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)

LRT-LRT ticketing integration begins today, 28 November 2011 (Update #1)

Update: This article from the NST describes a smooth transition to the new integrated ticketing system! TRANSIT took note of the news that LRT – LRT ticketing integration will begin on 28 November 2011. Of course, the LRT-LRT ticketing integration is not really that big a deal. And unfortunately, customers will not benefit from a … More LRT-LRT ticketing integration begins today, 28 November 2011 (Update #1)

When will we see public transport as a public utility?

We at TRANSIT spent the weekend thinking about public transport and the public perception of public transport. We wondered why Malaysians are still stuck in the mindset that public transport is a service for the poor, which, ironically, must be provided by private companies (which does not really work), with competition to keep prices low … More When will we see public transport as a public utility?

“A survey on the new ticketing system introduced by RapidKl bus”

TRANSIT took note of this survey about RapidKL’s New Bus Ticketing System introduced by a student at Mara College. Assalamualaikum w.b.t and hello everyone. My name is Nur Atiqah binti Md Salehuddin, the second year student at Mara College Seremban in International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. I’m doing a survey for my Internal Assessment in Business … More “A survey on the new ticketing system introduced by RapidKl bus”

Touch ‘n’ Go card facilities go dormant if not used for 1 year – at toll plazas

TRANSIT took note of a very interesting complaint about Touch ‘N’ Go – which has revealed an interesting bit of information about how the Touch ‘N’ Go card works. As you know, the Touch ‘N’ Go card is “Malaysia’s one-stop card” which can be used for toll-payment at toll-kiosks, payment of public transport at fare … More Touch ‘n’ Go card facilities go dormant if not used for 1 year – at toll plazas

Prasarana’s Media Briefing on Integrated Ticketing System Project to take place on 14 June 2011 (Update #1)

Update: TRANSIT has now learned the date of the briefing and the location. It will take place on 14 June 2011 at Bukit Jalil LRT Station starting at 10am! TRANSIT took note of this press release from Prasarana with information on a planned briefing on the integration of the LRT & Monorail ticketing systems. Click … More Prasarana’s Media Briefing on Integrated Ticketing System Project to take place on 14 June 2011 (Update #1)

Metal thieves hurt public transport (Update #1)

TRANSIT took note of this interesting article on one of the “other” issues that affects the quality of LRT & Komuter service – namely metal theft. Yesterday, police arrested more than 2 dozen metal thieves trying to steal rail track from the abandoned Subang Airport spur line. The Malay Mail wrote the article below, with … More Metal thieves hurt public transport (Update #1)

Updates #84

Updates #84 1. Article: Puduraya area almost free of ticket scalping (Malay Mail, 5 Mail 2011) 2. Article: Terminal Bas ala KL Sentral – discusses a proposal to revamp the Terminal One bus terminal in Seremban to make it more like KL Sentral. [TRANSIT: The irony here being that KL Sentral was never designed as … More Updates #84