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Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.

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 […]

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First 2 of 4 car monorail train sets to begin service in August 2014

TRANSIT took note of the announcement from Prasarana that 4 car service on the KL Monorail is expected to begin in August of 2014. All 12 trains are expected to be in service by September 2015. Video KL Monorail’s new four-car train to start operation in August (The Star, 9 April 2014) This comes after […]

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Proposed feeder bus routes for the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT extensions. Comments welcomed!

TRANSIT took note of the following proposed feeder bus routes for the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT extensions. All pictures are courtesy of @TWK90. Proposed bus routes of RapidKL from stations on the LRT extension Taken from LRT Extension open day in Sunway Pyramid Ampang line extension Kelana Jaya line extension http://i.imgur.com/nhuar.jpg TRANSIT Says We […]

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Move forwards, not backwards to solve our public transport crisis (Update #1)

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 […]

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Prasarana proposes cooperation and “code share” system for Klang Valley bus operators (Update #1)

Update: The response from bus operators & government is mixed! Yesterday TRANSIT learned of a proposal from Prasarana, the government-owned “National Infrastructure Company” to introduce a cooperative system between bus operators, where bus operators would share information, operate routes together under “code sharing” agreements, and implement “blue ocean strategy” to rationalize their operations. We were […]

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No bus for you, Sebarang Prai (as of 21 November). Watch out, Kedah & Perak. You might be next! (Update #2)

Update: TRANSIT has learned that the Penang Government will provide subsidy to CityLiner! Update: TRANSIT has learned that CityLiner bus services will operate until the end of November, and that CityLiner is in talks with the Penang Government to resolve the issues facing their operations in the state! TRANSIT has learned that Konsortium Transnasional Berhad […]

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We can’t make this stuff up: Melaka Monorail traps passengers (Update #2)

Update: We are certainly confused about the different information from the NST and The Star! Update: SPAD has investigated the service disruption and ordered a 48-hour closure of the Melaka Monorail! TRANSIT took note of this article in The Star which displays an amazing coincidence combined with a not quite unexpected event. The Melaka Monorail […]

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KTM Update: Another restructuring for KTMB promises to accomplish what earlier restructuring(s) did not

TRANSIT took note of this article which describes plans for another corporate restructuring at KTMB. It is sad that the Malayan Railway has still not managed to figure out whether it is supposed to be a government agency, corporate entity, or something in between. TRANSIT remembers earlier corporate restructurings that have happened for KTMB. Well, […]

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When will we see public transport as a public utility?

We at TRANSIT spent the weekend thinking about public transport and the public perception of public transport. We wondered why Malaysians are still stuck in the mindset that public transport is a service for the poor, which, ironically, must be provided by private companies (which does not really work), with competition to keep prices low […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Commuter Train (EMU) Feedback First Review Information KTM Komuter (Klang Valley) News & Events Transit Facilities Transit Infrastructure Universal Design

New KTM Komuter trains arrive in Port Klang (Update #2)

photos of the 6 Car Set trains on KTMB’s Facebook here http://on.fb.me/nZj99G ! Updated with an article from Railway Gazette! TRANSIT took note of this article, announcing that the first of the new 6-carriage Komuter trains has arrived in Malaysia. Click here for a larger view of the image above. This train is the first […]