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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 2014)

JOHOR Baru City Council has come up with a solution to the the problem of traffic congestion in Jalan Wong Ah Fook, which it believes is caused by the long queue of stage buses waiting for passengers.

The council recently announced that effective May 1, all stage buses plying the northwest route, which is basically the Skudai corridor, may only drop off passengers by the road. They will not be allowed to pick up passengers.

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HSR Update: The Star’s Managing Editor comments on ‘High-speed, high-cost rail”

Recently TRANSIT took note of another interesting article, a comment by Managing Editor P. Gunasegaran regarding the proposed High Speed Rail Link from KL to Singapore.

High-speed, high-cost rail (The Star)
A QUESTION OF BUSINESS By P. GUNASEGARAM
p.guna@thestar.com.my

Why we should look for cheaper alternatives before embarking on an expensive rail link to Singapore

STRANGELY, one reason given for a high-speed rail link between Malaysia and Singapore is that it will increase property values in Kuala Lumpur.

The way it is phrased is interesting, “unlock property values in Kuala Lumpur.” Tell me, who locked property values in Kuala Lumpur in the first place? Perhaps that is key to understanding this convoluted logic. Continue reading HSR Update: The Star’s Managing Editor comments on ‘High-speed, high-cost rail”

MRT Update: AWER tells DoE to reject EIA from ERE for KVMRT (SBK)

TRANSIT woke up this morning and decided to confuse as many people as possible by using as many acronyms as possible in one post heading.

We have already done this in the past (for fun), but once the GTP and ETP were introduced, we felt that they really raised the bar on acronym use so we had to improve ourselves.

In this case, the post heading actually means: Mass-Rapid Transit Update: (the) Association for Water & Energy Research tells (the) Department of (the) Environment to reject (the) Environmental Impact Assessment (Report) from ERE Consulting Group for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Sg. Buloh – Kajang (Line).

Whew, that is certainly a mouthful – so now you know why our title was made this way:

MRT Update: AWER tells DoE to reject EIA from ERE for KVMRT (SBK)

But you, the reader, must be wondering why this organization has recommended that the EIA Report be rejected – and for that, we have this article from the Malaysian Insider:

Group tells DOE to reject MRT key report (Malaysian Insider)
By Clara Chooi
February 26, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — A local research group has told the Department of Environment (DOE) to reject the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) prepared for the multi-billion ringgit Klang Valley MRT project, accusing its project consultants of conducting a shoddy job on the key report.
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ETP Analysis: The High Speed Rail proposal

In this post, TRANSIT will strive to analyze, to the best of our ability, the High Speed Rail proposal under the Economic Transformation Programme. We also hope to provide information to and obtain feedback from the public on the nature of the MRT proposal, its scope and chance of success as well as suggestions to make the proposal more likely to succeed in providing improve public transport for the benefit of public transport users first and foremost!

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