Update: Azmi Sharom wants you to buzz your rep on the bus issue!
TRANSIT has taken note of the following letters in the newspapers regarding the public transport crisis – suggesting that the crisis could be resolved with the introduction of van services and owner-operated minibuses.
While TRANSIT appreciates the suggestions, and appreciate that vans and minibuses still have a role in our public transport mix, we do not believe that vans and minibuses by themselves are an effective solution for our public transport problems. Unregulated vans & minibuses cannot replace stage buses, have created problems in the past (and will likely create more problems in the future), and do not resolve the fundamental problems in the industry – a lack of organization & leadership.
- Vans a viable option (V. Thomas, Sg. Buloh);
- Consider option of driver-owned mini buses (Walprem, Shah Alam);
The articles (in full) and comments from TRANSIT can be found after the jump…