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

Work on underground section of Jakarta Metro begins

TRANSIT took note that construction of the Jakarta Metro began on April 4th. The Jakarta Metro network will eventually have 2 lines (North-south and East-West) essentially following the path first blazed by the Transjakarta bus service nearly a decade ago. Work on underground section of Jakarta Metro begins (Railway Gazette, 10 April 2014) Project manager … More Work on underground section of Jakarta Metro begins

Passengers flee as ceiling gives way at Alor Gajah Sentral terminal

TRANSIT took note of this story from Alor Gajah, Malacca Passengers flee as ceiling gives way (The Star) Monday February 27, 2012 MALACCA: Fifteen passengers ran helter-skelter when a portion of the ceiling of the Alor Gajah Sentral terminal collapsed after a downpour and strong wind. It is learnt that the entire ground floor area … More Passengers flee as ceiling gives way at Alor Gajah Sentral terminal

MRT Update: Ho Chin Soon research statement speculates on route of MRT Circle Line

TRANSIT took note of this interesting information courtesy of a research statement produced in 2011 by Ho Chin Soon company. The map below shows Ho Chin Soon’s anticipated route for the MRT Line 2 (Circle Line), which is somewhat different from the MMC-Gamuda proposal. Click here for a larger version of the image above. TRANSIT … More MRT Update: Ho Chin Soon research statement speculates on route of MRT Circle Line

Melaka monorail downtime is not a joke

TRANSIT took note of a few interesting articles from down in Malacca, where the Chief Minister appears to be making light of the embarrassing situation with the troublesome monorail. TRANSIT is disappointed that the CM is not taking the problems of the monorail seriously. His suggestions that tourists are interested in coming to Malacca to … More Melaka monorail downtime is not a joke

Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane to begin operation this weekend, from 3 December 2011

Update: Read more about the fallout from the Brickfields bus & taxi lane here! TRANSIT took note of this article that states that the Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane will be introduced this weekend. The southbound lane, which had been under construction since earlier this year, was supposed to open in August, but protests … More Brickfields contra-flow bus & taxi lane to begin operation this weekend, from 3 December 2011

LRT-LRT ticketing integration begins today, 28 November 2011 (Update #1)

Update: This article from the NST describes a smooth transition to the new integrated ticketing system! TRANSIT took note of the news that LRT – LRT ticketing integration will begin on 28 November 2011. Of course, the LRT-LRT ticketing integration is not really that big a deal. And unfortunately, customers will not benefit from a … More LRT-LRT ticketing integration begins today, 28 November 2011 (Update #1)

Now you know why we will always have traffic congestion in KL – because we widen roads to allow cars to block them!

TRANSIT took note of this absurd piece of news where the KL government will be spending lots of your RM to widen Jalan Ma’rof in Bangsar, in the area between Jalan Bangsar (where the flyover to/from MidValley is) and Jalan Ara (where the Masjid is). Why is the government widening only this section of the … More Now you know why we will always have traffic congestion in KL – because we widen roads to allow cars to block them!

Final draft of Greater KL/KV masterplan now on SPAD website (Update #1 – guess what)

Update: It is interesting to note that this post is TRANSIT’s 888th published post! TRANSIT notes that the final draft of the Greater Kuala Lumpur / Klang Valley masterplan has now been posted to the SPAD website under the section about the National Public Transport Masterplan (which, incidentally, should be posted to the SPAD website … More Final draft of Greater KL/KV masterplan now on SPAD website (Update #1 – guess what)