Saturday, April 23, 2016

免费巴士反应佳

nanyang.com 2016年04月22日 - 柔佛 地方新闻 "免费巴士反应佳
在今年4月推出的“柔佛和谐巴士”免费公共交通服务计划,有为期3个月的测试期。
阿都拉帝班迪说,开跑首周就有3000余民众乘搭,反应不俗,搭巴士所需的智能卡也销售不错。
他说,州政府未来会把这项免费巴士服务推广至州内更多地方,例如麻坡、居銮、东甲、永平、峇株巴辖等,但得依据地方政府的能力。"

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."


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Costs of car culture not paid by those who profit from it -- managing distracted drivers

More drink-drivers arrested, 75 vehicles impounded | Bangkok Post: news: "A total of 3,085 people were arrested for drink-driving and 75 of their vehicles impounded at road safety checkpoints during the past three days, April 9-11, National Council for Peace and Order deputy spokeswoman Col Sirichan Ngathong said on Tuesday."

Singapore public transport minister sees end of private car in 20 years

Channel NewsAsia: "“These driving forces are already changing our transport sector in significant ways,” said Mr Khaw. “Changes will be incremental but over 15 years, we shall collectively experience a quantum leap. Private cars will likely start to go the way of horse carriages, if not in 15 years, definitely in 20 or 25 years’ time.”"

Monday, April 11, 2016

In Malaysia, free buses show the way to fight urban sprawl

The Star Online: "“Public transport right now is not convenient. Changing MRT lines is so difficult and it’s not convenient,” she said.

She added that the quality and connectivity for public transport has to be improved to convince more people to use it.

Wong agrees that public transportation is the “key to development in Selangor”.

She said that the state has involved with the construction of MRT and LRT lines, and is working closely with the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to develop bus lanes, bike lanes, and provide free buses.

“We have a very comprehensive free bus service, it shows that public transportation is the way to go,” said Wong."

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Malaysia experience shows the mistake of building rail before buses

New Straits Times : "First came the rail systems, the Putra and Star light rail transit (LRT) and KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd), as well as the ERL (Express Rail Link) to KLIA. Then came the monorail. Feeder buses around commuter trains grew to service the passengers, but it was slow and time consuming. Although the commuter trains were jam-packed during rush hours, the system did not develop in tandem to gain popularity. "