Look out touts – SPAD is watching you

TRANSIT took note of two interesting articles related to the current Chinese New Year Holiday period – the standard set of warnings against touting and the standard article about related enforcement efforts. The big question is, do Malaysians feel that the current enforcement and touting situation is better now that SPAD is in charge? We … More Look out touts – SPAD is watching you

Puduraya: More updates & interesting information

TRANSIT took note of two very interesting articles highlighting Puduraya terminal and plans for changes to public transport service. The first article, RTD, SPAD booths at obscure corner (NST 11 May 2011) public transport users at Puduraya complain that the Road Transport Department and Land Public Transport Commission offices at Puduraya are located in “obscure” … More Puduraya: More updates & interesting information

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

Updates #83

Updates #83 1. Article: Free Rides (Streets – NST, 26 April 2011) – NST Streets takes a look at 4 free community shuttle buses in the Kuala Lumpur area. More information on shuttle “schedules” can be found here.

Days numbered for Puduraya touts? Do you really think so?

TRANSIT took note of this article recently which updated us on the Land Public Transport Commission’s plans to deal with touting activities at Puduraya Bus Terminal. Apparently SPAD will be taking a bold approach to dealing with touts and their activities – but we have to wonder why they did not give notice by taking … More Days numbered for Puduraya touts? Do you really think so?

Updates #77

Updates #77 1. Article: KLCC cabs not under SPAD (Free Malaysia Today, 14 March 2011) – The Land Public Transport Commission has no power over taxis and entrance fees for KLCC as it is private land, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Abdul Aziz. 2. Letter: Taiping railway station: Build new station near … More Updates #77

LPTC: Electronic ticketing can reduce touts. TRANSIT: How, exactly?

TRANSIT took note of this article which continued with recent comments from SPAD that electronic ticketing would help reduce touting at bus terminals. LPTC: Electronic ticketing can reduce touts (The Star) 7 February 2011 The Land Public Transport Commission has called on bus operators to introduce electronic ticketing to curb touting. LPTC chairman Tan Sri … More LPTC: Electronic ticketing can reduce touts. TRANSIT: How, exactly?