Meanwhile in JB, urban buses are moved out of the city centre starting May 1

TRANSIT took note of the following article describing changes to bus service in Johor Baru, with a new “no pick up” order for Jalan Wong Ah Fook, diversion of urban stage buses to Larkin Sentral, and a new free shuttle bus connecting the two areas. Commuters get short end of stick (NST JOHOR, 1 May … More Meanwhile in JB, urban buses are moved out of the city centre starting May 1

KTM Update: Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project to be tendered out by year-end, says Transport Minister

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Borneo Post which says that the Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project is to be tendered out by year-end, according to the Transport Minister. For those who do not know, the Gemas-JB electrification & double tracking project is the last stretch in the electrification & double tracking … More KTM Update: Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project to be tendered out by year-end, says Transport Minister

Updates #93

Updates #93 1. Article: Malacca to be bicycle friendly (6 July 2011) – Melaka CM Mohd Ali Rustam announced an initiative to introduce bus lanes into Melaka. He also promised to ride to work every Friday. [TRANSIT: We couldn’t resist posting the picture above.]

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

On June 30 Malaysians and Singaporeans said goodbye to Tg. Pagar and Bukit Timah railway stations! (Update #1)

Update: Sultan Ibrahim of Johor explains why he took the initiative to drive the last KTM train out of Singapore! TRANSIT took note of more articles about the closure of Tg. Pagar railway station (and Bukit Timah – why does everyone forget Bukit Timah) and the effective withdrawal of KTM train service from Singapore. On … More On June 30 Malaysians and Singaporeans said goodbye to Tg. Pagar and Bukit Timah railway stations! (Update #1)

Updates #87

Updates #87 1. Article: Three passengers injured after bus skids into ditch (Malay Mail, 26 May 2011) Three passengers were injured after a KL-bound express bus from the East Coast hit a divider and skidded into a ditch at Km20.4, Karak Highway. 2. Letter: Worried over pedestrian bridge’s safety (NST, 27 May 2011) – Zahara … More Updates #87

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