Look out touts – SPAD is watching you

TRANSIT took note of two interesting articles related to the current Chinese New Year Holiday period – the standard set of warnings against touting and the standard article about related enforcement efforts. The big question is, do Malaysians feel that the current enforcement and touting situation is better now that SPAD is in charge? We … More Look out touts – SPAD is watching you

Gong Xi Fa Cai from the members of TRANSIT! Wishing you all the best for the Year of the Water Dragon

TRANSIT wishes to take a short moment and wish all those who are celebrating a very happy Spring Festival & Chinese (Calendar) New Year. And this year as you must already know, will be the year of the Dragon. Specifically, the water dragon – the wisdom, strength and leadership of the dragon, combined with the … More Gong Xi Fa Cai from the members of TRANSIT! Wishing you all the best for the Year of the Water Dragon

Take public transport this Raya says RTD Chief. TRANSIT: Public transport is now comfortable, safer option

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

KTM Update: Railwaymen’s Union to strike at the ‘heart’ of Malaysia?

Any way you look at it, the recent protest by the Railwaymen’s Union appears to be a game changer in Malaysian politics and certainly within the public transport industry. Not only has the RUM protested publicly & directly against KTMB President Dr. Aminuddin, the Chief of RUM (Abdul Razak Md. Hassan) has clearly threatened that … More KTM Update: Railwaymen’s Union to strike at the ‘heart’ of Malaysia?

Updates #71

Updates #71 1. Article: Lucky escape for 40 passengers (The Star) – Forty passengers of an express bus had a close shave after the bus they were in had the front tire burst, skidded, crashed through the road divider and came to a stop in the opposite lane at the 245th kilometre of the North-South … More Updates #71

Happy 2011. Here’s hoping that 2011 will be better for public transport than the past year.

TRANSIT wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. In 2011 we will continue our efforts to build a public transport system in Malaysia that considers the needs of all stakeholders and appreciates the passenger. Our comments on 2010 will appear here in a short time – and look for a summary of the year courtesy … More Happy 2011. Here’s hoping that 2011 will be better for public transport than the past year.

Photos of KTM Sentul-Batu Caves extension

Readers may recall our recent posting on Thaipusam shuttle train services operated by KTM. The KTM line from Sentul to Batu Caves has been double tracked and electrified but unfortunately, the interior work at all the stations has not been completed.  The full work will only be completed in March and the Sentul-Batu Caves extension … More Photos of KTM Sentul-Batu Caves extension

KTM Update: Special Komuter train services for Thaipusam (Update #2)

Updated with additional articles! TRANSIT takes note of the announcement of special Komuter train services to Batu Caves station on the occasion of Thaipusam. New rail tracks pose a problem for devotees (The Star); New railway stations provide better facilities (NST); Extra commuter services for Thaipusam (The Star); Thaipusam: Security beefed up at Batu Caves … More KTM Update: Special Komuter train services for Thaipusam (Update #2)