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First their hands were tied. Now SPAD’s hands are off?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, indicating that the Land Public Transport Commission no longer had any role in the MRT project since the railway scheme had been approved by the Minister of Transport. Aside from this being total hokum, since SPAD does have a responsibility […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Economic Planning Unit Information Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO) Mass Transit Proposals News & Events SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Infrastructure

MRT Update: Now Nazri wants to step in. TRANSIT: As if the project does not have enough problems already?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting and disappointing bit of news – that Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz, who has a history of involvement with public transport in Malaysia, is now trying to get himself involved in the MRT project. Nazri has suggested an alternative alignment to the controversial […]

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Interesting FMT interview with SPAD chair Syed Hamid Albar (Update #1)

Updated with comments from TRANSIT! TRANSIT has taken note of a series of articles in Free Malaysia Today, detailing an interview with SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar. TRANSIT will reserve our comments until the entire series is posted. In the meantime you can find links to the articles (3 at the time of this posting) […]

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Chartered/Tour Bus Comments on Government Complaints - Bus Services Express Bus (Intercity) Express Bus (Intra-Urban) Feedback Information Kenderaan Transnasional Bhd News & Events Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities

HR Minister urges rethink in transport industry. TRANSIT: Wait until you see his suggestion. (Update #1)

Update: The Minister of Transport has also chimed in with his view that bus operators need to improve their human resources before looking at foreign workers! See the new article at the bottom of this post TRANSIT took note of this interesting article in which the Human Resources Minister S. Subramaniam responds to a request […]

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Comments on Government Complaints - Bus Services Express Bus (Intercity) Express Bus (Intra-Urban) Information JPJ / RTD LPKP / CVLB News & Events Safety, Health and Environment SPAD / LTC Stage Bus Stakeholders' Participation Transit Operators

When is SPAD going to use its teeth?

TRANSIT took note of two articles in which SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar has made it clear that SPAD is not an agency to be trifled with. In the first article, Syed Hamid expresses a clear view that public transport operators who do not re-register before September 30 will no longer have licenses (permits?). In […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Complaints - Taxi Feedback Information Local Councils News & Events Pedestrian Planning Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Taxi Transit Facilities

Taxi: are cabbies going to get ‘political’ on the gov’t as well?

TRANSIT took note of a very interesting article in Free Malaysia Today, announcing that cab drivers were going to organize a protest on Sunday, 31 July over what is described as government apathy over the issues they have raised. We have to wonder if this protest, coming so soon after a protest of KTM Railwaymen’s […]

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Comments on Government Comments on Planning Commuter Train (EMU) Complaints - KTM Economic Planning Unit Feedback KTM Antarabandar KTM Electric Train Service KTM Komuter (Klang Valley) News & Events SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation

KTM Update: Should MACC ‘train’ their eyes onto KTMB?

TRANSIT took note of this article in Free Malaysia Today which argues that, while the first of the new KTM Komuter trains is soon to arrive on our shores (some say it has already arrived, but we have yet to see any photos), the question of the tender for these new trains (and other issues […]

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Announcements Comments on Government Comments on Planning Commuter Train (EMU) Complaints - KTM Information Information Relay KTM Antarabandar KTM Electric Train Service KTM Komuter (Klang Valley) Safety, Health and Environment Socioeconomic Equity SPAD / LTC

KTM Update: Major disruption of services at Kuala Lumpur Station but not a tweet from KTMB (Update #1)

Update: KTM services through Kuala Lumpur station were restored as of 2pm Sunday, 17 July 2011 – but when will our faith in KTMB be restored? TRANSIT took note of this announcement from Bernama about a serious disruption of KTM services because of a crane collapse at the Kuala Lumpur rail station. Thank goodness no […]

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Chartered/Tour Bus Comments on Government Comments on Planning Complaints - Bus Services Complaints - Other Express Bus (Intercity) Feedback Information JPJ / RTD Kenderaan Transnasional Bhd LPKP / CVLB News & Events Safety, Health and Environment SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation

MIROS DG: Safety belts by 2015; SPAD COO: It’s not soon enough;

TRANSIT took note of some very interesting comments in The Malay Mail about the new proposals for the installation of seat belts in express buses by 2015. We also note that SPAD COO Azhar Ahmad states that 2015 is too long and the installation ought to start as early as 2015. Now, TRANSIT wants to […]

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Bicycle Comments on Government Comments on Planning Community Shuttle Bus Economic Planning Unit Feedback Information Local Councils Planning SPAD / LTC Stakeholders' Participation Transit Facilities Transit-Oriented Development

More community buses for Selangor? When and how?

TRANSIT took note of this article which focuses on the discussion of the upcoming Selangor state budget and related public consultations. In one of the discussions, a proposal was made to expand on community shuttle bus services using the model from Petaling Jaya. Although the article suggests that the Housing & Local Government Minister Ronnie […]