Bus system improvements to include a little bit of London and a little bit of Kelantan?

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting interview in the NST with SPAD CEO Mohd Nur Kamal, discussing the bus transformation plan and proposals for implementation of improved bus services. It is interesting to note that SPAD is learning from London and will be applying their knowledge in Kelantan. Bus system to go London style? … More Bus system improvements to include a little bit of London and a little bit of Kelantan?

Keretapi Sarong on Feb 25th is Malaysia’s lighthearted answer to “No Pants Subway” (Update #1)

Update: Check out pictures of Keretapi Sarong here! Read this article about Keretapi Sarong in the NST, here. And we just had to reproduce these two pictures on our site: TRANSIT took note of this interesting article about Keretapi Sarong, an event taking place on February 25th that will be Malaysia’s lighthearted answer to No … More Keretapi Sarong on Feb 25th is Malaysia’s lighthearted answer to “No Pants Subway” (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?

TRANSIT at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 12-13 December 2011

TRANSIT was invited to speak at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference on 12-13 December 2011 Brochure: PnC Conference Brochure (Final version) Presentation: Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 2011 TRANSIT Says: We wonder what else can be done to encourage active transportation. How about intermodal transport encouraged by bus-mounted bicycle racks such as the Sport … More TRANSIT at the Iskandar Malaysia Sustainable Metropolis Conference 12-13 December 2011

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?

ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!

TRANSIT took note of a very interesting commentary from Ahmad Suhaili Idrus, the Director of the Urban Public Transport NKRA and Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley NKEA in response to a letter from TRANSIT’s Advisor Rajiv Rishyakaran, regarding recent comments by Idris Jala that the Klang Valley would be choked by 2020 if the … More ETP: Masterplan is not just about MRT. TRANSIT: But the MRT is all you seem to be talking about!

First their hands were tied. Now SPAD’s hands are off?

TRANSIT took note of this interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, indicating that the Land Public Transport Commission no longer had any role in the MRT project since the railway scheme had been approved by the Minister of Transport. Aside from this being total hokum, since SPAD does have a responsibility … More First their hands were tied. Now SPAD’s hands are off?

Has KL reached ‘peak car’ yet? Will we be ready when it happens?

The term “Peak oil” refers to the impact of three very significant economic laws, namely: The Law of Increasing Returns to Scale tells us that a company or organization that increases the scale of its operations & activities will reduce average costs and increase revenues and profits; The Law of Increasing Relative Costs tells us … More Has KL reached ‘peak car’ yet? Will we be ready when it happens?

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

Updates #99

Updates #99 1. Article: Causeway Link to use Second Link beginning today (NST, 16 August 2011) – Ten additional Causeway Link buses will begin the rounds from Gelang Patah and Bukti Indah to Boon Lay MRT Station in Singapore, Mondays to Fridays, from 5am to 9am and 4pm to 10pm. For more information visit the … More Updates #99