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4th ITT proposed – to be located in Subang Jaya

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article outlining a proposed 4th Integrated Transport Terminal to be built at the interchange of KTM Komuter and RapidKL LRT services at Subang Jaya.

The proposed 4th ITT will have space for stage buses and taxi bays, but there is no information about space for Intercity and Express buses.

You may recall TRANSIT’s own recent proposal to build a fully integrated transport terminal at Shah Alam’s stadium area. The proposed Subang Jaya ITT would be part of the Sime Darby Subang Jaya City Centre development.

Easier access to LRT and KTM stations with new terminal (Malay Mail, 3 May 2011)
Shahrim Tamrin

BOOST: Artist's impression of the proposed Subang Jaya Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) which will form part of the new Subang Jaya City Centre. Image courtesy of Malay Mail

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SUBANG JAYA: Residents of Subang Jaya, USJ Subang and Sunway can expect improvement in public transport with the building of an Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT ) in Subang Jaya to support the LRT Kelana Jaya line extension project.

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TBS Update: Only 9 operators at TBS-BTS

TRANSIT took note of this article, updating the shift of bus operators to Termina Bersepadu Selatan.

At this point, it appears that the CVLB has relented on its demand that all bus operators move to the terminal by 15 January. Bus operators serving the KL-Malacca corridor must be in by the 16th, but the others have until 31 January.

Ashfar Ali of the Pan-Malaysian Bus Operators Association has stated that the larger companies will not move immediately and will hold off on shifting until issues with docking charges and ticketing system surcharges are resolved.

Read the article and TRANSIT’s comments after the jump:

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MRT Update: The only thing that is constant is change

TRANSIT has been reviewing articles that have appeared for the past month regarding changes to the original MMC-Gamuda proposal for MRT lines.

Apparently, the government has adapted some components of the MMC-Gamuda proposal as part of the 6 month study undertaken by MinConsult.

The government will go ahead with the Sg. Buloh-Kajang MRT line because it is the furthest ahead in terms of planning. Similar proposals along this corridor that were made in the past include LRT/MRT from Sg. Buloh to Kajang (Prasarana, 2009), Kota Damansara to Cheras (various Malaysian Government proposals from 2006-2008), and separate lines from KL to Damansara and KL to Cheras (KL Structure Plan).

This corridor is also seen as the most vital new public transport corridor in the Klang Valley because it serves areas that are high density, currently using public transport but have no room to expand the bus system, and tagged for increased growth over time.

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Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal to open – once gov’t gets its act together! (Update #1)

Update: We now know the ‘face saving solution’ that the government has chosen – the terminal will open on 1 January with no retail lots and almost no bus services. Perfect!!!!

The members of TRANSIT are stunned and confused to read of the “disagreement” between the DBKL and Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board on one side, and the Federal Territories & Urban Wellbeing Ministry on the other, over the opening date for the Southern Integrated Terminal (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) at Bandar Tasik Selatan.

All that is left is for SPAD to take up the issue as well – and of course they should enter on the side of the Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry to even things out.

Basically, the issue is this: DBKL and the Commercial Vehicles Licensing Board have indicated that the terminal will be ready for operations on New Year’s Day, 1 January 2011 and have taken steps to ensure that it is ready.

However, the Federal Territories & Urban Wellbeing Ministry wants the opening delayed to 2 February 2011 (right after Federal Territories Day) in order to ensure that there is enough time for the Puduraya terminal to reopen.

TRANSIT Says: Are you shaking your head yet? You will be if you continue reading – more info after the jump.