In 2002, the government bailed out two privately run LRT systems, which had run into financial difficulties, at a cost of over RM8 billion. That cost of that heavy bailout burden has resulted in the subsequently formed government-owned Prasarana...
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...
The MPPP is looking into extending its trial no-car zone at the Esplanade sea-front promenade to other areas. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=5.421071,100.342373&spn=0.004272,0.005364&z=17&output=embed&w=500&h=400] This is a move in the right direction. It should go hand-in-hand with improved public transport such as buses and trams...
As usual, in any impending privatisation exercise, they only want the profitable bits, while the loss-making or difficult bits remain for the public to bear. In the case of Penang port, Penang Port Sdn Bhd wants to surrender...
RM2 billion terminal - but not enough funds for public transport (Image from penangsentral.com.my) So we are going to have a montrous RM2 billion terminal in Butterworth that is supposed to be the gateway to Penang. This project is supposed to...
The news that tycoon Syed Mokthar Al-Bukhary's Seaport Terminal (Johor) Sdn Bhd has been allowed to take over Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) is disturbing. The Transport Ministry disclosed the latest status of the privatisation in a written parliamentary...
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,...
Blog reader Sam Gopal has this to say: Anil, You have been advocating strongly for a STRONG and WORLD CLASS public transport system. At this very time you are asking the Government to lower petrol prices. Lowering petrol prices will only...
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This is a statement by Penang Forum: It was reported in Star, 20 July 2016, that the Gerakan party in Penang supports Penang Forum’s proposal for a Better, Cheaper and Faster (BCF) transport masterplan. Whilst Penang Forum (PF) welcomes support...

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