TRANSIT took note of this interesting article which discusses the Open Day that Prasarana is holding to share information about the LRT Extension Programme Open Day which will inform the public about the Ampang & Kelana Jaya LRT extension plans. 300 lucky visitors to get free MyRapid cards at three-day LEP Open Day (The Star) … More 3-day LRT extension programme open day at Sunway Pyramid this weekend
Update: SPAD may issue temporary permits to operators who want to replace the CityLiner bus service! Update: The Selangor government is looking at alternative solutions to the CityLiner bus service shutdown! Update: Read this editorial comment from The Star! Update: Selangor government rejects KTB’s appeal for subsidy, tells them to talk to the Federal Government! … More No bus for you reaches Selangor … again! (Update #4)
Update: The response from bus operators & government is mixed! Yesterday TRANSIT learned of a proposal from Prasarana, the government-owned “National Infrastructure Company” to introduce a cooperative system between bus operators, where bus operators would share information, operate routes together under “code sharing” agreements, and implement “blue ocean strategy” to rationalize their operations. We were … More Prasarana proposes cooperation and “code share” system for Klang Valley bus operators (Update #1)
Update: This article from the NST describes a smooth transition to the new integrated ticketing system! TRANSIT took note of the news that LRT – LRT ticketing integration will begin on 28 November 2011. Of course, the LRT-LRT ticketing integration is not really that big a deal. And unfortunately, customers will not benefit from a … More LRT-LRT ticketing integration begins today, 28 November 2011 (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this article indicating that there may be a plan to expand RapidKL’s women-only bus services next year. Women-only buses cheer: Additional coaches and routes being reviewed for launch next year (Malay Mail) Shahrim Tamrin Friday, June 10th, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR: THE number of RapidKL women-only buses and routes covered in the … More RapidKL’s women-only bus service to expand next year?
TRANSIT took note of two very interesting articles in the Malay Mail detailing initiatives by Prasarana to improve bus service for the OKU community and improve their access to society. TRANSIT believes that these efforts by Prasarana deserve mention, especially because of the dedication of one particular Prasarana team member – a true Malaysian public … More Finally some rapid mobiliti – thanks in part to a public transport hero
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
Update: Prasarana MD Shahril Mokhtar has denied the allegation! from Perkasa! TRANSIT took note of this very surprising (but not wholly unexpected) statement from Perkasa, a Malay-rights organization headed by MP Ibrahim Ali, claiming that MMC-Gamuda was blocking Bumi companies in the MRT project. This is in response to complaints mentioned in the Malaysian media … More MRT Update: Perkasa claims MMC-Gamuda is blocking Bumi companies for MRT project (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?
Update: The Rapid Penang app is now available at this link: http://itunes.apple.com/my/app/rapid-penang-mobile-icis/id430816867?mt=8 TRANSIT noted some very interesting articles from up in Penang that we thought would interest you. First, for the benefit of customers, RapidPenang has launched their iPlanner application for Apple iPhone and iPad products. The item will be available for free download from … More Rapid Penang rides? There’s an app for that! (now available)