Prasarana must quickly increase the number of ferries in operation after the disastrous experience under the privatised Penang Port Sdn Bhd. This is one the major problems with privatisation: private owners tend to cherry-pick profitable operations (in this case, the...
The state government says the SRS proposal for transport infrastructure needs RM2.3bn in bridging loans. The bridging loan is apparently needed to finance the costs incurred in the first two years - preparation work, feasibility studies for the railway scheme,...
The environmental impact assessment to reclaim 4,500 acres of land off the southern coast of Penang and turn it into three artificial islands is now on public display. But in the first place, is this land reclamation to finance...
So it is finally out. China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which also controls Sweden's Volvo, is acquiring a 49 per cent in ailing Proton Holdings Bhd from DRB-Hicom. The Edge (15-21 May) had earlier reported that the government had...
Not enough emphasis has been placed in our urban planning on dedicated bus-lanes and on streets that would be shared among buses, bicycles and pedestrians. This video is a 'must watch' for all our politicians, mayors, city councillors and...
Most passengers do not have Komtar as their destination and to dedicate huge areas of prime land for platforms of stationed, waiting trains is undesirable, asserts Alex Koenig. German urban planner Alex Koening, who spent many years in Penang,...
Two sets of the RM46bn SRS Consortium transport proposal have been put up on public display at Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town for a month from today. About 10 reporters were waiting at the venue to see who would...
Our guest writer today is Eric Britton, who discusses the land reclamation in southern Penang island, which is linked to the over-the-top SRS proposal for the Penang transport masterplan. Step 1: Dump the land reclamation plan which has no...
This is another piece by Roger Teoh that is worth reading. He expresses more or less the same concerns that Penang Forum has been articulating, but this time from a rigorous academic background in transport studies. So why are...
This is an article by Roger Teoh, who debunks the rationale for building more highways in Penang: This article on the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) is in response to state representative and Penang Island Municipal Council (MBPP) councillor...

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