Malaysia, linking economic … More RM28 billion High Speed Rail proposal