TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star which gives a further update on the shut down of CityLiner bus services in Kedah & Pahang.
Both state governments have commented that they implored the bus companies to keep operating, but were not able to get the guarantees that they needed.
This situation makes it more and more clear that the public transport system is starting to break down – as both state government and SPAD are unable to exercise any authority or provide timely solutions to resolve the issues.
Of course, this is not to blame the state governments or SPAD – but the fact is, they were warned early on. And speaking of warning, TRANSIT has been warning the public, the state governments, and SPAD for years that more attention needed to be paid to public transport policy and resolving the problems in the industry.
Kedah Govt willing to meet KTB over bus service (The Star)
December 3, 2011
By EMBUN MAJID
ALOR SETAR: The Kedah Government is willing to discuss with Konsortium Transnasional Bhd (KTB) on the problem of its stage bus service in the state.
State Environment, Chinese Community Affairs and Transport Committee chairman Tan Joo Long @ Tan Chow Kang said it had asked KTB on Nov 20 to postpone its decision to stop its service for at least a month pending a discussion with Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak.
However, he said the management refused.