Updates #98 1. Article: Firm denies using taxi coupons to make ‘easy money’ (NST, 10 August 2011) – Mohd Nasir Mohd Rashid, Exec. Chairman of MESRA Indah Jaya Sdn. Bhd. which operates the taxi coupon system in Johor Baru, has denied allegations that it is making an “RM2 profit from the sale of coupons as … More Updates #98
TRANSIT took note of the fact that the Klang Valley MRT (now referred to as MyRapidTransit) was launched by the Prime Minister at KL Convention Centre on 8 July 2011. The launching, which took place in the morning and included a ground-breaking ceremony at the Rubber Research Institute and Jalan Cochrane sites, as well as the … More MRT Update: MyRapidTransit launching & public viewing on 8 July 2011 at KL Convention Centre (Update#1)
Update: Apparently there are now more than 200 logos entered into the MRT Logo Design contest! With the launching of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project now 4 days away, TRANSIT took note of the following information: A logo contest has been announced for the design of the MRT logo. More information, including designs … More MRT Update: MRT Logo design contest from 3 July – 3 August 2011 (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this article indicating that the location for the TTDI MRT station has been shifted in response to feedback from residents. The new location will be closer to the Caltex petrol station on Jalan Damansara – still well within TTDI, but further away from residential areas. Proposed TTDI MRT station shifted (NST) … More MRT Update: Proposed TTDI MRT station location shifted
The folks at dotdotdot.my, a new take on the blog concept in Malaysia, began by taking a look at the MRT project, the largest infrastructure project in Malaysia. And TRANSIT, along with SPAD CEO Mohd. Nur Kamal as well as members of the public were interviewed for the podcast, which can be downloaded here. Episode … More “You talking to me?” About the MRT?
IMPORTANT NOTE from TRANSIT: With the completion of the Public Display for MRT Line 1 (Sg. Buloh to Klang), TRANSIT has revised our post on the Public Display for MRT line 1 (Sg.Buloh – Kajang) to focus on the alignment, planning & construction for MRT Line 1 only. All information & articles related to the … More MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley MRT
TRANSIT took note of an announcement from Prasarana that they had eased some of the conditions for pre-qualification for tenders for the MRT project – after being accused of deliberately sidelining Bumiputera contractors. Prasarana at the time defended themselves, saying that the stringent conditions were meant to ensure that only “genuine, qualified and competent contractors” … More MRT Update: Prasarana eases conditions for pre-qualification for MRT tender, promises stringent selection process
Important Notes: Look for an update of this post in the next few days with our submission to SPAD and the Minister of Transport; If you are using the online form at kvmrt.com.my, may we suggest that you post your feedback below in our comments section; If you are emailing your submission, send it directly … More MRT Update: Did you submit your feedback on MRT Line 1?
TRANSIT is interested in the discussion over pricey homes and Putrajaya’s and Selangor’s proposed ‘affordable housing’ schemes on the Malaysian Insider. Note that HDB flats in Singapore are built according to Transit-Oriented Development principles where high-rise residents have equal and equitable access to the nearest bus stop if not the MRT stop. Average house price … More Housing Woes: Transit-Land Use Integration Is The Key
TRANSIT took note of this article detailing a proposal from the Federal Territory Gerakan to build an MRT “sub-line” to Kepong. Apparently the line (as proposed) would start in Bukit Bintang and follow a more northern route through KL and Jinjang before finishing in Kepong. Build MRT sub-line to Kepong, SPAD urged (The Star) Saturday … More MRT Update: group wants MRT Sub-line to Kepong