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 … More ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!
TRANSIT took note of this article, detailing a statement from PJ Utara MP Tony Pua saying that the National Land Code has already been amended to accommodate underground railways. Therefore (according to Pua) the controversial land acquisition exercise in KL’s “Chinatown” is not even necessary. Chinatown land buy: ‘Prasarana abusing law’ (Free Malaysia Today) August … More MRT Update: PJ Utara MP Tony Pua says National Land Code was already amended in 1990 to accommodate underground railways!
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 … More LRT Update: Prasarana responds to complaint about Ampang LRT extension station 05
TRANSIT took note of some recent articles on the LRT extension projects which state that the local governments have more or less agreed to the Kelana Jaya and Ampang LRT extensions. However, TRANSIT notes that some of the issues regarding the LRT extension routes continue to crop up – either they were not properly resolved, … More LRT Update: Kelana Jaya LRT extension ’80 per cent approved’ – nearly 2 years later
Update: Apparently there are now more than 200 logos entered into the MRT Logo Design contest! With the launching of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project now 4 days away, TRANSIT took note of the following information: A logo contest has been announced for the design of the MRT logo. More information, including designs … More MRT Update: MRT Logo design contest from 3 July – 3 August 2011 (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this article indicating that the location for the TTDI MRT station has been shifted in response to feedback from residents. The new location will be closer to the Caltex petrol station on Jalan Damansara – still well within TTDI, but further away from residential areas. Proposed TTDI MRT station shifted (NST) … More MRT Update: Proposed TTDI MRT station location shifted
Udpate: Updated with a map showing the area to be adjusted! Syraikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana), the custodian for (some of) the public transport system in the Klang Valley and Penang, has issued the following press release about the 3 months public display for the proposed amendment to the routing for the Ampang LRT line … More Prasarana seeks feedback on revised Ampang LRT extension railway scheme (Public Display from 27 May 2011 – 27 August 2011) -Update #1
The folks at dotdotdot.my, a new take on the blog concept in Malaysia, began by taking a look at the MRT project, the largest infrastructure project in Malaysia. And TRANSIT, along with SPAD CEO Mohd. Nur Kamal as well as members of the public were interviewed for the podcast, which can be downloaded here. Episode … More “You talking to me?” About the MRT?
IMPORTANT NOTE from TRANSIT: With the completion of the Public Display for MRT Line 1 (Sg. Buloh to Klang), TRANSIT has revised our post on the Public Display for MRT line 1 (Sg.Buloh – Kajang) to focus on the alignment, planning & construction for MRT Line 1 only. All information & articles related to the … More MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley MRT
Important Notes: Look for an update of this post in the next few days with our submission to SPAD and the Minister of Transport; If you are using the online form at kvmrt.com.my, may we suggest that you post your feedback below in our comments section; If you are emailing your submission, send it directly … More MRT Update: Did you submit your feedback on MRT Line 1?