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