Updates #85 1. Video: Wong Tian Yeong posted this 33 second video of what appears to be a leaking ceiling at Puduraya bus terminal – https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1894585558875 – on 9 May 2011. According to this article in the Star, the “leak” was actually a sprinkler head that somehow started gushing water during a test. 2. Letter: […]
Tag: project management & delivery
TRANSIT took note of this article a few days ago, which states that the proposal for the commuter train for the Iskandar Development Region (south Johor) has not been finalized – and the winning contractor not selected yet. This comes after recent articles in which the Johor MB was said to have given approval to […]
TRANSIT took note of this article about the Penang Hill Railway, which restarted operations yesterday. 2,000 take upgraded Penang Hill train (The Star) Tuesday April 26, 2011 By JOSEPHINE JALLEH GEORGE TOWN: A honeymooning couple from Saudi Arabia was among some 2,000 tourists and locals who boarded the Penang Hill funicular train, which resumed operations […]
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 […]
TRANSIT took note of this story in the Star announcing the re-start date of the upgraded Penang Hill Railway. Fares (based on a return ticket) are now: RM30 (Non-Malaysian adult) RM15 (Non-Malaysian child) RM8 (Malaysian adult) RM4 (Malaysian child) RM4 (Malaysian Senior Citizen “Warga Emas” & Students) Malaysians with OKU card can use the train […]
While TRANSIT has been pleased by the return of Puduraya to activity, we continue to be disappointed by the noise coming out of Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan – the bus terminal which only opened to the public at the beginning of the last month. Here is a short summary of what has […]
Update: David Goh explains in this letter why he was not happy with some aspects of the reopened Puduraya! Update: This article in The Star describes some of the issues at the reopened Puduraya – of course most passengers are very happy with the new facilities – it is the communication issues that need to […]
MRT Update: First contract running into controversy?
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 […]
TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star which describes a walkabout by Minister of Transport Kong Cho Ha, inspecting the LRT-Monorail “integration” projects which started last year as part of the Urban Public Transport NKRA (although technically the projects were planned by Prasarana before the Government Transformation Programme was introduced). Kong is the […]
Updates #80 1. Hotline Story: End of the road (Malay Mail, 1 April 2011) – S. Selvananathan will have to continue to live with the bus stop next to his house.