Tuesday, April 25, 2017
We support the idea of a transport master plan for Penang that is truly environmentally friendly and financially viable. We reject the SRS and Penang state’s proposal for prioritising road building ahead of public transport. We want the state...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B9o1baUaP8 Penang Forum has launched a ‘Better Cheaper Faster' Penang transport masterplan report and website (www.bettercheaperfaster.my) today, 13 July 2016. Penang Forum is pleased to launch our proposed ‘Better Cheaper Faster’ Penang Transport Master Plan and website. This is an initiative...
Penang debate of the year on undersea tunnel: Dap LimHockSengvsGerakanLiangTeckMeng @caringsociety @malaysiakini pic.twitter.com/iJf8YKwlvY— susan loone (@susanloone) June 28, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Just back from the debate at the Caring Society Complex in Penang, and I can't say I was edified or any...
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...
A short comment piece by MBPP councillor Dr Lim Mah Hui: I welcome Roger Teoh’s comments on my article “Road to folly: Will building more roads resolve traffic congestion” as a healthy debate over an issue of great importance. His...
So I have been appointed to the Penang Transport Council. I thank the state government for appointing this "vocal critic" (cough, cough) to the council as a representative of Aliran. It is heartening that the state government has said...
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...
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...
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,...
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