Malaysian Urban Forum 2019! (and long time no see)

The Malaysian Urban Forum is happening today and tomorrow! Also, we’ve started working to bring Transit Malaysia back online. … More Malaysian Urban Forum 2019! (and long time no see)

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KiDEx facing legal roadblock with @pjcitycouncil

TRANSIT took note of the following article describing legal issues that will delay the approval of the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway. Apparently the company that will build the expressway and has received ‘conditional approval’ from the Works Ministry and support from Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, has failed to get approval from the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya…in … More KiDEx facing legal roadblock with @pjcitycouncil

Meanwhile in JB, urban buses are moved out of the city centre starting May 1

TRANSIT took note of the following article describing changes to bus service in Johor Baru, with a new “no pick up” order for Jalan Wong Ah Fook, diversion of urban stage buses to Larkin Sentral, and a new free shuttle bus connecting the two areas. Commuters get short end of stick (NST JOHOR, 1 May … More Meanwhile in JB, urban buses are moved out of the city centre starting May 1

Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.

TRANSIT took note of this article in the Star Metro which reminded us how much more needs to be done to improve public transport organization and management in the Klang Valley. Haphazard halts (The Star Metro,  29 April 2014) MORE often than not, public buses in the Klang Valley can be seen stopping to pick … More Haphazard halts are a sign of haphazard planning and policy and organization and management….and especially leadership.

Meanwhile in Ipoh…After a few missteps on public transport Ipoh Council begins a move forward

TRANSIT took note of this news from Ipoh, where Ipoh City Council is looking to reorganize and improve its focus on public transport services. As is typical we see bluster and calls for enforcement but little about the structural problems within the public transport industry. Ipoh Council to ensure public service vehicles are better organized … More Meanwhile in Ipoh…After a few missteps on public transport Ipoh Council begins a move forward

Prasarana deals with neighbours affected by KL Monorail extension project

TRANSIT took note of the following interesting article, which describes Prasarana refusing to pay compensation to the residents of the Tong Weng Mansion in Brickfields, while agreeing to pay compensation to two other site owners in the area. The compensation requests are in relation to the KL Monorail expansion project, which will extend the KL … More Prasarana deals with neighbours affected by KL Monorail extension project

KLIA 2 opens May 2nd. ERL offering 1000 trial rides.

TRANSIT took note of the following news regarding the opening of KLIA 2 and public transport services to the new airport terminal : ERL service to KLIA 2 opens on May 2 (The Star, 22nd April 2014) By Patrick Lee The Express Rail Link from KL Sentral to KLIA2 will commence operations when the airport … More KLIA 2 opens May 2nd. ERL offering 1000 trial rides.

Interesting book talks about elevated walkways in Hong Kong

TRANSIT took note of this very interesting book Hong Kong: City Without Ground which looks closely at the (mostly private) elevated wallway network in Hong Kong. The article from The Atlantic Cities (excallent graphics and related comments) is linked below. http://theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/08/hong-kong-city-without-ground/3000/ TRANSIT Says: Proposals for elevated walkways in Kuala Lumpur often use the walkway network … More Interesting book talks about elevated walkways in Hong Kong

First 2 of 4 car monorail train sets to begin service in August 2014

TRANSIT took note of the announcement from Prasarana that 4 car service on the KL Monorail is expected to begin in August of 2014. All 12 trains are expected to be in service by September 2015. Video KL Monorail’s new four-car train to start operation in August (The Star, 9 April 2014) This comes after … More First 2 of 4 car monorail train sets to begin service in August 2014

Is the proposed pedestrian tunnel between “KL Sentral” (the MRT station) and KL Sentral (the railway and commercial complex) a danger to the public?

TRANSIT took note of an interesting commentary in The Edge business daily about safety risks associated with the proposed pedestrian tunnel connecting the “KL Sentral” MRT Station at Museum Negara with the KL Sentral complex across Jalan Damansara.