Check out Taiwan's first street-level light rail or modern tram sytem. The cost of the entire project is NT$16.5bn (RM2.0bn) for 22.1km with 37 stops. This works out to RM90m/km. And, I would imagine, costs of materials, labour, fuel...
From an initial estimate of US$4.6bn to the current estimate of US$6.7bn (RM27.3bn) and counting - a huge cost overrun for Hawaii's 20-mile (32.2km) elevated rail system. The RM27.3bn price tag works out to a staggering RM847m/km and, when completed,...
There aren't that many monorail systems in Europe. One of the few is in Moscow - and it is bleeding red ink, burdening taxpayers. This is Vukan R Vuchic, a public transport expert, professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and...
MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui has written the following comment piece: Conventional belief is wrong Conventional belief has it that widening roads will reduce traffic congestion. This is still the mindset of our engineers and political leaders. But conventional...
China is embracing light rail in a big way. Check out this report here. Step forward light rail systems, the construction costs of which are 20-30% of a metro, with a similar wave of construction and development now underway across...