TRANSIT members were shocked and disappointed to read the news in The Star today, which shared the results of a survey by the Sleep Disorder Society of Malaysia and the JKJR which showed that a significant number of Malaysian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders. 30% of M’sian bus drivers suffer from sleep disorders (The […]
Tag: urban sprawl
Why is the MPK using the North Klang bus terminal for a night market, instead of a bus terminal? And why hasn’t the Selangor Government stepped in?
TRANSIT took note of this interesting and disturbing article about the introduction of a night market at the site of the old North Klang bus terminal, which was closed in late 2007 when Klang Sentral was opened. The irony, of course, is that the bus area remains closed to buses – despite the fact that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
TRANSIT is interested in the discussion over pricey homes and Putrajaya’s and Selangor’s proposed ‘affordable housing’ schemes on the Malaysian Insider. Note that HDB flats in Singapore are built according to Transit-Oriented Development principles where high-rise residents have equal and equitable access to the nearest bus stop if not the MRT stop. Average house price […]