Briton charged RM450 for 10km trip, sparking furore over cheating cabbies (Update #1)

Update: The Minister of Tourism wants to make taxi drivers into tourism ambassadors with “basic communication skills”. TRANSIT could not let this article pass by without posting it and commenting. The Minister of Tourism wants to make taxi drivers into tourism ambassadors with “basic communication skills”Unfortunately, we are terribly busy with yesterday’s planned post on … More Briton charged RM450 for 10km trip, sparking furore over cheating cabbies (Update #1)

Bus system improvements to include a little bit of London and a little bit of Kelantan?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting interview in the NST with SPAD CEO Mohd Nur Kamal, discussing the bus transformation plan and proposals for implementation of improved bus services. It is interesting to note that SPAD is learning from London and will be applying their knowledge in Kelantan. Bus system to go London style? … More Bus system improvements to include a little bit of London and a little bit of Kelantan?

How do we resolve parking and congestion problems in the city centre? By building better alternatives to driving (Update #1)

Update: Check out Donald Shoup’s report, The High Cost of Free Parking (University of California Transportation Centre) Update: Check out the worst cities in the world for parking according to the IBM Commuter Pain Index Our original post: For 5 years and in fact, many more, the members of TRANSIT have been talking about improving … More How do we resolve parking and congestion problems in the city centre? By building better alternatives to driving (Update #1)

30% of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders, says survey

TRANSIT members were shocked and disappointed to read the news in The Star today, which shared the results of a survey by the Sleep Disorder Society of Malaysia and the JKJR which showed that a significant number of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders. 30% of M’sian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders (The … More 30% of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders, says survey

Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disturbing article about the introduction of a night market at the site of the old North Klang bus terminal, which was closed in late 2007 when Klang Sentral was opened. The irony, of course, is that the bus area remains closed to buses – despite the fact that … More Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?

Bus-Rapid Transit plan and water taxis for Petaling Jaya?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting piece of information from the Selangor Times – a plan for “Rapid Transit Bus” routes, minibus services and limited-stop bus routes in Petaling Jaya. Click here for a larger version of the image above. The February 3, 2012 issue of Selangor Times can be seen here in the scribd … More Bus-Rapid Transit plan and water taxis for Petaling Jaya?

3-day LRT extension programme open day at Sunway Pyramid this weekend

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article which discusses the Open Day that Prasarana is holding to share information about the LRT Extension Programme Open Day which will inform the public about the Ampang & Kelana Jaya LRT extension plans. 300 lucky visitors to get free MyRapid cards at three-day LEP Open Day (The Star) … More 3-day LRT extension programme open day at Sunway Pyramid this weekend

Prasarana, UTHM collaborate to nurture rail industry professionals – but what about public transport industry professionals?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article about collaboration between Prasarana and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) to develop more rail industry professionals. Prasarana, UTHM collaborate to nurture rail industry professionals (The Borneo Post) 31 January 2012 KUALA LUMPUR: Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) yesterday signed a … More Prasarana, UTHM collaborate to nurture rail industry professionals – but what about public transport industry professionals?

Brickfields bus & taxi lane shut down after two months because of Government flip-flopping or just bad planning? (Update #2)

Updated with additional articles! TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disappointing news about the Brickfields – Jalan Tun Sambanthan bus lane, shut down by the government beginning February 6th, after only 2 months in operation. The big question from TRANSIT is WHY? What are the reasons why the government chose to back down on … More Brickfields bus & taxi lane shut down after two months because of Government flip-flopping or just bad planning? (Update #2)

MRT Update: Another Star Biz feature on the Klang Valley MRT

TRANSIT took note of this detailed feature on the Klang Valley MRT, from Star Biz, on 4 February 2012 You can click on the links below, or view the scanned articles here and here. More than 90 projects worth billions to be farmed out by April (Star Biz, 4 February 2012); MRT Co speeding up … More MRT Update: Another Star Biz feature on the Klang Valley MRT