As part of a new vision for Malaysia, some are already imagining a changed physical landscape that would involve the people reclaiming our streets from cars. Jeyakumar Devaraj reports.
Valuable lessons can be learnt from other societies where humanity towards people with disabilities is not a ‘one-off’ but a way of life. Angeline Loh reports from Ireland.
We need to bring together a coalition of individuals and groups who are committed to sustainable public transport and put it on the national agenda, asserts Jeyakumar Devaraj.
Expensive transport solutions may not be suitable for Penang. Only with decent information in place, reduced road congestion by proper planning and a bit of driving etiquette can the bus system become a valid alternative to private cars, says Florian Ladage.
Yap Soo Huey urges us to hop on a bus to reduce congestion. Decongesting traffic, she says, is just a state of mind.
Trepidation overwhelms Mustafa K Anuar as he comes to terms with the New Year – an anxiety borne out of various episodes over the last year.
welcomes and appreciates the Penang state government’s extension of
support to the Citizens for Public Transport (Cepat) in their
campaign for an efficient and affordable public transport system in
The lack of a efficient public transport system in Penang has become a major election issue. Instead of improving the efficiency of the bus system and providing more buses, the government seems intent on blowing RM3.4 billion on an expensive monorail system. Choong Sim Poey responds to this development on behalf of Cepat, a coalition calling for improved public transport.
Angeline Loh describes a long overdue meeting between the Citizens for Public Transport (Cepat) and the chief of the Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) – a meeting which provided little hope and came 15 years too late for Penang’s bus system (or rather, bus chaos).
Aliran views the Federal government’s latest attempt to resolve Penang’s public transport woes by introducing RapidPenang (an arm of RapidKL) as a plaster job on a lesion that requires surgery.