Ali Rustam strikes again – Malacca to invest money into public transport

TRANSIT notes that the Malacca government and Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam are preparing to spend money to invest in improving the public transport service in the state. The government will spend RM2.35 million to buy 10 new buses for the Panorama Melaka City Transport service. They have also requested RM36 million for a revolving […]

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Malacca bus operators seek dialogue on proposed RM36mil fund

TRANSIT also took note of this article in which the Malacca government has proposed to seek RM36million from the Federal Government to subsidize public transport in the State of Malacca. Malacca bus operators seek dialogue on proposed RM36mil fund (The Star) Monday July 5, 2010 MALACCA: Bus operators here welcome a RM36mil move to improve […]

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Malacca monorail almost ready (update #2)

Updated with a detailed brochure of the Malacca Monorail! Updated with a new photo of the fully assembled Malacca Monorail train! fully assembled Malacca Monorail train at station. Image courtesy of @tongtongmka at TRANSIT notes that the proposed Malacca monorail, a 1.5 km, elevated line from Taman Rempah to Hang Tuah, is almost ready […]

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Malacca government takes public transport to a new level

The recent announcement about a tram system in Malacca, which would supposedly be complete by Merdeka Day, 2011 (August 31, for those not familiar with Malaysia), inspired the following piece from Moaz Yusuf Ahmad Malacca government takes public transport to a new level I believe that Malacca Chief Minister Mohd. Ali Rustam, or someone in […]

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TRAM for Malacca in 2011? Not likely says TRANSIT (Update #3)

Updated with articles & images of the supposed tram! Updated with reports on the signing of ‘MoU’ on 3 March 2010! TRANSIT has taken note of a number of articles commenting on a proposed tram service linking Ayer Keroh to Malacca. RM272m tram project for historical state (Star Metro South & East) Melaka bina sistem pengangkutan trem […]

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Updates #40

Updates #40 1. Article: Penang Hill’s funicular train to stop for 7 months (The Star) – Service on the Penang Hill railway will stop for 7 months starting tomorrow (Feb 22) for a redesign of the railway. The 2-stage railway will be replaced by a continuous railway with larger, air-conditioned carriages. 2. Letter: Way off […]

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Allegations of corruption on Seremban-Gemas EDT project

Recently, TRANSIT noted an article in the Star newspaper describing the progress of the Seremban-Gemas Electrification & Double Tracking (EDT) project. RM3.45b Seremban-Gemas electrified line is 33% completed Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the work on the dual-track railway was 32.81% completed and it was expected to be operational by Aug 2012. […]

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Feedback submission on Melaka Aerorail

Today is the 2nd last day for the submission of feedback and comments regarding the public display for the Melaka Aerorail. TRANSIT has issued the following submission The Association for the Improvement of Mass Transit (TRANSIT) wishes to express its concerns about the Melaka Aerorail project, an intermediate capacity transit system consisting of two phases […]

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Updates #21

Updates  #21 1. RapidPenang introduces Monthly Loyalty Pass – RM70 for unlimited travel. Application form is here. 2. RapidKL Monthly RapidPass (5 different types at costs from RM40, 50, 100 & 150) are on sale from August 20th. 3. Dynamic Diesel on sale from Sept 1 (The Star) – Diesel fuel in Malaysia will meet the […]

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Viability of Melaka Aerorail questioned in Assembly

TRANSIT notes that a question about the viability of the Melaka Aerorail was raised in the Melaka Assembly, along with a motion to scrap the project. Melaka Assembly Rejects Motion To Scrap Aerorail Project August 05, 2009 20:41 PM MELAKA, Aug 5 (Bernama) — The Melaka government should review the RM1.5 billion aerorail project as […]