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-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?

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)

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

Brickfields on ‘collision course’ because of the new bus & taxi lane?

On December 3rd, 2001, buses & taxis leaving KL on the southbound route through Brickfields began using the contra-flow bus & taxi lane on Jalan Tun Sambanthan. The bus & taxi lane was actually supposed to begin operations on 20th August 2011 but the start was delayed because of objections from business owners in the … More Brickfields on ‘collision course’ because of the new bus & taxi lane?

Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane to begin operation this weekend, from 3 December 2011

Update: Read more about the fallout from the Brickfields bus & taxi lane here! TRANSIT took note of this article that states that the Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane will be introduced this weekend. The southbound lane, which had been under construction since earlier this year, was supposed to open in August, but protests … More Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane to begin operation this weekend, from 3 December 2011

Now you know why we will always have traffic congestion in KL – because we widen roads to allow cars to block them!

TRANSIT took note of this absurd piece of news where the KL government will be spending lots of your RM to widen Jalan Ma’rof in Bangsar, in the area between Jalan Bangsar (where the flyover to/from MidValley is) and Jalan Ara (where the Masjid is). Why is the government widening only this section of the … More Now you know why we will always have traffic congestion in KL – because we widen roads to allow cars to block them!

Women-only taxi service launched in the Klang Valley. The service is also available “for other ‘vulnerable’ people” but will it be safer as “assured”? (Update #1)

Updated with more letters & articles! TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the launching of women-only taxi cab services at KLCC recently. Women-only taxi-cab services join the women-only train coaches and women-only bus services offered by KTM Komuter and RapidKL respectively. Unfortunately, the general climate of fear that exists in Malaysia, as well as … More Women-only taxi service launched in the Klang Valley. The service is also available “for other ‘vulnerable’ people” but will it be safer as “assured”? (Update #1)

Klang residents want the council to improve public amenities such as bus stops, phone booths and taxi stands

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article detailing residents complaints about bus stops, phone booths and taxi stands in central Klang. TRANSIT has always had a soft spot for Klang. We still do not understand why the local government & Selangor Government have allowed the “Royal Town” to become so run-down and disappointing. The construction … More Klang residents want the council to improve public amenities such as bus stops, phone booths and taxi stands