Updates #23

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Updates #23

1. Letter: Working towards a city without barriers (NST) – feedback on spending on accessible pavements in Petaling Jaya – with commentary from DBPJ Roslan.

2. Article: Tickets selling like hot cakes (NST) – update on balik kampung tickets (KTM and express bus) – not many are left.

3. Article: RapidKL sets up task force to curb A(H1N1) (The Star) – RapidKL has formed a special task force to curb the spread of influenza A (H1N1), possibly in response to letters like this one. Measures include:

  • An independent consultant hired to disinfect and sterilise all RapidKL buses and LRT trains every day.
  • All 13 depots have established a team of sanitation experts who will clean the buses and trains
  • Spraying anti-bacterial solution in the train during breaks at the Kelana Jaya, Gombak, Ampang and Sri Petaling stations [TRANSIT: of course, anti-bacterial solution will not do much for H1N1 (a virus) but it is the thought that counts]
  • Sanitisers are also provided at all LRT stations, bus depots and RapidKL offices.

4. Article: Pledge for road safety (The Star); 200,000 make road safety pledge (NST) – 2 articles regarding the 090909 road safety pledge campaign.

5. Article: Keeping up checks on bus drivers (NST) – RTD staff promise to keep up random checks on bus drivers during the balik kampung / festive season rush.

6. Article: Prasarana revamp exercise on track (Business Times) – describes the process of the current revamp of Prasarana, RapidKL, RapidPenang and KLStarrail Sdn. Bhd. as well as some of the reasons why the revamp is taking place.

7. Article: ‘Syarikat Prasarana planning to sell RM2b sukuk’ ( Business Times) – describes a plan by Prasarana to sell RM2billion in sukuk (Islamic Bonds) to raise funds for LRT construction. [TRANSIT: Where do we buy them? We are willing to contribute financially to an improved public transport system – so long as it is planned with the needs of all stakeholders in mind.]

8. Letter: KL Monorail appreciates feedback (Malay Mail) – comments from KLStarrail Sdn. Bhd., operators of the KL Monorail, in response to a letter from Sam Wong of the Association of Standards’ Users.

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