TRANSIT took note of the following interesting article, which describes Prasarana refusing to pay compensation to the residents of the Tong Weng Mansion in Brickfields, while agreeing to pay compensation to two other site owners in the area. The compensation requests are in relation to the KL Monorail expansion project, which will extend the KL … More Prasarana deals with neighbours affected by KL Monorail extension project
TRANSIT took note of the announcement from Prasarana that 4 car service on the KL Monorail is expected to begin in August of 2014. All 12 trains are expected to be in service by September 2015. Video KL Monorail’s new four-car train to start operation in August (The Star, 9 April 2014) This comes after … More First 2 of 4 car monorail train sets to begin service in August 2014
Update: On request from Prasarana, TRANSIT has been asked to take down this post. We have chosen to take down the image instead, and keep the post in place. TRANSIT Says: The reason we have maintained the post is simple – we want the public to know that a new livery design has been developed … More Is this what our new 4-carriage KL Monorail trains will look like? (Update #1 – Can the public decide?)
TRANSIT has taken note of the Malaysian government’s plans to expand KL Monorail service by introducing 4-carriage trains with greater capacity, as well as extending the KL Monorail service to Taman Gembira along Jalan Klang Lama. Malaysian monorail builder Scomi Rail has been given the contract to provide the 12 new 4-carriage trains, which will … More Monorail extension to Jalan Klang Lama – will it help or hurt existing monorail service?
Update: This article from the NST describes a smooth transition to the new integrated ticketing system! TRANSIT took note of the news that LRT – LRT ticketing integration will begin on 28 November 2011. Of course, the LRT-LRT ticketing integration is not really that big a deal. And unfortunately, customers will not benefit from a … More LRT-LRT ticketing integration begins today, 28 November 2011 (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this absurd piece of news where the KL government will be spending lots of your RM to widen Jalan Ma’rof in Bangsar, in the area between Jalan Bangsar (where the flyover to/from MidValley is) and Jalan Ara (where the Masjid is). Why is the government widening only this section of the … More Now you know why we will always have traffic congestion in KL – because we widen roads to allow cars to block them!
TRANSIT took note of a very interesting commentary from Ahmad Suhaili Idrus, the Director of the Urban Public Transport NKRA and Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley NKEA in response to a letter from TRANSIT’s Advisor Rajiv Rishyakaran, regarding recent comments by Idris Jala that the Klang Valley would be choked by 2020 if the … More ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!
TRANSIT has taken note that World Carfree Day is celebrated on 22 September of every year. According to the article below, this is the first time Car free day is being celebrated in Malaysia. Actually, that is not true. Many people have celebrated Car-free day in Malaysia. Some people celebrate Car-free day each & every … More World Car(e)free Day is September 22. How will you celebrate?
TRANSIT took note of this article, sharing some happy news related to the KL Monorail – a couple who connected while working on the KL Monorail has decided to get married on the monorail. With all the bad news related to public transport, it is nice to share the occasional piece of good news – … More Married … on the monorail
Updates #100 NOTE: Because of the Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Balik Kampung, this update will cover 2 weeks of public transport news.