Friday, November 4, 2011

First make buses free, get rid of cars, then build rail

Huge transit project hits rough patch | Free Malaysia Today: "Officials insist the project must move forward.
“If we do not have the MRT, I can tell you by the year 2020 this city will be choked,” Idris Jala, who heads an office spearheading Najib’s economic growth plans, was quoted as saying by the official Bernama news agency.
But Rajiv Rishyakaran of public transport advocacy group Transit said questions surround the project, adding that the affair highlights an emerging spirit of civic action in Malaysia.
“(Before), people just accepted what the government was doing. Now the demands for greater transparency and accountability are much higher,” he said.
“We are still on square one when it comes to transparency. There is a lot of mess because it’s a very rushed project. It wasn’t planned properly,” he added."

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