Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Penang needs more #publictransit - congestion is too much

malaysiandigest: "Traffic congestion along the main roads in George Town and satellite towns such as Bayan Lepas, Air Itam and also in Bukit Mertajam on the mainland, is a growing problem that the PR state government has been grappling with.

The tram system is one of the proposed alternative public transport systems that the state hopes to implement but the authority to set up and licence a public transportation system lies under the Transport Ministry."

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Transjakarta buses "should focus on public services and not be burdened by revenue targets"

Waiting in vain: Bus users wait for Transjakarta buses at a bus stop in Grogol, West Jakarta, in May 2013. The buses often arrive late as many motorists use the dedicated lane to avoid traffic congestion. (JP/P.J. Leo)
The Jakarta Post: "Responding to that plan, Darmaningtyas said bus operations would improve because the bureaucratic process would be much shorter if the BLU became a BUMD. However, he said that if the administration and the council were serious about the plan, the enterprise should focus on public services and not be burdened by revenue targets."