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 […]
TRANSIT took note of this announcement regarding the closure of the internal bus lanes at Hentian Putra, the bus terminal near the Putra World Trade Centre, Hentian Putra KTM Komuter halt, and PWTC LRT station. The repairs are expected to be completed by 31 October. Putra terminal bus lanes closed (The Star) Sunday September 11, […]
No bus for you, Jalan Permai in Seremban! Ok lah, 1 bus for you.
TRANSIT took note of this article informing about the limited resumption of bus service passing along Jalan Permai in Seremban. The Seremban Town Service had recently stopped serving the route. The complaints of the residents were highlighted in a recent article in the Star Metro as well as a post by TRANSIT. The resumption of […]
If you didn’t already know about the LRT Extension contracts (which have had their own associated controversy), TRANSIT has taken note of recent announcements that contracts have been awarded. Sunway gets RM569m Kelana Jaya LRT deal (Business Times, 17 August 2011) MRCB gets RM1.33b job for Ampang LRT extension (The Edge, 16 August 2011)
MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)
TRANSIT has taken note of another burgeoning controversy, highting complaints & protests over land acquisition along Jalan Sultan in “Chinatown”, KL, as part of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project. We have redesigned our post on this topic to present the most recent articles we have seen so far on this issue. The original […]
TRANSIT took note of this letter from Prasarana project manager Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff, Prasarana Group Director of Project Development, regarding recent complaints about the location of Station 05 on the Ampang LRT extension project. Prasarana: LRT extension technically viable (The Star, 6 August 2011) WITH reference to the “Bandar Kinrara 3 residents say no to […]
KTM Update: Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project to be tendered out by year-end, says Transport Minister
TRANSIT took note of this article in the Borneo Post which says that the Gemas-Johor Baharu electrified double tracking project is to be tendered out by year-end, according to the Transport Minister. For those who do not know, the Gemas-JB electrification & double tracking project is the last stretch in the electrification & double tracking […]
Melaka tram project to “go legit”?
Some of our readers may have heard of the phrase “to go legit’” (legitimate). One might think that the phrase “to go legit” refers to when criminal concerns (you know, mafia, gangsters, politicians) attempt to exit their life of “crime” and find legitimate ways to earn money. In some cases, to “go legit” actually refers […]
TRANSIT absolutely had to publish this post. It just took us a while to stop laughing first. The Seattle Times did a feature on well-known & respected public transport planner Ted Day, describing how his interest in public transport grew when he was a child and led him to his ideal career with King County […]
Updates #95 1. Letter(s): Make them pay for it / Bus lanes not fully utilised (Malay Mail, 21 July 2011) – two letters complaining about bus lanes and buses & taxis that drop off passengers in live lanes. 2. Video: KVMRT / MyRapidTransit has posted a series of videos on YouTube showing impressions of new […]