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Rapid KL City Shuttle
KL's new commuting trend in the heart of the city. Unlimited day travel for just RM2


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I've ever seen that mamat before at KL Sentral! He's at information desk!
Dates for RapidKL commuters
Saturday September 13, 2008
By YIP YOKE TENG
TheStar



A gesture of appreciation: Suffian handing out the
`Care Package’ to commuters at the KL Sentral bus hub.

RAPIDKL commuters had a pleasant surprise on Wednesday evening during peak hours when the public transport provider’s chief executive officer Suffian Baharuddin visited the stations personally to hand out the “Care Packages”.

Clad in RapidKL uniform, Suffian stationed himself alongside his employees at the KL Sentral bus hub and LRT station before Buka Puasa.

The “Care Package” contains dates and bottled water. A total of 10,992 packages will be distributed to commuters from now until Sep 18 at the main bus and LRT stations in Kuala Lumpur.

“In a very small way, we are showing our appreciation to our loyal customers during this holy month of Ramadan,” he said.

“We hope the spirit of Ramadan can be shared by all Malaysians regardless of race and religion and bring us closer together,” he added.
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Bus drivers ignoring the disabled
By YIP YOKE TENG


SOME Malaysians seem to have forgotten the term “caring society”, which was enthusiastically promoted by the Government a few years ago.

It is said that bus drivers are among those who have turned a blind eye towards the needy, just to avoid the hassle.

A disabled person who only wants to be known as Rebecca has much to share about this.

The 54-year-old, who is semi-paralysed and needs assistance to board the public bus, said she had been ignored by bus drivers many times.

The senior citizen, who is single and lives alone, strives to be independent but the public transportation has posed a difficult challenge.

“The RapidKL bus drivers refuse to take me, they just drive past as though they did not see me. This morning alone, three drivers ignored me,” said the woman from Sanpeng Flats, who visited The Star’s Kuala Lumpur office to highlight her plight.

“I have complained to the officers at the bus stations and they just nod but I there is no change in the situation,’’ she said.

Beautiful Gate director Pastor Sia Siew Chin said they used to receive similar complaints from the disabled community but such cases had decreased over the past few years.

However, she said that disabled persons had difficulty using public transport even though RapidKL had allocated 100 disabled-friendly buses.

“The buses wheelchair ramp is too short and steep for us to board the bus. The only way around it is if the ramp is placed on a raised platform, but our bus stops do not facilitate that,” she added.

She said the disabled community had brought the matter up on numerous occasions but could only see the bus operator and local council passing the problem among themselves.

RapidKL chief executive officer Suffian Baharuddin said the company had engaged NGOs and disabled groups in an effort to come out with ways to serve the community better.

He added that the company and the groups recognised the lack of barrier-free amenities and had urged the local authorities to take the necessary measures.

As for disabled-persons ignored by bus drivers, he said the company took the matter seriously but needed the necessary information, including plate number, time and location from the passengers to identify the irresponsible drivers.
Pemandu RapidKL suka marah?


PEMANDU bas tidak sewajarnya bertindak memarahi penumpang, apatah lagi warga emas semasa menyediakan perkhidmatan kepada orang ramai.

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KUALA LUMPUR – Masih ramai yang tidak berpuas hati dengan perkhidmatan bas disediakan oleh Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn. Bhd. (Rapid- KL) apabila rata-rata pengguna mendakwa mereka pernah diherdik serta dimarahi pemandu bas berkenaan walaupun hanya bertanyakan sesuatu.
Lebih menyakitkan hati, ada antara mereka pernah melihat pemandu bas tersebut memarahi golongan lebih tua kerana bertanyakan tentang destinasi yang ingin ditujuinya.

Bagi seorang pelajar kolej, Asyraf Ahmad, 18, berkata, kejadian seumpama itu tidak sepatutnya berlaku lebih-lebih lagi ke atas seorang tua berumur dalam lingkungan 50-an.

“Saya tidak faham kenapa pemandu ini nak marah kepada orang yang lebih tua kerana dia sepatutnya mengambil berat setiap penumpang dan memastikannya dapat menaiki bas dengan selamat.

“Bukannya dengan marah-marah apabila penumpang bertanyakan sesuatu,” katanya.

Asyraf menambah, pemandu bas terbabit perlu mengubah sikapnya dan perlu memberikan perkhidmatan terbaik supaya setiap penumpang yang mengguna- kan perkhidmatan bas RapidKL berpuas hati.

“Kadang-kadang kita faham, mereka terpaksa melayan pelbagai kerenah penumpang, tetapi jika nak marah setiap masa tidak mengenal tempat itu bukanlah satu perkara yang baik untuk imej syari- katnya,” jelas beliau.

Tinjauan Kosmo! di sekitar Pasar Seni dan Perhentian Bas Klang mendapati, keadaan sebaliknya pula berlaku apabila kebanyakan pemandu bas dilihat bersikap profesional semasa menjalankan tugas.

Sebelum ini, Kosmo! menerima aduan daripada penumpang RapidKL melalui ruangan khidmat pesanan ringkas (SMS) yang tidak berpuas hati dengan layanan seorang pemandu bas RapidKL di Pasar Seni kerana sesuka hati mengherdik dan memarahi penumpang.
Pandan Perdana residents unhappy with RapidKL bus service
By PRIYA MENON


THE residents of Pandan Perdana are not happy with the RapidKL bus services in their housing area. They have to wait more than an hour for the buses to arrive.

“The bus from the Jaya Jusco Maluri to Pandan Perdana never comes on schedule, it’s supposed to be between 15 minutes and half an hour.

“But, nowadays we find ourselves waiting for more than an hour,” said resident Aiman Sawari, 45.

Aiman said the bus drivers should be more considerate especially during the month of Ramadan when Muslims need to get back home in time to break fast.


One hour wait: Residents are hoping the buses would arrive sooner.

According to the residents there are four 327 buses that are supposed to make their rounds throughout the day in Pandan Perdana.

“The buses come on time in the mornings but what about in the evenings when everybody needs to get home?” asked Aiman.

Another resident, Ng See Ching, 60 said that a trip to the Pudu market takes three to four hours.

“We have to take two RapidKL buses, one from here to the Maluri station and from there we have to take another to Pudu, which costs RM3,”said Ng.

She was disappointed that there was no direct bus service to town that’s less time consuming. A ticket from Pandan Perdana to Maluri station costs RM1 and from Maluri to Pudu the fare is RM2.

“Why can’t they have more frequent buses to KL and charge us only RM2 for the entire journey?” Ng added.

Ng said that the population of Pandan Perdana has increased considerably because college students have moved into the area, so the bus services have to be frequent to cater for the people’s need.

Pandan Perdana Residents Asso-ciation president Lim Ah Chai said he had complained several times to RapidKL about the delay in buses however, the changes only lasted a couple of weeks.

“Our children who study near KL Plaza finish school at 12.30 but they only get home at 3.30 pm and most of the time the buses are so packed,” Lim said.

On another matter, Lim asked residents who own properties in the area to begin applying for their strata titles. “Developers who fail to issue strata titles have already been warned about facing legal action, so please apply soon,” he said.
That's what all people want. Efficient service with cheap price. Don't they realize that these two things don't come together..... Easier said than done.
Pandan Perdana residents unhappy with RapidKL bus service

She was disappointed that there was no direct bus service to town that’s less time consuming. A ticket from Pandan Perdana to Maluri station costs RM1 and from Maluri to Pudu the fare is RM2.

“Why can’t they have more frequent buses to KL and charge us only RM2 for the entire journey?” Ng added.
No, it can be done. With proper city-planning, ie. high density neighbourhoods, and with the bulk of people taking a convenient mass transit, this is achievable. Of course, the government must have the political will to invest it in the first place. It is like a business, eg. Ikea. When I have the masses buying my products, I can sell the items cheaper.
That's what all people want. Efficient service with cheap price. Don't they realize that these two things don't come together..... Easier said than done.
I don't think Ikea business model is a good analogy to be used on public transport. Mass don't necessarily drive the cost down.

Taking trains in Tokyo and London, for example, would not really be considered as cheap eventhough both systems have the mass.

A 30 minute trip on a JR train costs a commuter almost RM25. A trip of similar duration on KTM train would only cost around RM2.50. Even after you consider cost of living in both cities, these two costs still wouldn't add up. Either KTM is so ridiculously cheap or JR is too insanely high.

The only reason why millions and millions of commuters would still use the JR service everyday is because car park charge in Tokyo metro area is ridiculously high, and not because the train ride is cheap. Commuters have no other choice.
No, it can be done. With proper city-planning, ie. high density neighbourhoods, and with the bulk of people taking a convenient mass transit, this is achievable. Of course, the government must have the political will to invest it in the first place. It is like a business, eg. Ikea. When I have the masses buying my products, I can sell the items cheaper.
RapidKL sedia khidmat bas 24 jam


PETALING JAYA: Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) menyediakan perkhidmatan bas perantara yang beroperasi 24 jam dari Hentian Puduraya ke terminal bas sementara di Bukit Jalil di sini, selama sebulan bermula 15 September lalu sempena Aidilfitri.

Pengurus Besar Komunikasi RapidKL, Ebi Azly Abdullah, berkata perkhidmatan bas perantara dengan tambang RM3 itu beroperasi selama 24 jam dengan kekerapan bas dijadualkan setiap 15 minit antara 6 pagi sehingga 12 tengah malam dan setiap satu jam selepas 12 tengah malam hingga 6 pagi keesokannya.

“Kami menyediakan perkhidmatan bas ini bagi memenuhi keperluan warga kota yang menggunakan pengangkutan awam dari terminal bas sementara Bukit Jalil untuk pulang ke kampung,” katanya dalam kenyataan di sini, semalam.

Laluan pergi bermula di Hentian Puduraya-Jalan Cheng Lock-Jalan Tun Sambanthan-Jalan Istana-Lebuhraya KL-Seremban-Lebuhraya Shah Alam-Bukit Jalil, manakala laluan balik dari Bukit Jalil-Lebuhraya KL Seremban-Jalan Sungai Besi-Jalan Loke Yew-Jalan Hang Tuah-Jalan Pudu-Hentian Puduraya.

Untuk keterangan lanjut, pengguna boleh melayari laman web www.rapidkl.com.my dan memberi maklum balas melalui [email protected] atau hubungi Helpline di talian 03-76256999 dari Isnin hingga Jumaat jam 8.30 pagi hingga 5.30 petang. - Bernama
New info about a DBKL Town Shuttle

New info about a DBKL Town Shuttle


DBKL has proposed and is working on a town shuttle for the inner city areas of KL.

The town shuttle will have 1 route serving as a feeder through the main areas of KL. There will be two directions of service but they will not use the same route because of the 1-way roads.

The following areas will be served:

DBKL HQ, Chow Kit, Hospital KL, Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Bukit Bintang, Pudu, Chinatown, Merdeka Sq. and DBKL HQ again.

Buses are to be NGV/CNG buses which are fully accessible and the DBKL will look at buying the buses or allowing a local operator to operate the service under contract.

More info to come.

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RapidKL To Reduce Bus Frequency During Hari Raya
September 29, 2008 18:34 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) will reduce the frequency of its bus services between Sept 27 and Oct 7 due to the anticipated lower demand during Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

RapidKL said in a statement that although the bus services would be available for all routes, the frequency would be adjusted to suit the reduced demand.

But it will temporary halt the bus services serving government offices and institutions of higher learning. -- BERNAMA
Fewer buses




KUALA LUMPUR: Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) will reduce the frequency of its bus service until Oct 7.

The buses to government offices and institutions of higher learning will also not be in service. The routes are B115, T229, T423, T526, T527, T528, T603, T604, T605, T629, T618 and U83. -- Bernama
by shin_arkhangel

what's the rational of putting the aluminium wall?
"arrival from Sri Petaling" ataupun "departure to Sri Petaling " ?

In KL Sentral all buses are going inward to Pasar Seni kan ?
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by shin_arkhangel

what's the rational of putting the aluminium wall?
Maybe it's for safety first in the new coming project of Lot G! :)

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