TRANSIT takes note of the following articles that show that the Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal is almost totally complete and should be ready to handle passengers by the end of 2010 or early in 2011.
We think we can safely say that passengers taking trips southbound during the Chinese New Year holiday in 2011 will be using the Bandar Tasik Selatan terminal.
For more information about the terminal, please click on the following links or watch the video:
- New integrated transport terminal to open by year end (The Star);
- New transport hub will use advanced electronic system (The Star);
As you can imagine, many in the public transport industry and public transport users are excited to note that the Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal would be opening by the end of 2010 (rather than early-to-mid 2011 as originally expected).
Of course, residents of the area are not happy with the potential for traffic jams – which is why Bandar Tasik Selatan must be part of an integrated transport network, rather than a terminal that exists by itself.
It is very important now that connectivity issues related to the ITT be resolved – things like access from the 3 nearby train stations (ERL, KTM, and LRT) of the transport hub, as well as access to the Ampang LRT lines themselves.
We can only hope that SPAD and the authorities have learned from the shift from Puduraya to Bukit Jalil, and they understand that the most important thing to have is clear and concise information about the terminal, how to get there, how to get around, how to avoid touting, etc. etc. etc.
It doesn’t matter if the building and the interior are finished if the information is not there for people in advance – so they can plan their journeys to their best advantage.
So TRANSIT definitely suggests the following: since Bandar Tasik Selatan is touted to be “like an airport” then those in charge should take a look at some airport websites and look at the details and featured information – and then develop a similar website for Bandar Tasik Selatan.