Personally, i hope the all day pass on their bus still prevails after this...Public Transport Commission Proposed
KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 (Bernama) -- The Cabinet Committee on Public Transportation (JKMPA) Wednesday suggested the setting up of a national level Public Transport Commission to ensure more effective supervision and monitoring of the country's public transportation service.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who chaired the committee meeting Wednesday, said the proposal would be fine-tuned further in all aspects at the next JKMPA meeting scheduled to be held in two months.
The single commission is being proposed as currently there are 13 ministries and agencies involved in the issuance of licenses, planning, supervision and enforcement, he said.
"The JKMPA feels that under such a fragmented situation, it is only proper that we focus on a single authority so that the supervision and development of the public transportation system can be carried out in a more coordinated and effective manner throughout the country," Najib said after chairing the meeting at the Parliament here Wednesday.
Najib said the proposal of JKMPA will be taken to the Cabinet level for approval after all aspects of the proposal is looked into at the next JKMPA meeting.
Najib said the meeting also decided to make some adjustments on the price of ticket for the Rapid KL (Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd).
He said the move on Rapid KL was taken as the price of the ticket was subsidised by the government.
JKMPA has also taken into consideration the problems faced by bus companies, especially in the Federal Territory in connection with Rapid KL, he said.
"Therefore JKMPA has decided that Rapid KL will not charge the subsidised rate, in short they will not be competing with other private bus companies on an unequal footing.
"This measure will be taken immediately and at the same time we will be studying Rapid KL's role on whether it can complement the other local transportation companies," he said.
Asked on whether there will be a rise in the price of the Rapid KL ticket following the government's move, Najib said: "There will be slight adjustment, it will not be fair for us to use the money from tax payers to subsidise Rapid KL....We will make an announcement soon."
He said the measure was also part of the government's move to streamline its subsidy policy.
Najib said the government will study the matter carefully so that it does not burden consumers.
"The principle we will use is if the transportation system is used by those from the higher and middle income category, we may not control but we will liberalise it and fix a minimum price for the ticket.
"For those from the lower income group using the transport system, we will control directly," he said.
RapidKL is the operator of the main public transportation system in the Klang Valley, providing its services through an integrated network of railway and bus systems.
Besides operating a network of 161 bus routes, the company also operates the Kelana Jaya Monorail (previously known as PUTRA) and the Ampang Monorail (previously known as STAR).
A total of four million commuters use the company's integrated transportation system weekly, travelling via its network of 908 buses and 48 railway stations everyday.
^^ Eh can u explain waht this digital timetable all abt ? :banana: Departing time or Arrival time :?
Mana boleh naik bas dalam Sentral lagi ?? Kan kena lintas ke Monorail kalau nak naik bas ke Shah Alam/Subang /Klang ??
Kalau saya tak cuba ...kan lagi tak tahu... they need more frequency... the bus is OK but should realize of services for rapid taking a bus as its name!
P.S. KL bus stop in urban area is poor looking! Can't believe it's KL!!!
yang pelik lagi semasa balik dari Sunway lagoon to KL sentral pula...saya naik U76 ...bila sampai Carefour Pasar Raya Besar through its route... pemandu kereta suruh turun kat bus stop di hadapan Carefour (ada 3 orang dalam kereta incd me)...lepas tu saya tengok dia turun minum coffe starbuck di kawasan tu.....ingat dia nak pulang...tapi tak...tapi kamu orang tahu tak orang makin ramai datang tunggu nak naik bus tu...so saya buat putusan naik bus U67 (saya tengok ada destinasi ke KL Sentral juga) pulang ke KL Sentral (nasib baik lah ada bus datang..itu pun saya kena tunggu selama 50 minit)...sakit hati lah tunggu mamat tu SIGH! hno:
SEBENARNYA SAYA ADA GAMBAR BOLEH BUAT CERITA..KAMU ORANG NAK TENGOK TAK?
bad or good news???so the KL monorail will be renamed as RapidKL monorail??or titiwangsa line???hehehe:lol::lol::nuts:
mmmmmm...what about the cost by adding the current 2 cars to 4 cars??mantainence??:gossip::grouphug:
Recently, the Ministry of Transport announced that it would push ahead with breaking down KTMB into different companies, namely asset owners (owning the tracks and trains and stations and workshops) and operators (to operate the trains and stations). This would be a continuation of the stalled corporatization (and eventual privatization) plans for KTMB. The Minister of Transport mentioned from Italy that it might be useful to bring in competitors for KTMB. Presumably the presence of more competition would lead to improved service.