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Rapid KL Services To Extend Up To 2 Am Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – Rapid KL will extend the Light Rail Transit (LRT), Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Monorel KL and RapidKL bus services tomorrow in conjunction with the closing ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games 2017 and the Merdeka Eve celebration. Rapid KL in a statement today said the LRT service will be extended to…

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Fully Integrated Cashless Payment For All Public Transport By 2019

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government is aiming at fully implementing the Integrated Cashless Payment System (ICPS) for all public transportation in the Klang Valley by 2019. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said this would make it easier for city folk to travel within the Klang Valley. “It is scheduled to be fully implemented…

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Najib: Free MRT, Feeder Bus Rides Until Jan 16

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SUNGAI BULOH: Public transport commuters will be able to enjoy free rides on the first phase of the Klang Valley MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) when it starts operations on Friday. Announcing the good news, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said commuters will be able to ride on the MRT trains and feeder buses…

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All Aboard! Singapore Now To Try Out Self-Driving Buses

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SINGAPORE: Singapore signed an agreement on Wednesday to start testing self-driving buses, as the city-state pushes ahead with its vision of using autonomous technology to help deal with the challenges posed by its limited land and labour. Countries around the world are encouraging the development of such technologies, and high-density Singapore is hoping driverless vehicles…

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One Card For All Public Transport

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PETALING JAYA: A single card will be all you need – and you can ride all rail and bus services in the Klang Valley and park at nearly 4,000 spots at transit stations. Two new integrated transport terminals will also mean ease of travel without having to deal with traffic jams. These are among the…

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Uber And Grabcar Platform To Be Taxed?

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry has no plans to tax Uber and Grabcar drivers but is looking at taxation on the service platform. Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani said this was because the Uber and Grabcar application platform raked in millions of ringgit in profits from their operations in the country. “We (ministry)…

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All Set For Feeder Service To New LRT Stations

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RAPID KL will be offering more than 20 shuttle bus services for the Kelana Jaya and Sri Petaling LRT lines to make it easier for commuters to leave their cars at home. From today, 13 new stations along the Kelana Jaya line, namely Lembah Subang, Ara Damansara, Glenmarie, Subang Jaya, SS15, SS18, USJ7, Taipan, Wawasan,…

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South Korea Hopes To Secure HSR Project And Share Technology

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SEOUL: South Korea will be presenting the most suitable project cost and planning in direct talks with the Malaysian government in an effort to secure the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project. It will also be offering technology transfer by mid-June, said its Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transportation, Kang Ho-in. Having experience in…

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Gemas-JB ETB To Start At Year-end

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BATU PAHAT: The construction of the 197 km Gemas- Johor Baharu electrified double-tracking project (EDTP) costing about RM7 billion is expected to start at year-end and takes three to five years to complete, Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said. “This is a gift to Johor, for which we would see a 10-fold increase…

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Uber Condemns Threat, Intimidation Tactics Directed At Its Drivers

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PETALING JAYA: Uber has strongly condemned the threats and intimidation tactics currently being directed at its drivers and has called on the authorities to take immediate action against those responsible. “We strongly condemn the use of intimidation and violence against our driver partners, including holding our driver partners to ransom by assaulting them and damaging…

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KL-Padang Besar Electric Trains To Start Running Friday

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KUALA KANGSAR: The Electric Train Service (ETS) from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar will start running from Friday. Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said trains would ply the northern route twice daily, with fares from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar priced at RM81. “We have ordered 10 sets of the electric trains, and…

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Parliament: Questionnaires To Test Pilots’ Mental State

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KUALA LUMPUR: Pilots in the country will be tested on their mental and psychological state to ensure passenger safety. Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi  says a standard mental and psychological questionnaire is now being drafted. The Goverment, through the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), has instructed the designated aviation medical examiner and psychologists…

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Malaysia Welcomes Japanese High-Speed Rail Bid

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TOKYO — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak welcomed Japan’s bid to handle his country’s high-speed rail project in a Monday interview with the Nikkei Asian Review. “Japanese shinkansen and rail technology is very competitive,” said Najib, in Japan on an official visit. “I believe Japanese companies can put in a competitive bid.” He said funding,…

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Penang Plans To Set Up Cable Car Service From Island To Mainland

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If riding a cable car to your favourite city is a childhood dream of yours, then you’re in luck. A ‘Penang Sky Cab’ cable car system connecting Penang Sentral in Butterworth to Gat Lebuh Noordin in the island is expected to be completed in 2018. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng  said on Wednesday that…

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Angry Cabbies Challenge Cabinet Order

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Taxi drivers will not obey the Cabinet’s directive to put off the fare hike announced by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to a later date. A group of about 50 taxi dri­vers, representing 22 associations, pledged to continue charging the increased fares until SPAD officially overturns its decision. The group led by Metered Taxi…

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Can,Bus Fare To Increase Starting 1st April

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Is there anything they can’t swindle us on? The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has announced new rates for taxi and express bus fares. The base rate for both Klang Valley and Penang budget taxis remains unchanged at RM3. However, for Teksi1M the base rate goes up from RM3 to a staggering RM4. Distance fares for…

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Public Transport Still Not The Main Choice For The People

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KUALA LUMPUR – Despite of the many highways and expressways that have been built and being built in major cities, traffic jams are only getting worst by the day. It appears that the public still prefer to commute using their own vehicles, in spite of the rising cost of fuel and toll rates, and shun…

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