TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star Metro which reminded us how much more needs to be done to improve public transport organization and management in the Klang Valley. Haphazard halts (The Star Metro, 29 April 2014) MORE often than not, public buses in the Klang Valley can be seen stopping to pick … More Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.
TRANSIT took note of an interesting commentary in The Edge business daily about safety risks associated with the proposed pedestrian tunnel connecting the “KL Sentral” MRT Station at Museum Negara with the KL Sentral complex across Jalan Damansara.
Update: Read an interesting letter from Esa Adam! Update: The monorail service has been suspended again! Update: No sooner had the service received the green light to resume operations (not in the rain though) the service has stalled again – when it was operated after a sudden rain shower! TRANSIT took note of the recent … More Malacca Monorail to run again – but only on days without rain (Update #3)
Updates #98 1. Article: Firm denies using taxi coupons to make ‘easy money’ (NST, 10 August 2011) – Mohd Nasir Mohd Rashid, Exec. Chairman of MESRA Indah Jaya Sdn. Bhd. which operates the taxi coupon system in Johor Baru, has denied allegations that it is making an “RM2 profit from the sale of coupons as … More Updates #98
TRANSIT notes that the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) will be holding a forum on the use of electric bicycles on Malaysian roads to discuss the views from various parties, vehicle safety aspects, law enforcement, green energy, infrastructure and others. The forum will be on 26 April 2011. The public is invited to … More MIROS to hold forum & feedback session on electric bicycle usage in Malaysia
Updates #71 1. Article: Lucky escape for 40 passengers (The Star) – Forty passengers of an express bus had a close shave after the bus they were in had the front tire burst, skidded, crashed through the road divider and came to a stop in the opposite lane at the 245th kilometre of the North-South … More Updates #71
Updates #66 1. Article: Thumbs-up for Sg Buloh hub (Malay Mail) – A government source revealed the location of the north-bound Integrated Transport Terminal (ITT) in Sungai Buloh, linking the proposed express bus terminal not unsimilar to TBS with the proposed Sg Buloh – Kajang MRT line.
The Road Transport Act Amendment Bill 2010, which would have seen 51 amendments to the current Road Transport Act, has been withdrawn from Parliament. It will be re-tabled in the June 2010 sitting, which will also discuss proposals for the 10th Malaysia Plan. Three proposals that received objection from the Barisan Nasional Backbencher’s club (possibly … More Parliament: Road Transport Act amendments withdrawn
Updates #36 1) Article: Ong: Rail service to remote areas to be upgraded (The Star) – Minister of Transport Ong Tee Keat comments on plans to upgrade rural rail services especially the double tracking & electrification of rail on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. 2) Article: 43 families hit by rail project to receive … More Updates #36
Express Bus Crash again Most newspapers announced the latest tragic crash of a Kuala Lumpur bound express bus at km 443 of the North-South Expressway near Rawang today. 6 people died and many more were injured. See articles from: The Star – 6 die, 5 injured in express bus crash (Update) The NST – Six … More 13 April 2009 Express Bus Crash at Rawang