‘Solutions’ to public transport problems focusing on the bus industry, not public transport users

By now everyone should be aware that a major crisis is taking place in the bus industry. The shut down of CityLiner bus services throughout was the major ‘tipping pint’ in a series of crises [TRANSIT: refer to our “No Bus for You” series of posts] that showed the precarious state of public transport and … More ‘Solutions’ to public transport problems focusing on the bus industry, not public transport users

TRANSIT at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 12-13 December 2011

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

KTM Update: Consider our heritage as we move into the modern age

TRANSIT took note of some very interesting articles about KTMB and Malaysia’s railway heritage, which is changing before our eyes with the Ipoh-Padang Besar & Seremban-Gemas Electrification & Double Tracking (EDT) Projects. Heritage stations along the west coast of Malaysia are being replaced with modern structures. In some cases, aspects of the stations are being … More KTM Update: Consider our heritage as we move into the modern age

Updates #92

Updates #92 1. Article: Essential to have reliable transport system (NST, 30 June 2011) – A commentary and update on plans to improve public transport in JB and the Iskandar region, as well as cross-border connections between JB and Singapore. [TRANSIT: This article deserves its own post as there are some questionable statements and claims … More Updates #92

Updates #86

Updates #86 1. Article: Pedestrian bridge near Sungai Besi LRT station ready for use (The Star, 21 May 2011) 2. Article: KLIA Ekspres value fares for the holidays (NST) – Express Rail Link (ERL) is offering its Group Saver and Family Package for families and friends travelling on KLIA Ekspres. More information at http://www.KLIAekpres.com. [TRANSIT: … More Updates #86

Iskandar commuter train proposal not finalized yet

TRANSIT took note of this article a few days ago, which states that the proposal for the commuter train for the Iskandar Development Region (south Johor) has not been finalized – and the winning contractor not selected yet. This comes after recent articles in which the Johor MB was said to have given approval to … More Iskandar commuter train proposal not finalized yet

Proposal for Iskandar-Johor commuter system approved in less than 3 months. TRANSIT: Here we go again

TRANSIT took note of some more very interesting news from down south, in which the Menteri Besar of Johor Abdul Ghani Othman announced that he had given approval to Metropolitan Commuter Network Sdn. Bhd. to construct a commuter rail network for south Johor (the Iskandar Development Region and Johor Baru). The “proposal” for the rail … More Proposal for Iskandar-Johor commuter system approved in less than 3 months. TRANSIT: Here we go again

500km of ‘MRT’ in Iskandar, Johor? Not in our lifetime (Update #1)

Update: SPAD CEO Mohd Nor Kamal has responded to the announcement by saying that SPAD has not seen any proposal yet! TRANSIT took note of a very interesting announcement from down south, where the Chief Executive of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority appeared to announce a 500km MRT project for the region. Now before any … More 500km of ‘MRT’ in Iskandar, Johor? Not in our lifetime (Update #1)

Public transport planning in Johor moving ahead

TRANSIT took note of this article which mentions the plan to build an integrated transport hub in Bandar Seri Alam, Johor, which would include commuter rail, feeder bus and taxi services. The commuter rail will connect residents of the Eastern Gate of the Iskandar Development Region with JB via the new Kempas Sentral railway hub … More Public transport planning in Johor moving ahead