We do need a transit system from George Town to the airport but not in the way the Penang transport masterplan envisages. It is not appropriate for a world heritage site or its vicinity to have raised transport infrastructure,...
Photos have been circulating of cracks on the hlll-slope roads leading to the Vale of Temp. Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about cracks on the road to Batu Ferringhi, not too far from where the sections of...
The new KL to Padang Besar electric train service opens today. Most people are excited about it. But wait... Unfortunately, little news is available about the stops in Butterworth, Penang or other major towns. In fact, most news reports failed...
In the months before the general election in 2013, the DAP vowed it would go ahead with the tunnel if it was returned to helm the state government. It was a juicy carrot to dangle before voters tired of...
... most people in KL and Penang are unaware of the new service or the train schedules and fares. The new electric trains, which cruise at around 110-140km/hr on the Butterworth to KL route, give commuters a real alternative to...
I think the problem is that the more expensive the masterplan that the consortium comes up with, the more PDP (project delivery fees) it will be able to charge at 6 per cent of project costs and the more...
While certain people are getting hot under the collar over the use of the word Allah, Proton, which was privatised to Syed Mokhtar Albukhary's DRB-Hicom in 2012, continues to receive close to RM200m in "government R&D grants" (public money),...
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...
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...
When Halcrow first came up with its transport masterplan, the projected cost of implementing the Penang masterplan was reported to be RM27bn. This figure included the RM6bn-plus for the tunnel and three highways (under Zenith), which was the state...

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