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Why must public transport users make a ‘leap of faith’ all the time?

TRANSIT took note of this article in the NST which discusses the challenges that bus users often face in Malaysia – congestion and unsafe travel. In this specific case, the article is referring to passengers who have to disembark from buses into “live” lanes, avoiding other traffic, motorcycles, etc. The usual reasons are congestion, including […]

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KTM Update: Major disruption of services at Kuala Lumpur Station but not a tweet from KTMB (Update #1)

Update: KTM services through Kuala Lumpur station were restored as of 2pm Sunday, 17 July 2011 – but when will our faith in KTMB be restored? TRANSIT took note of this announcement from Bernama about a serious disruption of KTM services because of a crane collapse at the Kuala Lumpur rail station. Thank goodness no […]

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Another foreigner got upset with RapidPenang’s bus map (Update #1)

Once again, we hear of a foreigner lamenting on Rapid Penang’s lack of concern over making their bus routes, stops and timetables legible to users. The comment, which appears on today’s Aliran, also touches on transit-oriented city planning and Malaysia’s negative build-rail-to-solve-congestion mentality. Behind the surface issues are, of course, the problems with policy-making & […]

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MRT Update: First contract running into controversy?

TRANSIT took note of this article today which states that the first contract for the Klang Valley MRT project (for the Independent Check Engineer) has been approved by the Finance Ministry, overruling an earlier rejection by Prasarana. MRT’s first contract runs into controversy (The Malaysian Insider) Thu, Apr 14, 2011 By Jahabar Sadiq Editor KUALA […]

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PPj says Putrajaya monorail project needs to be revived soon. TRANSIT: This is getting tiresome.

It has come again – the call from Perbadanan Putrajaya to revive to Putrajaya Monorail has become an annual event for those who follow public transport in Malaysia. And, like every year the call is the same – without the monorail Putrajaya will have traffic gridlock. Without the monorail the roads & highways leading to […]

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Rapid Penang rides? There’s an app for that! (now available)

Update: The Rapid Penang app is now available at this link: http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/rapid-penang-mobile-icis/id430816867?mt=8 TRANSIT noted some very interesting articles from up in Penang that we thought would interest you. First, for the benefit of customers, RapidPenang has launched their iPlanner application for Apple iPhone and iPad products. The item will be available for free download from […]

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Days numbered for Puduraya touts? Do you really think so?

TRANSIT took note of this article recently which updated us on the Land Public Transport Commission’s plans to deal with touting activities at Puduraya Bus Terminal. Apparently SPAD will be taking a bold approach to dealing with touts and their activities – but we have to wonder why they did not give notice by taking […]

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Technology Update: RapidKL to provide real-time info on services

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Malay Mail back in February, which describes technology and service improvements by RapidKL which will see realtime service info brought to screens & online. This form of service tracking, using GPS-based technology, is a welcome improvement because it allows public transport users to understand services in real-time […]

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Complaints - Bus Services Express Bus (Intercity) Feedback Information Information Relay JPJ / RTD Local Councils Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals News & Events RapidPenang Safety, Health and Environment SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Transit Infrastructure

Updates #79

Updates #79 – This is our real post for 1 April 2011! 1. Article: Three-tiered parking complex to be built at Serdang KTM station (The Star, 29 March 2011) 2. Article: RapidKL bus division receives ISO Certification – two articles, from NST & Malay Mail on 30 March 2011. 3. Letter: MRT: Learn and adopt […]

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Public transport user satisfaction is only 48% (Update #1)

Update: More information and comments on the Urban Public Transport NKRA! TRANSIT took note of the following article discussing public perceptions & satisfaction with public transport services in the Klang Valley. Public transport user satisfaction is only 48% (The Star, 28 March 2011) OVERALL public transport user satisfaction of Urban Public Transport (UPT) services in […]