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 […]
Tag: Universal Design
International Competition for Development of Sg. Besi Airbase – Let’s do it right and make it public transport friendly!
TRANSIT took note of this article which announces that the Development of Sg. Besi airbase is moving forward with an invitation for proposals for the Malaysia City development. Most of the project will be used for a mix of commercial and lifestyle amenities. Planners have been invited to participate in a pre-qualification & competition with […]
TRANSIT took note of another piece of good news related to public transport – the announcement of 150 new buses for RapidKL. RapidKL adds buses to boost frequency (Business Times, 20 September 2011) Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL), a public transportation provider, expects the addition of 150 city buses to its service to […]
Updates #97 1. Article: Flaming bus at depot (The Malay Mail, 2 August 2011) – A bus parked at its depot in Segambut unexpectedly burst into flames yesterday afternoon, shortly after the driver had finished his shift. 2. Article: New air-conditioned bus stop opens its door in Zest Point @ Kinrara 9 (The Star, 30 […]
Melaka tram project to “go legit”?
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 […]
MRT Update: MRT Logo design contest from 3 July – 3 August 2011 (Update #1)
Update: Apparently there are now more than 200 logos entered into the MRT Logo Design contest! With the launching of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project now 4 days away, TRANSIT took note of the following information: A logo contest has been announced for the design of the MRT logo. More information, including designs […]
Occasional closure of ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station generates complaints
TRANSIT took note of this interesting hotline story sharing passenger complaints about the availability of the ‘shortcut’ bridge at Ampang LRT station. The retractable ‘shortcut’ bridge is used to connect the concourse area of the Ampang LRT station to the ‘island’ platform. As such it passes over a section of live track (referred to as […]
Updates #88 – our most prosperous update ever 1. Article: Lounge around in a Rapid bus (The Star, 3 June 2011) – RapidPenang introduces RapidMobile, a “lounge” with a Blaupunkt Stereo system. [TRANSIT: You have to admire their creativity.] 2. Article: CURTAINS DOWN (NST 31 May 2011) – an update on the upcoming closure (at […]
Finally some rapid mobiliti – thanks in part to a public transport hero
TRANSIT took note of two very interesting articles in the Malay Mail detailing initiatives by Prasarana to improve bus service for the OKU community and improve their access to society. TRANSIT believes that these efforts by Prasarana deserve mention, especially because of the dedication of one particular Prasarana team member – a true Malaysian public […]
Should we just make public transport ‘free’ and be done with it?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting commentary by Jema Khan, in the Malaysian Insider, which argues that if we should accept a government-run public transport system (specifically, one run by Prasarana) then public transport services should be free to all users. This is a variation on the “free public transport” movement which is found in […]