KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is developing a smartphone app called “Journey Planner” to help users of public transport in the Klang Valley to better plan their journeys.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri said the app will include information on all feeder bus and rail services, namely the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), KTM Komuter, Monorail and Express Rail Link (ERL).
“The Journey Planner application is free and only needs to be downloaded onto a mobile phone.
“The same information will be obtained through the SPAD website,” she said when winding up debate on the motion of thanks for the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat today.
She added that the app is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2018.
One of the app’s key features is real-time information on services provided by all stage bus companies in the Klang Valley.
Nancy said the real-time data on all the buses would be routed directly to the Performance Monitoring Hub System (PMHS) located at the SPAD headquarters, and the Journey Planner application would disseminate the data to users.
She said users could also view the location of the bus and directly determine the estimated time of arrival.
Meanwhile, on the MRT services, Nancy said that there were no plans to reduce the number of MRT station stops during peak hours to expedite the trips.
“It is only proper for the MRT trains to stop at every designated station to ensure the facility is available to all users along the route,” she said.
She also said that the number of users was very encouraging and this indicated that the facility was a necessary mode of transportation for the people.
The Dewan Rakyat approved the motion of thanks for the royal address.