Friday, December 26, 2014

Brunei to start BRT and add 170 buses

AsiaOne : "In the master plan and white paper, the bus system will face the most changes and improvements with a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system planned, as buses constitute as the main means of public transport in Brunei.

The new BRT system will incorporate four lines across the Brunei-Muara district with a total of 48km of bus lanes, and a frequency of four minutes between each bus.

The new system also targets a total of 126 BRT buses that would run 29,000 trips during the morning peak hours and a total of 228,000 trips per day.

The current bus system would also be enhanced to create a BRT bus feeder system that supports the BRT system, taking passengers to stops not in the BRT lines.

The current bus fleet of 105 buses, in 2013, will also be increased to a total of 275 buses with average bus headway of 10 minutes and a total of 8,000 bus trips during morning peak hours, which is an increase from less than 1000 in 2013."

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Solution for Penang, make all buses free

Traffic jams won’t stop Penangites from using cars - The Malaysian Insider: "There are more than two million registered vehicles in the state but the population is only more than 1.6 million, according to Chow Kon Yeow, the state executive councillor in charge of traffic management.

Only 6% of Penang's population uses public buses – a figure that was still low although ridership had been increasing yearly."

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Privatized #publictransit encourages risk-taking with peoples lives

The Jakarta Post: "Emanuel said that the current setoran system urged the drivers to drive recklessly. Most drivers tend to “compete” with one another in order to get more passengers and as a result receive more money to take home. Many accidents happen in the city because public transportation drivers drive recklessly."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PT Adaro help with 8 public transportation

Sarawak Daily News: "Tanjung, South Kalimantan: PT Adaro Indonesia through its Corporate Social Responsibility handed eight public minivan to the Government of Tabalong, in order to support the free public transportation for students and teachers, Antaranews reported.

The company PR, Hikmatul Amin, here on Monday, said eight Suzuki APV cars for public transport are contribution of PT Adaro and its sub-contractors, namely PT Sapta Indera Sejati (SIS), Pamapersada Nusantara, PT Buma and PT Rahman Abdijaya.

“The eight units of public transport is a concern from companies to support local government programs to provide free transport services, especially for teachers and students,” said Hikmatul."