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Women-only taxi service launched in the Klang Valley. The service is also available “for other ‘vulnerable’ people” but will it be safer as “assured”? (Update #1)

Updated with more letters & articles! TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the launching of women-only taxi cab services at KLCC recently. Women-only taxi-cab services join the women-only train coaches and women-only bus services offered by KTM Komuter and RapidKL respectively. Unfortunately, the general climate of fear that exists in Malaysia, as well as […]

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No bus for you, Sebarang Prai (as of 21 November). Watch out, Kedah & Perak. You might be next! (Update #2)

Update: TRANSIT has learned that the Penang Government will provide subsidy to CityLiner! Update: TRANSIT has learned that CityLiner bus services will operate until the end of November, and that CityLiner is in talks with the Penang Government to resolve the issues facing their operations in the state! TRANSIT has learned that Konsortium Transnasional Berhad […]

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No bus for you, Seremban and surrounding area! (Update #4)

Cityliner bus service in NS resumes with state funded contracts and an MOU until 31 January! Updated with more articles & letters! Apparently KTB’s bus services issues in Negri Sembilan and Penang will be resolved and SPAD is getting involved! Update: There are 4 more articles and 2 letters in The Star about the shutdown […]

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ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!

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 […]

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KTM Update: Another restructuring for KTMB promises to accomplish what earlier restructuring(s) did not

TRANSIT took note of this article which describes plans for another corporate restructuring at KTMB. It is sad that the Malayan Railway has still not managed to figure out whether it is supposed to be a government agency, corporate entity, or something in between. TRANSIT remembers earlier corporate restructurings that have happened for KTMB. Well, […]

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When will we see public transport as a public utility?

We at TRANSIT spent the weekend thinking about public transport and the public perception of public transport. We wondered why Malaysians are still stuck in the mindset that public transport is a service for the poor, which, ironically, must be provided by private companies (which does not really work), with competition to keep prices low […]

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New KTM Komuter trains arrive in Port Klang (Update #2)

photos of the 6 Car Set trains on KTMB’s Facebook here http://on.fb.me/nZj99G ! Updated with an article from Railway Gazette! TRANSIT took note of this article, announcing that the first of the new 6-carriage Komuter trains has arrived in Malaysia. Click here for a larger view of the image above. This train is the first […]

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Interesting FMT interview with SPAD chair Syed Hamid Albar (Update #1)

Updated with comments from TRANSIT! TRANSIT has taken note of a series of articles in Free Malaysia Today, detailing an interview with SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar. TRANSIT will reserve our comments until the entire series is posted. In the meantime you can find links to the articles (3 at the time of this posting) […]

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Press release from Balfour Beatty Ansaldo Systems JV regarding the Ipoh-Padang Besar EDT Project

TRANSIT took note of this press release from Balfour Beatty Ansaldo Systems JV, which is working on the Systems Package for the Electrification & Double Tracking project from Ipoh to Padang Besar. The project, as you know, is a significant investment in KTM railway operations since it will allow a ten-fold increase in train movements […]

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MRT Update: PJ Utara MP Tony Pua says National Land Code was already amended in 1990 to accommodate underground railways!

TRANSIT took note of this article, detailing a statement from PJ Utara MP Tony Pua saying that the National Land Code has already been amended to accommodate underground railways. Therefore (according to Pua) the controversial land acquisition exercise in KL’s “Chinatown” is not even necessary. Chinatown land buy: ‘Prasarana abusing law’ (Free Malaysia Today) August […]