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Public taken for ride on road to ‘ugly Penang’, says activist

Meenakshi Raman urges the state government to reveal details in layman's terms.

Penang Forum fears highway project will proceed despite objections

It says past experiences have shown that projects are approved by federal environmental regulators without care given to genuine concerns.

Special townhall session for controversial Penang highway project

The Department of Environment, with the assistance of the state government, will hold a townhall session on Sept 20 to hear the views of the people on the project, says chief minister.

Penang’s natural treasure at stake, drop highway projects, says US activist

Renowned US civil rights activist Katherine Egland delivers sharp rebuke over Penang's plan to build more roads, telling authorities to focus on battling climate change instead.

2 Chinese schools, St Nicholas tell Penang govt to shift planned...

They submit memorandum to chief minister asking that an elevated road, part of a proposed highway, be shifted elsewhere as it will pose a hazard to schoolchildren and road users.

Activist tells tale of ‘sleepless nights’ to Penang CM over highway...

Penang CM says detailed explanation on 'dangerous' granite fault lines issue would be given in next few days.

Embrace Europe’s environs safety standards, Aliran tells DoE

Aliran also calls for review of Penang Transport Master Plan to check on long-term impact of such a massive project on environment.

Penalise private vehicle use to reduce congestion, PSM urges Penang govt

PSM central committee member Choo Chon Kai says it’s time to make unpopular choices instead of building more highways that end up congested again.

17,000 briefed on transport master plan, says Penang CM

Chow Kon Yeow says the briefing sessions held were the most extensive ever for a proposed public transport system in the country.

Trams are significantly safer than proposed Penang highway

While an elevated LRT would pose less risk to the public than an on-ground tram system, the differences in safety statistics are negligible relative to motorised vehicles.

Penang Transport Master Plan, a multidimensional fallacy?

The state government and SRS Consortium have yet to address concerns of dubious population density projections and unrealistic ridership forecasts.

Chow: I was only against tolls, not roads

Penang CM says protesting group got their facts wrong.

Penang asked Dr M for federal funds for LRT project in...

The chief minister says the state government will ask for low-interest loans if the federal government does not approve the application for additional funds.

Penduduk bidas ketua menteri dulu bantah, kini sokong projek lebuh raya

Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk Tanjung Bungah berkata, semasa pemerintahan kerajaan BN pada 2002, Chow Kon Yeow antara pembangkang yang membantah projek Lingkaran Luar Pulau Pinang.

Why we need an updated independent review of the PTMP

Global transportation companies without local or regional partners should be consulted this time.

Don’t compare an apple with an orange, Penang CM tells Najib

Chow Kon Yeow says Najib cannot compare the cost of the proposed Penang highway link with the ECRL as both are completely different.

Hold referendum on undersea tunnel, says Penang PKR rep

Kebun Bunga assemblyman Jason Ong Khan Lee calls for review of RM46 billion PTMP and undersea tunnel.

Penang’s 3 reclaimed islands will boost economy, says CM

Chow Kon Yeow says they will not only help finance transportation projects but also boost the state's land bank.

NGOs want ‘drill and blast’ highway in Penang scrapped

Penang Forum says the Council of Eminent Persons also wants an immediate review of the controversial Penang Transport Master Plan.

Guan Eng: Bantuan Sara Hidup to be reviewed next year

The finance minister says the review is to ensure that only those who are qualified receive assistance.

Why Penang’s expensive LRT plan must be reviewed

The state government should have done a comparative study on the financial viability of alternative public transport systems before a choice was made.

Mengapa gelojoh laksana projek terowong Pulau Pinang?

Pihak berkuasa negeri dan persekutuan harus bersama melihat kebolehsediaan pautan rel pada salah satu jambatan di antara tanah besar dan pulau.

Why bulldoze through the Penang tunnel project?

The original Penang Transport Master Plan clearly states that the undersea tunnel project is not an urgent priority.

Is the Penang Transport Master Plan headed for financial trouble?

The projected ridership numbers for the Penang LRT are highly unrealistic and will likely be missed by a significant margin.