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Tag: Highways

Major highways congested as Raya holidays end

Highway authority asks East Coast Expressway users to take an alternative route.

Mahathir: Better to pay off debt than end tolls

Pakatan Harapan's election promise now a burden on federal government, says PM.

Travel at dawn for 20% Ampang toll discount

Highway operator says the discount is to help users plan their journeys and help reduce morning rush-hour traffic.

We want lower tolls, not takeovers

There appears to have been no serious attempt at tackling the toll issue except through study after study.

‘Congestion pricing’ a success in other cities, says PKR strategy director

Sim Tze Tzin says this can encourage motorists to avoid highways during peak hours.

Govt to spend RM1 bil for freeze on toll hike nationwide

The Cabinet decided to extend the toll hike freeze to benefit motorists using 21 highways nationwide.

RM75 billion in highway toll collections so far, Dewan Rakyat told

Works Minister Baru Bian says his ministry is negotiating with concessionnaires on abolishing or reducing tolls.

Runaway truck crash kills nine in Mexico

For years people in Mexico City have been calling for restrictions on big trucks using local highways because they are often involved in crashes.

Reduce toll charges, make toll agreements public, urges economist

Professor Yeah Kim Leng says the reduction should not cost a spike in the national deficit nor burden the users, while a deputy minister says reductions may come in a year or two.

Toll-free roads not possible, says Dr M

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the only way to have freeways without toll is to raise the price of petrol.

Baru : We only get half of funds needed to maintain...

Works minister says there is a 30% road maintenance backlog as a result.

We’ve been engaging with people as EIAs are technical, road builder...

Contractor says it has followed law in making their plans clear to the public.

Why no town hall on 3 roads project, NGO asks DoE

The Citizen Awareness Chant Group asks the DoE to reveal the number of people consulted before approval for the three main roads project was given.

Only retirees and elitists are against PTMP, says group

A group backing Penang's transport plan presents a memo to the chief minister, saying the state should have gone ahead with the project a long time ago.

How new Penang Transport Master Plan deviates from the original

What happened to funding for institutional reforms, pedestrian and cycling infrastructures, water transport and feeder buses for a holistic and balanced transportation system?

Penang transport plan: Chant urges Council of Elders to intervene

NGO suggests RM46 billion project be reviewed by an international body specialised in public transport.

Umno: Scrapping SPAD, Jasa only punishes the people

Former ruling party bemoans the loss of employees' rice bowls when they were looking forward to celebrating Aidilfitri.

Zeti: Decision on tolls expected ‘very quickly’

The former Bank Negara governor says Daim Zainuddin will make an announcement on matter.

Council of Elders meets EPF, Khazanah heads over toll issue

EPF chief Shahril Ridza says a holistic solution is needed as a lot of money has been invested through capital markets.

No need for high-cost transport projects, says group

The transport body says ECRL, HSR and Penang Tunnel are too expensive.

DAP dishonesty on tolls puts us on road to ruin

Manifesto does not take into account extended financial system and losses of about RM400 billion to the government and the Rakyat through their EPF savings and investments.

Najib takes a whack at ‘father of all tolls’

At a rally, he disparages the ability of Mahathir's son to pay off toll concessionaires with RM380bn compensation.

Paid or not, BN presses Penang over tunnel project

Penang BN chairman Teng Chang Yeow says although the state announced that nothing was paid for the project, an answer to the state assembly last November proves otherwise.

Fashion firm not building tunnel, roads in Penang, says Guan Eng

Penang chief minister says MCA’s Wee Ka Siong is trying to confuse people about the company’s role in developing Penang’s undersea tunnel and three highways.