Updates #73 1. Article: Integrated public transportation within a year: DPM (NST) – Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin took his trip on the Klang Valley public transport system and claimed that the public transport system can be integrated within a year.
TRANSIT took note of this creatively headlined article in the Star referring to the approval of the “Bridge Express Shuttle Transit” or “BEST” service which will begin operations on 1 March 2011
TRANSIT took note of the Auditor General’s Report, 2009 which made special mention of the problems at KTMB as well as the Dedicated Transport Service in Cyberjaya on pages 57-58 (55-56 of the .pdf).
TRANSIT notes that the Minister of Transport has expressed his support for an investigation into the purchase of 38 units of Electric-Multiple Unit (EMU) trainsets for KTMB by the Finance Ministry. This deal, made through direct negotiation with the Zuzhou electric rail company, became controversial after PAS MP Dr. Dzulkefly Ahmad protested about the increased … More Investigation into controversial KTMB train purchase is welcomed by Minister of Transport
TRANSIT has found out that the Electric Train Service (ETS) between Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh is likely to start operations on 12 August 2010. This will be exactly 15 years and 9 days since the first electric train service in Malaysia, the KTM Komuter, started operations (on 3 August 1995). Ticketing: The main ticketing offices … More KTM Update: ETS to start 12 August?
TRANSIT noted the following announcements in relation to KTM’s celebration of the 125th anniversary of rail in what is now Malaysia. KTM Offers 125 Free Tickets Daily To Mark 125th Anniversary (Bernama) KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will from Tuesday offer 125 free train tickets daily for one week to … More KTM Offers 125 Free Tickets Daily To Mark 125th Anniversary-plus other deals!
Updated with additional Q & A! See comments section below! Updated with additional information! TRANSIT notes that public transport operator RapidKL has launched the Rapidpass “Flexi” on 1 June 2010. Rapidpass Flexi allows unlimited travel on all RapidKL buses, LRT services, and the KL Monorail over a flexible period of time, determined by the user. … More RapidKL launches Rapidpass “Flexi” on 1 June 2010 (Update#2)
TRANSIT took note of two interesting articles with information about the Kuala Lumpur railway station. ‘New’ KL railway station will merge history with modern technology (Malay Mail) Azreen Hani 12 May 2010 KUALA LUMPUR: The KL railway station at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin will be given a new lease of life soon. Come July, the historic … More KTM Updates: KTM service overhaul, ‘New’ KL railway station and KTMB headquarters
TRANSIT took note of this article in the Malay Mail, sourced from National newswire Bernama. Bukit Jalil temporary bus terminal meets consumer demand (Malay Mail & BERNAMA) KUALA LUMPUR: The temporary bus terminal in Bukit Jalil, which started operating at the National Sports Complex car park, here, three weeks ago has managed to cater to … More Does Bukit Jalil temporary terminal meet your demands?
TRANSIT took note of this article, describing the new Bas Iskandar Malaysia service on 16 routes, introduced in the Iskandar Development Region of Johor. Unlike many other parts of Malaysia where cities and suburbs grow faster than the transport networks that will support and sustain them, the Iskandar Development Region is being planned differently. In … More Bus Iskandar Malaysia shows us how public transport should work!