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    While spending some time at KLCC yesterday, I was struck by the huge traffic jam that existed around the bus and taxi stand.

    The reason is that buses, taxis, and cars exiting from the drop off area and the parking garage all converge into these two lanes of traffic.

    I think there are two quick solutions for this problem...

    first, divert all passenger cars away and directly in front of KLCC (unfortunately, this means they have to find another way to get to Jln. Ampang).

    Second, move the rapidKL buses...make Ampang Park the hub, instead of KLCC. Here are my reasons:

    1) Ampang Park is not far away from KLCC so buses could still service KLCC.
    Buses would wait at Ampang Park but go to KLCC to pick up passengers.

    2) There is more space at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak, which is a very wide intersection.

    3) There is room for bus stands on both sides of Jalan Ampang....

    4) There is easier access for buses on Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang,

    5) The LRT Ampang Park station is located under Jalan Ampang at Jalan Tun Razak.

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    New City Shuttle Bus route #116

    I also learned yesterday that rapidKL has introduced a new City Shuttle Route, from KLCC to Pusat Bandar Damansara.

    This route is #116. The fare is RM2 and that would get you unlimited service on the rapidKL City Shuttles. You can also purchase the RM4 Pas Semua for all bus service, on board.

    The last trip from KLCC to Damansara is 6:00 pm. I believe there is a trip back from Damansara but I dont have that detail.

    This looks like a commuter route, to get people living in Damansara to work in KLCC and back to Damansara. It may also be in place to gauge ridership
    ...rapidKL still has those plans for an LRT from Kerinchi to Damansara.

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    information about rapidKL route 116 (KLCC to PB Damansara)

    Here's the information about rapidKL route 116 (KLCC to PB Damansara)

    Buses depart from KLCC and travel along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Tun Ismail (PWTC), Langgak Tunku, Jalan Duta, Jalan Semantan before getting to Pusat Bandar Damansara.

    The return trip is along the same routes, but in reverse direction. The fare is RM2 and the ticket can be used on any City Shuttle bus for a whole day.

    As the routes serve mostly officer workers, the spokesman said buses would depart from KLCC only at the following times: 6.30am, 7am, 7.30am, 8am, 8.30am, 9am, 9.45am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 1pm, 1.45pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm, 5.30pm and 6pm.


    Here is an article about the route 116 City Shuttle service in the Star today

    This service began in early May but no update of the website...

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    Latest update...new service to arrive in Subang and USJ in August

    An article in the Sun newspaper has given more information about the plans for the restructuring of the rapidKL bus services.

    The next area to be restructured (called area 4) will be the southeast and south-south east areas of KL, meaning specifically Sg. Besi, Cheras, Ulu Langat, and points between. These buses will use the KL Sentral and Maluri hubs.

    There will also be an express bus service to putrajaya from KL Sentral, at RM4 (unlimited travel).

    This restructuring will take place beginning July 1.

    Area 5 restructuring will begin in August, probably August 1. Area 5 will include Seri Petaling, Puchong, Subang Jaya, and South PJ.

    Area 6 restructuring will begin in August as well, probably August 16 or 31 (judging by the pattern seen so far). Area 6 will include north PJ, Damansara, Shah Alam, Glenmarie, and Klang.

    So, Subang and USJ are Area5. Judging by what has been done in Area 3 and Area 2, Area 5 can expect 3-4 new trunk bus routes (Bas Utama, RM2) and about 30 new local bus routes beginning with the number 5 (bas tempatan, RM1).

    There will be a mix of the new and the old buses. I have already seen some of these buses testing out routes in USJ and Subang Jaya. If you see a rapidKL bus with a GREEN circle on the back it is a local bus (bas tempatan), while a BLUE circle means a trunk bus (bas utama). RED circle is the KL City Shuttle(Bas Bandaraya).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllUrban
    There will be a mix of the new and the old buses. I have already seen some of these buses testing out routes in USJ and Subang Jaya. If you see a rapidKL bus with a GREEN circle on the back it is a local bus (bas tempatan), while a BLUE circle means a trunk bus (bas utama). RED circle is the KL City Shuttle(Bas Bandaraya).
    In addition, the new express buses will have an ORANGE circle.

    Service in AREA 4 (south-east of KL) will start tomorrow, July 1.

    the quote below is taken from the Star newspaper.

    “The new service on two non-stop express lines plies between Putrajaya and Jalan Tun Sambanthan at a 15-minute frequency and from Kajang to Jalan Tun Sambantan every 10 minutes,” said Rapid KL chief executive officer Rein Westra at the launch of Rapid KL’s new Area Four bus network system on Monday at Putrajaya Sentral.

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    Of possible interest to puchong, sri petaling, and damansara residents

    The new rapidKL bus service has begun operations in Area 4 which is SE of KL down to Putrajaya and Kajang.

    Of some interest to people living in Damansara and Sri Petaling and Puchong are the following routes:

    Route T43 is a limited stop trunk bus (bas utama) route from Bandar Utama to Putrajaya. It makes 3 stops between Bandar Utama (1 Utama mall) and Putrajaya (Putrajaya Sentral, aka the Western Transport Terminal).

    These stops are at Damansara Uptown, Kelana Jaya LRT, and IOI Mall.

    Also worth noting are the many new local bus (bas tempatan) routes from Bandar Bukit Jalil and Sri Petaling to Sri Petaling and Bukit Jalil LRT stations.

    Subang Jaya, Puchong, USJ, and PJ will receive new service next month as part of Area 5

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    Does T43(is this the bus number?) stops at Tesco Puchong? how frequent is the bus?

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    Hi n

    T43 is the route number.

    The Trunk bus (bas utama) routes are limited stop routes. Currently T43 does not stop at tesco puchong.

    Next month rapidKL will introduce local bus service in Area 5 (Puchong, USJ, Subang and south PJ).

    Usually there are about 30 - 35 local bus routes included for each area....so I am sure that beginning next month (Aug 1 or 16) you will be able to catch a local bus from IOI Mall that runs along the LDP and stops at each of those different shopping areas.

    IOI Mall will be one of the bus interchanges...others will probably be Summit, Subang Parade/Carrefour/KTM Subang Jaya, Sunway Pyramid, etc.

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    Feature in the Star about new Area 4 bus service

    The Star Newspaper has featured a report on the new rapidKL restructured bus service in Area 4 (Cheras, Putrajaya, Kajang) in the Metro Section on Monday July 10, 2006.

    There are 3 articles as part of the feature, which are:

    * We’ve connected the suburbs to the city, says CEO
    * Tiring three-bus trip for Cheras folks
    * Going gets tough on new system

    Most of the articles are not positive about the restructured system...because it is more complicated, the waiting for buses can be long, and because many people dont like transferring buses.

    However, it is worth it to read about the issues since the new service will arrive in Area 5 and Area 6 in August.

    (Area 5 is the area south of the Federal Highway from KL to Klang, including Subang, USJ, parts of PJ, etc. Area 6 is the area north of the Federal Highway from KL to Klang, including Shah Alam, Damansara, much of PJ, etc.)

    In my opinion, I support the transfer based service but I believe that there are ways to improve the service. In any case, the companies like Metrobus etc will still offer service in the traditional way direct into the city centre.

    I hope the information proves to be useful to you.

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    Some information about local shuttles in Area 5 (Puchong)

    The information given is taken from the Star article at the link below

    http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story...13&sec=central

    For the new area 5 service, which should arrive in September, the local interchanges in the Puchong Area will be at

    Bintang Taman Kinrara
    IOI Mall
    Puchong Utama

    These are the points where the local buses (Green board, bas tempatan) will be meeting the Trunk buses (Blue board, bas utama) which will take you to KL, Damansara, or Putrajaya.

    Route 506 and 507 lead to Bintang Taman Kinrara,
    Route 509 and 511 to IOI,
    Route 510, 512, 514, and 515 all lead to Puchong Utama

    Here is a list of some of the local bus routes (Green board, bas tempatan)

    Route 505 : Bukit Kuchai to Honda or Shell station at Batu Tiga, Jalan Klang Lama;
    Route 506 : Puchong Jaya or Taman Kinrara;
    Route 507 : Bandar Kinrara;
    Route 508 : Wawasan Puchong to Puchong Jaya;
    Route 509 : Puchong Utama;
    Route 510 and 511 : Puchong Prima;
    Route 514 : Putra Perdana;
    Route 515 : Pulau Meranti
    Route 542 : Putra Heights to USJ 8 (Taipan).

    The two additional to be launched later this year end are:

    Route 512 : Taman Puchong Emas
    Route 513 : Puchong Utama to Bukit Puchong.

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    23/8/06 Front page pullout section of the Sun

    Hi All

    For those of you who might be interested, today's The Sun newspaper has a front page pull out advertisement showing off the rapidKL City Shuttle service.

    The second page of the pull out has a map of the City Shuttle system which can be useful.

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    Invitation to Briefing on RapidKL Bus Service in Parliament Kelana Jaya

    Folks, I received this in my mail and thought I just share with those who are interested. Basically, our MP is inviting residents in his constituency to a briefing of RapidKL's service and upgradation in our area and to provide more info for those affected. Well, wow, it is heartening to note our MP has us all in mind with regards to our transportation woes here. Kudos YB Loh!


    Tuan/Puan,

    JEMPUTAN MENGHADIRI TAKLIMAT MENGENAI PELANCARAN
    PERKHIDMATAN BAS DI KAWASAN PARLIMEN KELANA JAYA


    Dengan segala hormatnya dimaklumkan bahawa Pusat Perkhidmatan Ahli Parlimen Kawasan Kelana Jaya dengan kerjasama Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RAPID KL) akan mengadakan suatu sesi taklimat khasnya untuk penduduk kawasan Parlimen Kelana Jaya.

    2. Taklimat ini bertujuan memberi penerangan tentang perkhidmatan yang akan disediakan oleh RAPID KL, dalam usaha untuk mempertingkatkan sistem pengangkutan awam di Lembah Kelang termasuk kawasan Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya, USJ dan Bandar Sunway. Butiran taklimat adalah seperti berikut:

    Tarikh : 3hb September 2006 (Ahad)
    Masa : 3:00 petang
    Tempat : Pusat Cornerstone Doulos
    No. 1-27 – 1-29, Jalan PJS 9/1A, Lagoon Perdana,
    Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya.


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    Penang looks to KL for bus solutions
    The New Straits Times
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    By Sharanjit Singh


    GEORGE TOWN: Having failed to improve the public bus service on the island for years, the Penang Government is now looking to Kuala Lumpur for help.

    Yesterday, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, who had been under the spotlight for failing to resolve the public bus problems in the State, said:

    "It is obvious that our April 1 plan to revamp the public bus service on the island has not worked out.

    "We are now formulating a new strategy and we hope to introduce a system similar to the one in Kuala Lumpur soon."

    More details click here
    http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/n...le/local1_html

    So far, this is the only sensible statement made by the ineffective Chief Minister, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon on trying to resolve the transportation system in Penang. Our forumer AllUrban at this moment is in Penang and will be there for a week and I understand his reason for being there is to study the failed system which by now have attracted global attention he being a Canadian. I am from Penang and so far Dr. Koh has not impressed me one bit with his administration. In fact UMNO Youths should not have suggested the rotation of the CM position but rather demand a change of the ineffective CM. At least they will get more support than condemnation for suggesting the rotation system. Luckily, Dr Koh did not suggest a Lawatan Sambil Belajar trip to Eygpt to study how the ancient Eygptians moves blocks of stones to build the pyramid which he thinks the same principle apply. If he has the political will, he can even move mountain instead of just blocks of stone. I think he cries wolves too often when he should realise that it is not the wolves going after him but asses. He has been giving failures too many chances and like the Hokkien saying "till they climb over his head and shiit on it!

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    Penang looks to KL for bus solutions
    wanna improve why wanna learn walk sideway like KL crab, they are not any better, go and learn from Singapore bus system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllUrban
    ...Most of the articles are not positive about the restructured system...because it is more complicated, the waiting for buses can be long, and because many people dont like transferring buses....
    My opinion on this is that Malaysians are too lazy to walk. They like to be carried to their door-steps.

    The whole idea of the bus-transfers is because they restrict the buses to serve within small loops. Hence a commuter has to change buses in order to join the next loop. Having small loops make sense because the buses get back to their starting points to pick up more passengers rather than to have convoys of buses carrying people from the suburbs to the city center.

    People are resistant to change. They cannot see that their previous bus woes were due to these buses getting stuck in KL and jamming the city streets.

    My opinion is to allow the RapidKL system time to mature. I believe it will work, once the kinks are ironed out.

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