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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...
A lot of talk in the media about the RM3.7bn tunnel or a RM1.8bn third Penang bridge. But not much talk about handing over the Penang ferries to the state government. This Bernama report from theSun: Penang govt postpones ferry...
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...
A fine example to set on his first day in office. The son of a bus driver, Sadiq Khan is seen here using the bus and the underground to get to work, something other leaders should emulate to encourage...
The Penang transport masterplan, put out by SRS Consortium, has come up with projected ridership figures for the expensive elevated LRT from Komtar to Penang Airport. What is crucial is whether these ridership figures are realistic or inflated -...
This was part of the discussion with the chief minister which focussed on illegal parking. Media reports described it as a "heated exchange". You be the judge. As has happened in the past, whenever Penang Forum committee members raise...

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