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?
Some of our readers may have heard of the phrase “to go legit’” (legitimate). One might think that the phrase “to go legit” refers to when criminal concerns (you know, mafia, gangsters, politicians) attempt to exit their life of “crime” and find legitimate ways to earn money. In some cases, to “go legit” actually refers … More Melaka tram project to “go legit”?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of articles detailing Amar Abang Johari Openg’s continued push to get a Bus Rapid Transit system built in Kuching. Abang Jo, Satok Assemblyman and Minister of Housing and Urban Development … and possible successor to the Chief Minister of Sarawak, has been calling for the Federal Government to … More Abang Jo is not happy with public transport & development planning. TRANSIT: Well, neither are we.
Updates #85 1. Video: Wong Tian Yeong posted this 33 second video of what appears to be a leaking ceiling at Puduraya bus terminal – https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1894585558875 – on 9 May 2011. According to this article in the Star, the “leak” was actually a sprinkler head that somehow started gushing water during a test. 2. Letter: … More Updates #85
TRANSIT is not too surprised to hear the latest news on the award of 40km tramway project to SAAG Consolidated. The local oil and gas player, which we doubt has any experience in transit projects (let alone trams), has its share price almost doubled in a week preceding the bid award.
TRANSIT notes with interest that the proposed “city” of Medini, the financial centre for the Iskandar Development Region surrounding Johor Baru which is being built “from scratch” appears to have a tram running in the centre of the town along the north-south axis. The photo below shows construction of this main road with the right … More First look at the tram proposal for Iskandar Financial Centre
TRANSIT took note of the following article which states that the Melaka Tram project has been approved by the Department of Railways. Tram project gets the nod (NST) 30 September 2010 MALACCA: Visitors to the Historical City could soon enjoy a traffic light-free ride from the Ayer Keroh toll plaza to the city centre, thanks … More Melaka tram project gets the nod?
TRANSIT took note of this article from Penang, where motorcyclists are apparently facing risk of injury because of ‘slippery’ tram tracks. These tram tracks were unearthed during roadwork on Penang Road which began in 2004. The tram tracks were maintained and interlocking brickwork was placed on the outside of the tracks, with a concrete base … More Is the old Penang tram track causing problems?
The recent announcement about a tram system in Malacca, which would supposedly be complete by Merdeka Day, 2011 (August 31, for those not familiar with Malaysia), inspired the following piece from Moaz Yusuf Ahmad Malacca government takes public transport to a new level I believe that Malacca Chief Minister Mohd. Ali Rustam, or someone in … More Malacca government takes public transport to a new level
Updated with articles & images of the supposed tram! Updated with reports on the signing of ‘MoU’ on 3 March 2010! TRANSIT has taken note of a number of articles commenting on a proposed tram service linking Ayer Keroh to Malacca. RM272m tram project for historical state (Star Metro South & East) Melaka bina sistem pengangkutan trem … More TRAM for Malacca in 2011? Not likely says TRANSIT (Update #3)