Update: Yes, TRANSIT is aware that Scomi has been awarded the fleet expansion project for the KL Monorail. This post questions why that award comes so late, and expresses what Scomi has missed. In addition, we are wondering about future monorail projects, rather than fleet expansion. To clarify, we have added the word “new” to … More Will Scomi ever get a new monorail job in Malaysia? (Update#1)
TRANSIT took note of two very interesting photos posted to the Skyscrapercity.com forum showing the PJS 5 and Pantai Dalam (Timur) toll plazas on the New Pantai Expressway. The photos are notable because of the toll gate structure designed to allow buses to pass through the TAG lane.
Update: Check out this detailed NST article about the BET6. TRANSIT took note of this article announcing the launch of Bus Expressway Transit route 6 from Bukit Beruntung (Rawang) to Central Market (KL) using the North South Expressway, Jalan Duta, and Jalan Parlimen. The service began on 1 June 2011 and is operated by Setara … More BET Route 6 – Bukit Beruntung to KL – Launched on 1 June 2011 (Update #1)
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 … More Updates #88 – our most prosperous update ever!
TRANSIT took note of this Hotline Story in the Malay Mail which brings back an old issue – Klang Sentral. Klang Sentral tenants want better deal (Malay Mail, 16 May 2011) Low passenger count, single entry/exit system irk bus operators CECILIA VICTOR Monday, May 16th, 2011 11:14:00 OUTSTATION bus operators at the Klang Sentral bus … More Klang Sentral tenants want better deal. So do public transport users!
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
Update: SPAD CEO Mohd Nor Kamal has responded to the announcement by saying that SPAD has not seen any proposal yet! TRANSIT took note of a very interesting announcement from down south, where the Chief Executive of the Iskandar Regional Development Authority appeared to announce a 500km MRT project for the region. Now before any … More 500km of ‘MRT’ in Iskandar, Johor? Not in our lifetime (Update #1)
TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star which describes a walkabout by Minister of Transport Kong Cho Ha, inspecting the LRT-Monorail “integration” projects which started last year as part of the Urban Public Transport NKRA (although technically the projects were planned by Prasarana before the Government Transformation Programme was introduced). Kong is the … More LRT-Monorail integration to be completed soon
The members of the Association for the Improvement of Mass-Transit have taken note of the recent report on the Government Transformation Program and the specific concerns about the success of the Urban Public Transport NKRA. We have also noted the recent comments from Minister of Transportation Kong Cho Ha (who is lead minister for this … More Expansion of highways should include plans for bus lanes.
TRANSIT notes the recent comments from the Minister of Transport regarding the recent Government Transformation Programme report, which said that the Urban Public Transport NKRA did not meet all expectations. TRANSIT has long said that more attention needs to be given to the urban public transport by creating an authority that would manage & organize … More GTP Update: Minister of Transport comments on GTP report