Wednesday, May 18, 2016

In Malaysia, proper #publictransport a "government priority"

paultan : "In an earlier report, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin had stated that the public transport system of a country was its backbone and that an efficient and reliable system needs to be in place to ensure progress. He said that with an urbanisation rate of 60%, a proper public transport system in the country is both a necessity and a government priority."

Jakarta Governor mulls free public transport

GovInsider: "“If ERP generates a good enough income I want buses to be free … for the whole city. This will improve the lives of Jakartans,” the Governor said, according to the Jakarta Globe.

The system will be entirely run by the city government. The Governor decided against working with the private sector so that all of the revenue goes to the city and can be used for public transport.

“Earlier we wanted to cooperate with private firms. But I decided not to share with the private sector so 100% [of the revenue] generated goes to the city and we can subsidise,” he said."

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cabinet extends free public transport services for 6 more months

สำนักข่่าวแห่งชาติ :: "BANGKOK, 10 May 2016 (NNT) – The Cabinet has agreed to continue to exempt commuters from bus and train fares for another six months to reduce their living expenses. "

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Loga: Ministry wants 60pc of city dwellers to use public transportation by 2020

Malay Mail Online: "KUALA LUMPUR, May 3 — To reduce traffic congestion in the city by 2020, the federal territories ministry is targetting 60 per cent of city folks and 40 per cent of those in rural areas to use public transportation.

Deputy minister, Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan said currently, only 20 per cent of city folks use public transportation in Kuala Lumpur and described it as “very low”."

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

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Free Bus Rides In Johor Baru To Help Rakyat Save Money To Buy Homes

malaysiandigest : ". "With the rising cost of living, the young will get to save more of their income if they use public transportation to get to work. Instead of buying a car, they can save the money to buy a house.

"The inter-city bus service can also reduce the number of cars in the city centre, and this will alleviate congestion," Khaled said in his speech at the launch of the bus service which will have a fleet of 30 buses plying 15 service routes in four municipalities, namely Johor Baru City Council,"

Monday, April 18, 2016

Mass slaughter as cars continue to win war on people

Bangkok Post: news: "The first six days of the "seven dangerous days" of Songkran saw 397 people lose their lives in road crashes across Thailand, a 29.74% jump from last year, with drink-driving remaining the major cause of accidents."