TRANSIT took note of the following news regarding the opening of KLIA 2 and public transport services to the new airport terminal : ERL service to KLIA 2 opens on May 2 (The Star, 22nd April 2014) By Patrick Lee The Express Rail Link from KL Sentral to KLIA2 will commence operations when the airport … More KLIA 2 opens May 2nd. ERL offering 1000 trial rides.
Update #1: Updated with more letters & articles TRANSIT took note of the following interesting news – the Malacca state government is stepping forward with plans to compensate 10 existing public transport operators in the state with RM7.7 million, with a plan to for state-owned operator Panorama to take over the operations from the private … More Malacca government steps forward on public transport with RM7.7mil compensation and takeover plan. Will they learn from RapidKL? (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this comment on the MRT project which was featured in The Edge Financial Daily. Rafizi Ramli, the Chief Executive of the Selangor Economic Advisory Office, writes a very interesting series of comments and raises many questions about the MRT project which are similar to questions and concerns that TRANSIT has. His … More MRT Update: Will old habits die hard?
Update: CVLB Chairperson Halimah Sadique has made it clear that she wants all operators to move to TBSBTS by 15 January 2011! Update: On the 3rd day of operations, the terminal is still relatively empty! Update: TRANSIT has added some new articles & commentary! Below are the comments from TRANSIT on the recent issues at … More TRANSIT comments on the “low-tech” issues at the new “high-tech” bus terminal (Update #3)
TRANSIT notes that the Secretary-General of the Transport Workers’ Union, Zainal Rampak, has gone on record saying that fake parts are one of the causes of the increased number of bus crashes. Zainal Rampak: Fake parts main cause of crashes (The Star) 29 December 2010 PETALING JAYA: The use of imitation spare parts is among … More Fake parts the”main” cause behind bus accidents?
Some time ago, in August 2009, TRANSIT posted about the Kota Damansara-Cheras LRT/MRT line, which had then been announced by Prasarana. Our posting “New MRT Line” aimed to summarize the information that we had at the time about the proposal for a rail line linking Kota Damansara to Cheras. You can see a summary (with … More What do we know about the “new” proposed New MRT line
Updated with our comments on the politics, excuses, avoidance and inevitable blameshifting! Updated with more articles about the investigation! Updated with more information about the crash! The members of TRANSIT where shocked to learn of the horrific bus crash in the Cameron Highlands that caused the death of 27 passengers, Thai holidaymakers and Malaysians.
TRANSIT is surprised to learn on the NST’s front page coverage of Prasarana in the past few days. We are talking about massive involvement of taxpayers’ money on projects with undoubtedly similar progression and implementation pattern that we’ve seen with the STAR, PUTRA and KL Monorail lines. With Prasarana’s bonds guaranteed by the government, it … More New LRT and MRT: Prasarana to shoulder gigantic expectations
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).
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