SPAD responds to bus service disruptions

THE Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has swung into action following the disruption of mini-bus services in Taman Garing Utama, Taman Pelangi, Rawang and nearby areas for over a month.

In a statement to StarMetro, SPAD said it had investigated the matter and verified the service disruption in its meeting with Ashaco Sdn Bhd (Ashaco), the operator of the mini buses in the area.

“Our investigation revealed that the service disruption was caused by technical issues.

“The biggest problem was that cars were parked by both sides of the narrow roads, which hampered the buses from entering the required routes.

“SPAD, together with Ashaco, has resolved the issue and reinstated the daily bus service,” the statement said.

The Rawang to Sungai Dua buses (Route T150), which also serve the Taman Pelangi area, was reinstated on March 26 at a frequency of 30 to 45 minutes and with operational hours from 6am to 8.45pm.

The Rawang to Kuala Garing service (Route T152) resumed on March 27 at a frequency of 30 to 45 minutes with daily operational hours from 6am to 8.45 p.m.

For Rawang to Ulu Yam via Batang Kali (Route 158), the service will be provided by Setara Jaya via its Tanjung Malim route.

This service commenced on March 26 with operational hours from 6am to 8.45pm at a frequency of every 30 to 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, the Rawang to Rawang Perdana (Route T151) route has been operational since Feb 2 at a frequency of 30 to 45 minutes from 6am to 8.45pm.

The StarMetro March 23 story on “Residents unhappy over loss of vital bus service” saw the intervention of SPAD to ensure the bus service resumed at several neighbourhoods in Rawang including Taman Garing Utama.

In the report, commuters in Taman Garing Utama and it surroundings were stranded and had no bus service for a month, with some students walking between 2km and 4km to school while others had to take taxi that cost them RM15.

The public can call SPAD Hotline at 1-800-88-7723, e-mail or Twitter: @aduanSPAD if they have feedback on bus service in their areas.

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