Thursday, February 13, 2014

Free bus route planned for Petaling Jaya

Project to show feasibility of using public transport in the city - Community | The Star Online: "IF EVERYTHING goes as planned, Petaling Jaya residents will be able to use a free bus service by the middle of this year.

The 28.2km route will start from the bus terminal in Jalan PJS 3/11 and will serve the Kampung Dato Harun KTM station, Asia Jaya LRT and Sections 14 and 16. Other areas covered include the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and PJ Old Town.

...PJS 2 Taman Dato Harun Residents Association chairman Shamsury Joha also hopes the new buses will reduce the number of cars on the road. “During the morning rush hour, there are a lot of single-occupant vehicles,” he noted.

Seksyen 1B Rukun Tetangga chairman Kok Kuan Yong was concerned about how genuine Petaling Jaya residents would be identified for eligibility. “Many people come to Petaling Jaya for work or run errands. “Even if you use assessment records, how are you going to identify the children of houseowners?” asked Kok.

It would be better, he said, if the service was free for everyone."

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