TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star Metro which reminded us how much more needs to be done to improve public transport organization and management in the Klang Valley. Haphazard halts (The Star Metro, 29 April 2014) MORE often than not, public buses in the Klang Valley can be seen stopping to pick … More Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.
TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disturbing article about the introduction of a night market at the site of the old North Klang bus terminal, which was closed in late 2007 when Klang Sentral was opened. The irony, of course, is that the bus area remains closed to buses – despite the fact that … More Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting article detailing residents complaints about bus stops, phone booths and taxi stands in central Klang. TRANSIT has always had a soft spot for Klang. We still do not understand why the local government & Selangor Government have allowed the “Royal Town” to become so run-down and disappointing. The construction … More Klang residents want the council to improve public amenities such as bus stops, phone booths and taxi stands
TRANSIT has always had a soft spot for Klang town, despite what people may think. Aside from the food (different options for different people) and the culture, Klang Town is the nearest thing we can find in the Klang Valley to an “urban” town with heritage and cultural traditions. Certainly there are areas of Kuala … More TRANSIT’s prediction comes to life. Sadly, Klang is becoming a “pass-through” town
TRANSIT took note of three interesting articles in the past week that have detailed more of the disappointing failures of bus terminals in Malaysia. We also note that the phrase “epic fail” has become commonly used by people throughout the world (well, at least the online, social-networking world) to described major failures that occur. Instead … More Not another ‘terminal’ fail(ure)
TRANSIT took note of this Hotline Story in the Malay Mail which brings back an old issue – Klang Sentral. Klang Sentral tenants want better deal (Malay Mail, 16 May 2011) Low passenger count, single entry/exit system irk bus operators CECILIA VICTOR Monday, May 16th, 2011 11:14:00 OUTSTATION bus operators at the Klang Sentral bus … More Klang Sentral tenants want better deal. So do public transport users!
Updated with a summary of the meeting! Updated with comments on how to rescue Klang from being a dead, ‘drive-through’ town! TRANSIT notes that there will be a meeting of Klang MPs, Klang ADUNs and Klang Municipal Council members regarding Klang public transport: TRANSIT Says: We hope that residents of Klang will attend the session … More Meeting on Klang public transport, 8 pm on 9 April (Update #1)
Updates #44 1. Article: Deputy Transport Minister Lau dies at 68 (The Star) – The Star and other Malaysian media covered the death of Robert Lau Hoi Chew, Sibu MP and Deputy Transport Minister. 2. Post: Penang Hill Railway: Selling the family silver? (Anilnetto.com) – Anil Netto explores reports that the mechanical hardware for the … More Updates #44
TRANSIT took note of the following articles which discuss the frustration over the demolition of the Klang taxi stand. Notice given before demolition, says Mislan (The Star) Jalan Pasar site not suitable say cabbies (The Star) The issues with the Klang taxi stand relate to the issues of public transport in general. Poorly-regulated and poorly-managed … More Klang: Fallout over demolition of Klang taxi stand?
TRANSIT takes note of this article, an update on the mostly forgotten Klang Sentral bus terminal. Poor business takes its toll on traders (Streets – NST) R. Anbu The food station closed down after operating for only seven months as its operator had refused to sign a tenancy agreement with the management of Klang Sentral … More More trouble at Klang Sentral