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Tag: Public transportation

Blame it on BN if Sabah rail network is poor, says...

State Infrastructure Minister Peter Anthony defends the RM5 billion Kota Kinabalu-Kudat train link.

Uber targets expansion in fast-growing West African markets

In much of sub-Saharan Africa there are low levels of personal car ownership and rapidly expanding populations which makes ride-hailing a popular option for public transport.

Uber picks Melbourne as test site for flying taxi service

Uber will begin test flights of the pilotless aircraft in Melbourne and US cities Dallas and Los Angeles in 2020 before commercial operations begin in 2023.

Indonesia has a US$412 billion plan to rebuild the country

Indonesia is drafting up ambitious plans to reinvigorate the country's economic infrastructure via multiple construction and transportation projects that total up to over US$400 billion.

An open letter to Dr M on PIL 1

The state government should consider other means of improving the traffic situation in Penang instead of imposing the PTMP on Penangites and their future generations.

The slow train to Hanoi, a warning on ECRL

If the overnight train from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang is anything to go by, the ECRL mega project would be a waste of time and resources.

Quality must rise along with fares, public transport group tells government

Ajit Johl from 4PAM says there are presently no guarantees of users' rights, as regulations and laws on the matter are weak.

Putrajaya mulling increase in express bus fares

Deputy Transport Minister Kamarudin Jaffar says the fare increase under consideration will be reasonable, to help express bus operators without burdening users.

Sabah transport body dreams of funds for proper transit system

With Budget 2019 to be tabled this Friday, the Sabah Public Transport Association wishes to see Sabah get enough funds to build a reliable public transport network to aid tourism.

MRT 2: Cutting costs or cutting corners?

The government should reveal whether the cost savings will be able to justify or cover the additional re-tender and compensation costs incurred as a result of cancelling the underground work package for the MRT 2.

Penang highway project: History haunting DAP

The DAP leadership seems to be going back on its stand in 2002 against the Penang Outer Ring Road project.

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.

Why we need an updated independent review of the PTMP

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

Putrajaya and the public transport challenge

The transport minister should undertake a review of public transport provisions for Putrajaya before talking about other massive rail projects.

MP calls for monthly public transportation pass

DAP's Ong Kian Ming says more people will take public transportation if monthly public transportation pass is introduced.

Fuel subsidies do nothing for the poor, say economists

Prominent economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram and DM Analytics chief economist Muhammed Abdul Khalid say it is better to focus on making public transportation more attractive.

Johor’s high-end projects not benefitting laymen, says DAP’s Liew

The Johor DAP chief says if Johor’s prosperity is shared, the number of Malaysians crossing the causeway to work in Singapore every day will not increase.

Follow World Bank guidelines to save on ECRL cost

Writer says effectiveness of procurement guidelines by World Bank will help prevent corruption and ensure better management of the project.

Too early to praise Najib’s projects, says MP

Wong Chen: 'Nobody believes Najib is better than Mahathir when it comes to infrastructure development.'

Road accidents: Can Liow Tiong Lai and SPAD buck up?

We must act urgently beyond blaming drivers’ attitudes and building expensive infrastructure.

Govt’s open data bank will boost innovation, says Zahid

Prasarana data in new free portal set up by government, will assist public in getting real-time RapidKL bus schedules, location of bus stops and bus traffic info.

DAP: Sarawak CM’s LRT plan ‘Frankenstein-esque’

It says if Abang Johari's plan is to build a high-speed rail system instead of the LRT, then he should build one that connects all cities and towns in Sarawak.

LRT for Kuching: Abang Johari vows to carry on

‘DAP says I am full of hot air. Never mind, just wait. Next three years ... We will deliver what we promise,' Sarawak chief minister says.

Regulate Dego Ride, don’t ban it, says think tank

Motorcycle ride-sharing service will benefit low income group and also be convenient in traffic heavy cities of Malaysia, says Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs.