MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)

TRANSIT has taken note of another burgeoning controversy, highting complaints & protests over land acquisition along Jalan Sultan in “Chinatown”, KL, as part of the Sg. Buloh – Kajang MRT project. We have redesigned our post on this topic to present the most recent articles we have seen so far on this issue. The original … More MRT Update: Chinatown businesses question MRT land acquisition (Update #14)

HSR Update: Pre-feasibility study findings on KL-S’pore high-speed rail to be known in a few weeks

TRANSIT took note of this “sort-of-an-update” on the KL-Singapore High Speed Rail Project: Study on KL-S’pore high-speed rail (Star Biz) 5 August 2011 By JOHN LOH Findings of pre-feasibility study to be known in a few weeks KUALA LUMPUR: A pre-feasibility study for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) system will be concluded in a … More HSR Update: Pre-feasibility study findings on KL-S’pore high-speed rail to be known in a few weeks

SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.

TRANSIT took note of an interesting set of comments from SPAD Chair Syed Hamid Albar, in which he warned public transport operators not to politicize issues with public transport. But as you can see from our analysis, his comments may come too late. Two recent events and a few others have demonstrated to us that … More SPAD: Don’t politicize public transport. TRANSIT: Too late, the train has left the station.

Bus & taxi lanes in Brickfields beginning August 20

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Malay Mail which announces that bus & taxi lanes will be introduced to Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields as of August 20. This is in response to complaints about increasing congestion and slow driving in Brickfields as a result of the 1-way traffic flow system which was … More Bus & taxi lanes in Brickfields beginning August 20

BET Update: Two new routes to be introduced 18 July for 3 months testing period

TRANSIT took note of the following information from RapidKL’s twitter feed @MyRapidKL, announcing the start of two additional RapidBET routes, BET-7 and BET-8. Service on these routes, during working weekdays, will start on 18 July, for a 3 month test period. BET-7 (Sri Nilam – Lebuh Ampang) has departures from Sri Nilam at 0645, 0700, … More BET Update: Two new routes to be introduced 18 July for 3 months testing period

SPAD: Public transport’s 2020 goal achievable; TRANSIT: Sure, if you implement our suggestions.

TRANSIT took note of this article in which SPAD COO Azhar Ahmad comments that the 2020 goals for Urban Public Transport are achievable. We at TRANSIT applaud their enthusiasm but right now we are thinking otherwise. Unless, of course SPAD is willing to support TRANSIT’s 4-stakeholders model and implement it in major Malaysian cities (Starting … More SPAD: Public transport’s 2020 goal achievable; TRANSIT: Sure, if you implement our suggestions.

Updates #93

Updates #93 1. Article: Malacca to be bicycle friendly (6 July 2011) – Melaka CM Mohd Ali Rustam announced an initiative to introduce bus lanes into Melaka. He also promised to ride to work every Friday. [TRANSIT: We couldn’t resist posting the picture above.]

Eco-friendly transport: the future is in China

TRANSIT recently took note of some interesting information about public transport in China. First, blogger Anil Netto comments on Guangzhou’s winning of a sustainable transport award for their Bus Rapid Transit system. BRT: If Guangzhou can do it, why not Penang? (Anilnetto.com 28 May 2011)If congested Guangzhou can win a sustainable transport award for its … More Eco-friendly transport: the future is in China

Updates #90

Updates #90 1. Article: Close shave for six schoolgirls (NST, 18 June 2011) – Six secondary school students in Georgetown had a close shave yesterday after the school bus they were in overturned in Jalan Mount Erskine. 2. Article: Country’s first electric motorcycle launched (The Star, 16 June 2011) – Modenas CTric was launched by the … More Updates #90

TRANSIT’s prediction comes to life. Sadly, Klang is becoming a “pass-through” town

TRANSIT has always had a soft spot for Klang town, despite what people may think. Aside from the food (different options for different people) and the culture, Klang Town is the nearest thing we can find in the Klang Valley to an “urban” town with heritage and cultural traditions. Certainly there are areas of Kuala … More TRANSIT’s prediction comes to life. Sadly, Klang is becoming a “pass-through” town