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Crowdsourcing for Budget 2014

The Malaysian Government is crowdsourcing ideas for the 2014 budget at http://www.1malaysia.com.my/bajet2014. Here is our feedback: In  order to support the use of public transport,  there should be a reward for those who are everyday users of public transport because they are not clogging the roads & polluting the air. Transit Malaysia proposes that the […]

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Has KL reached ‘peak car’ yet? Will we be ready when it happens?

The term “Peak oil” refers to the impact of three very significant economic laws, namely: The Law of Increasing Returns to Scale tells us that a company or organization that increases the scale of its operations & activities will reduce average costs and increase revenues and profits; The Law of Increasing Relative Costs tells us […]

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MRT Update: Planning & Building the Klang Valley 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 […]

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Bus Rapid Transit for Shah Alam?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting news in which Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan (the newly sworn-in mayor of Shah Alam) has announced that he wants to develop a bus-rapid transit system for the city, which will also provide links to Klang and Subang Jaya. The mayor has also expressed interest in developing a centralized […]

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Traffic mayhem continues in Brickfields

TRANSIT took note of this article which describes a complaint about continued traffic mayhem in Brickfields, despite the change to 1-way operation on Jalan Tun Sambanthan as well as increased amounts of parking space. Check out the double parking – now on both sides of Jalan Tun Sambanthan! Brickfields traffic mayhem (Malay Mail) Police pledge […]

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What is ahead for Malaysian stage bus operators in 2011? (Updated with Poll!)

Updated with another totally unscientific poll! See the bottom of this post! For many years, TRANSIT has been concerned about the state of the bus industry in Malaysia as well as the impact on public transport services throughout the country. On 11 February, the Pan Malaysian Bus Operators’ Association (PMBOA) submitted a memorandum to the […]

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What do we know about the “new” proposed New MRT line

Some time ago, in August 2009, TRANSIT posted about the Kota Damansara-Cheras LRT/MRT line, which had then been announced by Prasarana. Our posting “New MRT Line” aimed to summarize the information that we had at the time about the proposal for a rail line linking Kota Damansara to Cheras. You can see a summary (with […]

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Learning the lessons of Curitiba

TRANSIT has noted that the Land Public Transport Commission is going to use best practices of successful railway systems in other countries in the development of the MRT line. TRANSIT hopes that the Land Public Transport Commission will see beyond the MRT line and look at Best Practices for all types of public transport. For […]

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Is the DTS CyberJaya bus service a fair allocation of public transport resources?

Some time ago, TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star Metro that describes the Dedicated Transport Service (DTS) provided by RapidKL for companies in CyberJaya.  We are interested in the technology, the service, and the arrangement between RapidKL and the CyberJaya Corporation. And above all, we are happy to see more people using […]

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Public transport can repair urban sprawl, ‘deviant’ and ‘loopy’ bus routes

Human Transit blogger Jarrett Walker has a very interesting post on “transit’s role in sprawl repair” in which he discusses the way that suburban arterial roads could be redesigned to “humanize” streets and make them more public transport and pedestrian friendly in order to manage growth and curb the more negative effects of urban sprawl. […]