1. Letter: Upgrade facilities at stations now (The Star) – Lena Lim of Seremban complains about the inadequate facilities at the LRT and Komuter stations at the Bandar Tasik Selatan interchange.
2. Article: Homeless show their usefulness (The Star) – 22 homeless persons engaged in a gotong-royong community cleanup at the Klang Bus Stand recently.
TRANSIT: Apparently, we can assume (based on the headline) that homeless persons can be useful. We’re not proud of the tone of the article but it is public transport related.
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3. Article: Dedicated bus lane here to stay (The Star) – information on continued plans to improve Nadi Putra public transport services in Putrajaya.
TRANSIT: And no, they have not forgotten the obligatory plea to get the monorail project restarted again.
4. Article: Six hurt and others injured as bus crashes in NSE ditch (The Star) – Six passengers of an express bus were slightly injured when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed and landed in a ditch on the North-South Expressway (NSE).
5. Article: Zambri and Co get a ‘rail view’ of ETS (The Star) – Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir gave state officials and journalists a “rail view” of developments along the Ipoh-Tanjung Malim route of the electric train service (ETS).
6. Article: RM120m Rapid boost for Penang public transport (Business Times) – PUBLIC transport in Penang is expected to get a RM120 million boost this year, via Rapid Penang’s new depots, hubs, terminals and buses. 400 jobs are expected to be created.
7. Letter: Set up pool of women cabbies (The Star) – Y.S. Chan of KL comments on the proposal for a taxi service ‘for women, by women’.
8. Article: Report ready soon on rail link to Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu (The Star) – Travel to Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu by train may be possible, if the Government agrees to the construction of a railway track from the Klang Valley through to Mentakab, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu and Tumpat.
9. Article: Double-decker buses not banned, says Kong (The Star) – The Government will only ban double-decker and high-decked buses from operating in hilly terrain if there is substantial evidence that the vehicles are not suitable for such routes.
10. Letter: Poor train service despite better technology (The Star) – Mark Anthony of Kepala Batas comments on poor KTM intercity services.