TRANSIT took note of interesting information about the opening of Kuching Sentral, a bus terminal located at 6th mile, Jalan Penrissen, a short distance from Kuching Airport and the old Sarawak Government Railway Corridor. The terminal was supposed to open in December 2010 but the projected open date is now March 2012. Kuching Sentral a … More Kuching Sentral to open in March, 2012
For some time, TRANSIT has been following proposals for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Kuching. The early proposal for a BRT system was called the Kuching City Area Transit (CAT, of course) and would have had a number of lines running through the Kuching town area as well as to the north side … More BRT in Kuching developing a name & face?
TRANSIT took note of this article from the Borneo Post, in which Sarawak’s Infrastructure Development & Communications Minister comments unfavourably about the proposed Miri-Bintulu railway corridor, which is part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). The feasibility of the railway link is being examined as part of the organized development which is to … More No SCORE: Sarawak Minister suggests that the proposed Miri-Bintulu rail corridor may become a white elephant
TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of articles detailing Amar Abang Johari Openg’s continued push to get a Bus Rapid Transit system built in Kuching. Abang Jo, Satok Assemblyman and Minister of Housing and Urban Development … and possible successor to the Chief Minister of Sarawak, has been calling for the Federal Government to … More Abang Jo is not happy with public transport & development planning. TRANSIT: Well, neither are we.
Updates #73 1. Article: Integrated public transportation within a year: DPM (NST) – Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin took his trip on the Klang Valley public transport system and claimed that the public transport system can be integrated within a year.
Updates #47 1. Letter: Deploy cops at train stations to deter pickpockets (The Star) – K.L. from Serdang comments on security issues on KTM at Serdang and KL Sentral stations. 2. Two articles about the Rawang bus terminal: Rawang new bus terminal still not in use (The Star); and Rawang transport hub certain to pick … More Updates #47
TRANSIT takes note of this article commenting on plans to decentralize public transport in Kuching with a number of transport hubs. Kuching to get RM200 million transport hubs (NST) 2010/04/14 By Desmond Davidson KUCHING: The transport network here will be decentralised through a series of “suburb hubs” to be built in key residential areas. Housing … More Kuching to get RM200 million transport hubs
Updates #43 1. Article: Push for a bike friendly city goes on (The Star) – Information about a plan to make Penang more bicycle friendly. For more information you may also want to see http://www.pbb.com.my. 2. Article: Call to install partitions in taxis (Malay Mail) – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department T. Murugiah … More Updates #43
TRANSIT has been following the 3rd Session of the 12th Parliament for information relating to public transport. This is a question related to Kuching, which was discussed in Parliament on 1 March 2010. SOALAN: Tuan Chong Chieng Jen [Bandar Kuching] minta PERDANA MENTERI menyatakan berapakah peruntukan telah diagihkan oleh Kerajaan persekutuan untuk mengadakan sistem pengangkutan … More Parliament: response to question on Kuching public transport
Dewan Negara – Updated with Order Paper and Hansard for 26-29 April! Update: We have now shifted to the Dewan Negara (Senate) Dewan Rakyat – Updated with the Order Paper and Hansard for 16, 18, 22-25, 29-30 March, and 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22 April (BM only)! TRANSIT will follow the 3rd Session of the 12th Malaysian … More Public Transport in the 3rd Session of the 12th Parliament (Update #15)