Updates #45

Updates #45

1. Article: Relocation of Puduraya bus terminal won’t affect service (Malay Mail) – UDA Mall Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Salamah Ismail comments on the shift of intercity bus service from the Puduraya terminal to a temporary terminal at Bukit Jalil.

2. Letter: Rapid Penang buses offer top service (NST) – Tai Lung Aik of Subang Jaya comments positively on RapidPenang bus service.

3. Article: Test run for women-only train coach this month (The Star) – Women-only coaches proposed by KTMB for the Komuter service will be introduced and tested later this month.

4. Article: Experts share tips on overcoming traffic congestion (The Star) – Experts from Singapore, Nagoya (Japan) and Seoul (South Korea) share ideas and tips to improve public transport & traffic congestion.

5. Posting: Who took my cheese away (mpkapar.com) – Kapar MP S. Manikavasagam shares the views of public transport users and businesses affected by the closure of the North Klang bus terminal.

6. Letter: Cabbies have a hard time making a living and Cabbies live from hand to mouth (both from The Star) – Zorro from Penang and YS Chan from KL comment on the challenges that taxi drivers face, in relation to recent CVLB campaigns ‘targeting’ bad taxi drivers but painting all of them as ‘bad guys’

7. Article: Public to rail operators: we want more trains (KomunitiKini.com) – the Community portal of Malaysiakini.com covers the issue of the rail network frequency, reliability & comfort.

8. Article: Cabbies use grant from T’ganu govt to buy used cars instead of new ones (The Star) – an interesting article showing how taxi drivers in Terengganu used a government grant to buy used taxis (thereby keeping more money in their own pockets).

[TRANSIT: It’s not such a bad thing-everyone knows that a new car loses 1/2 of its value as soon as it is driven. What needs to be done is to train these taxi drivers how to account for the taxi as an asset so that they can write off the cost of buying a new one as a business expense.]

9. Article: Minister checks out KTM’s disabled-friendly facilities (Malay Mail) – Minister of Transport Ong Tee Keat checked out disabled-friendly facilities at Sg. Buloh KTM station.

Minister of Transport Ong Tee Keat helps "an OKU" (as unfortunately described by the newspaper) to enter a KTM Komuter train. Image courtesy of the Malay Mail.

10. Letter: Kuala Lumpur Hospital – Map to nowhere (NST) – Liong Kam Chong of Seremban comments on confusing information for using public transport to get to Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

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