Thursday, July 24, 2014

Malaysia - 18 road deaths per day

Free Malaysia Today: "“Malaysia recorded an average of 7,000 road accident deaths annually and 18 daily.”
He added that according to the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), the numbers will increase to 29 deaths daily by 2020.
On average, Malaysia had about 24 deaths per 100,000 population and in 2012 Malaysia had an annual 2.98% increase in the number of road accidents.
“Road accidents costs the nation an average of RM9 billion annually due to losses of among others, human resources, legal processes and damages to the infrastructure,” said Idris."

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Lower fares for 140,000 from today

AsiaOne News: "SINGAPORE - Thousands of low-wage workers and the disabled can enjoy subsidised travel on public buses and trains, under two Government-funded concession schemes that kick in today.

The Ministry of Transport said last week that it has issued concession passes to about 133,000 workers who earn up to $1,900 a month, and to some 7,000 people with disabilities."

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Extension of free bus and train services considered : "BANGKOK, 25 June 2014 (NNT) - The Transport Ministry’s permanent-secretary has proposed to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) to consider extending free bus and train services until the end of 2015.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Let’s go for a free ride!

New Straits Times: "FREE public transport. Free public transit. Zero fare. Whatever name you like to call it, the concept of a free shuttle is not new.
Many cities around the world have converted their bus networks to zero fare. These may be set up to ease bottlenecks or fill  gaps in the transport network."

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Newly-launched free bus service in PJ will cut costs and reduce pollution

The Star Online: "Petaling Jaya mayor Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad said the free bus service was one of the components that would help to close the income inequality gap, at the same time increase movement of people and enable social interaction."

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Better Efficiency Boosts Public Transport Ridership

BERNAMA : "KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 (Bernama) -- The continuous efforts to upgrade urban public transport (UTP) under the National Key Results Area (NKRA) since 2010 have resulted in a significant increase of people using public transport, according to the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) 2013 Report issued by the Prime Minister's Office today.

Go-KL free buses a big success -- helping the economy

Najib: Malaysia set to meet 2020 targets | theSundaily: "On urban public transport, he said, there was now better connectivity within the city and between nearby municipalities so that people can choose public transport over other modes.

"One of the GTP 2.0 initiatives is the free Go-KL city bus service introduced in 2012 which helps 18,000 rakyat daily get around the central business district thus decongesting city roads during peak hours," he said.

The new six-car sets for the KTM Komuter service have also helped to improve the waiting time from 30-45 minutes to 15 minutes. Other improvements include better integration of transport modes, where commuters can use more than one mode of public transport, with minimal hassle."