The year 2011 has been quite tumultuous for public transport and indeed, for many people in many places throughout the world. Specifically to public transport, we in Malaysia have seen a number of major changes.
TRANSIT took note of this “sort-of-an-update” on the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail Project: Study on KL-S’pore high-speed rail (Star Biz) 5 August 2011 By JOHN LOH Findings of pre-feasibility study to be known in a few weeks KUALA LUMPUR: A pre-feasibility study for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) system will be concluded in a … More HSR Update: Pre-feasibility study findings on KL-S’pore high-speed rail to be known in a few weeks
Updates #90 1. Article: Close shave for six schoolgirls (NST, 18 June 2011) – Six secondary school students in Georgetown had a close shave yesterday after the school bus they were in overturned in Jalan Mount Erskine. 2. Article: Country’s first electric motorcycle launched (The Star, 16 June 2011) – Modenas CTric was launched by the … More Updates #90
TRANSIT took note of this very interesting commentary from Associate Professor Sabariah Jemali from the Malaysian Institute for Transport at Universiti Teknologi Mara (Shah Alam). Prof. Sabariah writes of the overwhelming attention given to the MRT project and comments that the attention given may reflect the boiling over of all of the frustrations of public … More What is the ‘rail’ truth anyways?
Update: SPAD CEO Mohd Nor Kamal has responded to the announcement by saying that SPAD has not seen any proposal yet! TRANSIT took note of a very interesting announcement from down south, where the Chief Executive of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority appeared to announce a 500km MRT project for the region. Now before any … More 500km of ‘MRT’ in Iskandar, Johor? Not in our lifetime (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this article today which states that the first contract for the Klang Valley MRT project (for the Independent Check Engineer) has been approved by the Finance Ministry, overruling an earlier rejection by Prasarana. MRT’s first contract runs into controversy (The Malaysian Insider) Thu, Apr 14, 2011 By Jahabar Sadiq Editor KUALA … More MRT Update: First contract running into controversy?
Updates #79 – This is our real post for 1 April 2011! 1. Article: Three-tiered parking complex to be built at Serdang KTM station (The Star, 29 March 2011) 2. Article: RapidKL bus division receives ISO Certification – two articles, from NST & Malay Mail on 30 March 2011. 3. Letter: MRT: Learn and adopt … More Updates #79
Updated with a new image including the 6-carriage KTM Komuter trains! Updated with a new image showing LRT & MRT trains from Malaysia only! TRANSIT has taken note of various comments & reports showcasing the advantages of the MRT over the LRT – as well as recent articles highlighting surveys by the Go-MRT group showing … More MRT Update: A comparison of MRT & LRT train lengths is in order (Update #2)
TRANSIT members learned with interest of the SPAD CEO’s enlightening statements in response to criticism over the appointment of Gamuda-MMC as the project delivery partner (PDP) for the MRT project. Advantages of PDP model for the Klang Valley MRT — Mohd Nur Kamal (Malaysian Insider) March 28, 2011 MARCH 28 — I read with some … More At what cost shall SPAD defend the MRT contractual model? (Update #1)
Imagine, if you will, a conversation that goes something like this: SPAD: The MRT is part of a 20-year public transport master plan. TRANSIT: May we see the plan? SPAD: No you cannot see the plan TRANSIT: Sorry, is that ‘cannot’ or ‘may not’? SPAD: Um…cannot. TRANSIT: Why not? SPAD: The plan will not be … More SPAD: MRT part of 20-year plan. TRANSIT: May we see the plan?