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TRANSIT wishes Selamat Hari Pekerja to all Malaysians Workers

TRANSIT wishes to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy International Workers Day & Selamat Hari Pekerja to all the hard working honest people who are a part of our public transport sector.

While we cannot help but cringe every time we hear a “bad news” or “bad apple” story we know that there are many good, honest and caring public transport workers.

We hope too see more effort by planners, management and government agencies to encourage more good behaviour while cracking down on bad behaviour.


Updates #97

Updates #97

1. Article:  Flaming bus at depot (The Malay Mail, 2 August 2011) – A bus parked at its depot in Segambut unexpectedly burst into flames yesterday afternoon, shortly after the driver had finished his shift.

INFERNO: Black smoke billowing from the blazing vehicle. Image courtesy of The Malay Mail.

2. Article: New air-conditioned bus stop opens its door in Zest Point @ Kinrara 9 (The Star, 30 July 2011)

Fostering communities: Trinity Group claims to have built the first air-conditioned bus stop in Malaysia at the Trinity-owned Zest Point @ Kinrara 9. Image courtesy of The Star.

[TRANSIT: As far as we recall, this may not be the first air-conditioned bus stop in Malaysia (there was one built in Malacca) but at least it is the first in the Klang Valley]

3. Article: RapidKL service from KL Sentral to BU not efficient, say passengers (The Star, 1 August 2011)

4. Long wait for bus home (Malay Mail, 1 August 2011)

5. Article: Four LRT stations are now disabled-friendly (The Star, 1 August 2011)

6. Article: Operator yet to relocate buses (NST, 31 July 2011) – A group of business operators in Bukit Indah, JB, are upset that Handal Indah Sdn Bhd, which runs the fleet of Causeway Link stage buses, has yet to relocate its buses from Jalan Indah 15/3 despite the issue being highlighted 8 months ago.

Two Causeway Link buses parked on a stretch of road in Bukit Indah recently. — Picture by Chuah Bee Kim / NST

7. Letter: Cabbies have only themselves to blame (The Star, 1 August 2011) – Frustrated cab user of Ampang writes that cabbies should accept that their actions are the reason a coupon system exists.

8. Commentary: It’s possible to solve traffic woes (NST, 1 August 2011) – Fazlene Aziz comments on traffic solutions for the Klang Valley, arguing that while parking solutions may help a bit, improved public transport is the real solution.

[TRANSIT: On a lighter note, perhaps our KL Mayor and FT Minister can learn a bit of teaching lesson to rectify reckless parking behaviors from the mayor of the city of Vilnius (Lithuania), in which he ran a tank over an illegally parked luxury car. Oh wait, we don’t even have a bicycle lane in downtown KL!

9. Article: Thousands of cheap tickets on ETS till year end (The Star, 2 August 2011) – ETS Sdn. Bhd. is allocating 64,800 “koc 1 Rakyat” seats at a lower price (RM16) for grabs until the end of the year for the Ipoh – Kuala Lumpur Sentral route. Apparently there will be 30 seats per train priced at the lower rate.

10. Commentary: Spare a thought for the disabled (NST, 2 August 2011) – Nuradzimmah Daim comments on accessibility issues.

11. Letter: Towards better taxi service (The Malay Mail 3 August 2011) – YS Chan of KL comments on the taxi issue.

12. Article: ‘Avoid touts for a hassle-free trip’ (NST, 29 July 2011) – The first of the Ramadan Balik Kampung warnings.

13. Article: Flats residents in Sungai Besi want a bus stop shelter (The Star, 6 August 2011)

14. Letter: Build MRT in a cost-effective way (The Star, 6 August 2011) – Rail Mad of Bandar Utama wonders why so much land needs to be acquired in Jalan Sultan for an underground MRT station.

15. Article: Raya bus, train ticket nearly sold out (NST, 6 August 2011)

Updates #86

Updates #86

1. Article: Pedestrian bridge near Sungai Besi LRT station ready for use (The Star, 21 May 2011)

THE pedestrian bridge connecting the Sungai Besi LRT station for residents of the Raya Permai People’s Housing Project (PPR) and Raya Permai Flats has been completed. Iamge courtesy of The Star.

2. Article: KLIA Ekspres value fares for the holidays (NST) – Express Rail Link (ERL) is offering its Group Saver and Family Package for families and friends travelling on KLIA Ekspres. More information at www.KLIAekpres.com.

[TRANSIT: The CEO of ERL Sdn. Bhd. also notes that the ERL has a 99.7% on-time performance rating.]
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Updates #52

Updates #52

1.Article: Woman dies in car-bus crash (NST) – A 64-year-old woman was killed and her Indonesian employee seriously injured when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision with a bus at Km10 Jalan Kuantan-Gambang yesterday.

Maimun Abdullah's car crashed into palm trees by the roadside in Kuantan yesterday. - NST picture by Halim Mat Ali Read more: Woman dies in car-bus crash http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/12ro/Article#ixzz0rJCPdKSh

2. Article: Isu ETS – Pekerja KTMB ancam piket (Malaysiakini.com) – KTMB Railwaymen’s Union is planning a picketing action to protest the setting up of ETS Sdn. Bhd., a separate subsidiary under KTMB that will focus on the Electric Train Service. The RMU claims that the setting up of the subsidiary is a violation of the collective agreement with the workers.

3. Article: Pemandu asing pasang tonto (Harian Metro) – Self explanatory

SAMAN ...anggota penguat kuasa DBKL menyaman bas yang diletakkan di bahu jalan dalam Operasi Halang Siri ke-11, baru-baru ini. Imej dari Harian Metro

4. Letter: Extend MRT to other cities, too (The Star) – Charlie of KL writes that the proposed RM36billion MRT project should be extended to other cities.

5. Letter: Time to put Komuter service on right track (The Star) – Suzanna of KL writes of a poor experience with KTM Komuter service on a trip from Wangsa Maju to Midvalley.

[TRANSIT: Suzanna, next time take the free shuttle bus from Bangsar. It is more convenient]

6. Article: Pleasant surprise for 30 millionth ERL passenger (The Star) – as described in the article.

7. Blog: Public Transport – Back To Square One (tonypua.blogspot.com) – PJ Utara MP Tony Pua posts a letter from Moaz Yusuf Ahmad of TRANSIT.

8. Letter: Keep coach strictly for ladies (The Star) – Najwa of Nilai comments on male passenger using the ladies coach of the KTM Komuter.

Courtesy on public transport – Part III

TRANSIT took note of the following two photos, taken by public transport users, showing very rude & discourteous behaviour.

In the first photo, a very pregnant passenger is shown standing on the Kelana Jaya LRT line while a nearby seat is taken up by a backpack. It is not known if the passenger in the black t-shirt is the one responsible – but either way, the photo suggests a stunning lack of courtesy.

No courtesy - Photo taken by Mok Zi Yi

In the second photo a young boy appears to be doing gymnastic activities by hanging from the straps of a KTM Komuter train. Aside from the inherent danger to himself and other passengers, the very idea that someone would behave like this on public transport – is sad.

Gymnast - photo taken by Satchitanandan Vedha


Shame…this is exactly the wrong kind of behaviour. Perhaps KTM and RapidKL can start a proper courtesy campaign.

Courtesy on public transport – Part I

We at TRANSIT are big on courtesy. It helps make the public transport experience more friendly and enjoyable.

While the operators have made some effort towards encouraging courtesy, we feel that there is a lot more that can be done.

Yes, giving up seats is nice. But there are so many other negative behaviours that we need to deal with.

The Tokyo Metro has come up with a very creative monthly poster campaign to encourage courteous behaviour on the trains. We particularly like the poster below as we see this often in the Klang Valley.

Tokyo Metro courtesy poster. Image courtesy of Tokyo Metro Corp.

What are your pet peeves on public transport?