TRANSIT took note of interesting information about the opening of Kuching Sentral, a bus terminal located at 6th mile, Jalan Penrissen, a short distance from Kuching Airport and the old Sarawak Government Railway Corridor. The terminal was supposed to open in December 2010 but the projected open date is now March 2012. Kuching Sentral a … More Kuching Sentral to open in March, 2012
For some time, TRANSIT has been following proposals for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Kuching. The early proposal for a BRT system was called the Kuching City Area Transit (CAT, of course) and would have had a number of lines running through the Kuching town area as well as to the north side … More BRT in Kuching developing a name & face?
TRANSIT took note of this article from the Borneo Post, in which Sarawak’s Infrastructure Development & Communications Minister comments unfavourably about the proposed Miri-Bintulu railway corridor, which is part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE). The feasibility of the railway link is being examined as part of the organized development which is to … More No SCORE: Sarawak Minister suggests that the proposed Miri-Bintulu rail corridor may become a white elephant
TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of articles detailing Amar Abang Johari Openg’s continued push to get a Bus Rapid Transit system built in Kuching. Abang Jo, Satok Assemblyman and Minister of Housing and Urban Development … and possible successor to the Chief Minister of Sarawak, has been calling for the Federal Government to … More Abang Jo is not happy with public transport & development planning. TRANSIT: Well, neither are we.
Updates #63 1. Article: NGOs: Expect more deadly bus accidents (Malay Mail) – NGOs called for long term solutions, not knee-jerk reactions to tackle bus accidents. This was in response to the CVLB’s suspension of licenses owned by the companies involved in the recent Genting Sampah (Syarikat Taipan Suria MM2H Sdn. Bhd.) and Sg. Ampat … More Updates #63
Updates #46 1. Letter: Cabbies, please pity disabled passengers (The Star) – Chai from Gombak writes a letter to taxi drivers asking them to show a little kindness & pity. 2. Article: Work at home saves RM500 (The Star) – early results of the Civil Service’s work at home programme shows financial and time savings … More Updates #46
TRANSIT takes note of this article commenting on plans to decentralize public transport in Kuching with a number of transport hubs. Kuching to get RM200 million transport hubs (NST) 2010/04/14 By Desmond Davidson KUCHING: The transport network here will be decentralised through a series of “suburb hubs” to be built in key residential areas. Housing … More Kuching to get RM200 million transport hubs
TRANSIT took note of this article, which mentions that the Sarawak government is looking at expanding the boundaries of cities by creating more suburban areas to accommodate population growth. TRANSIT hopes that Housing and Urban Development Minister Amang Abang Johari Tun Openg (Abang Jo) will take heed that suburban developments should be well planned, relatively … More More suburbs in Sarawak?
Updated with even more reasons to sue! The members of TRANSIT were shocked & disappointed when we noted this article about the launching of a “Rapid Kuching” intercity bus service in Sarawak yesterday. While we are happy to see any improvements in public transport, and we are pleased that the Sarawak government is getting involved … More Rapid Kuching launched – Should Prasarana-Rapid & Transport for London sue? Update #2)
Updates #43 1. Article: Push for a bike friendly city goes on (The Star) – Information about a plan to make Penang more bicycle friendly. For more information you may also want to see http://www.pbb.com.my. 2. Article: Call to install partitions in taxis (Malay Mail) – Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department T. Murugiah … More Updates #43