UiTM students can now take free bus

Amirudin touring Terminal 17 with Haris (right) after the official launch.

UNIVERSITI Teknologi Mara (UiTM) students can now travel to their campus for free thanks to five additional stops added to the existing Smart Selangor bus SA04 route.

The route, launched in 2017, has 52 stops and operates from 6am to 10pm daily.

It starts at Shah Alam’s Terminal 17 bus hub and goes to the Padang Jawa KTM station.

The five new stops are Hentian Mawar, Hentian FSKM, Hentian Seroja, Hentian Perindu and Hentian Anggerik.

“We want to provide free transportation to encourage students to use public transportation, ” said Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim.

He added that this was in line with Shah Alam City Council’s (MBSA) goal of becoming a public transportation friendly and low carbon city by 2030.

MBSA is allocating RM1.4mil a year for the SA04 route.

As of August, 8,697,171 passengers used the free bus to travel on seven routes around the city.

“We will launch the SA07 and SA08 routes later this year and SA09 next year, ” Haris said, adding that 91% of users are Malaysian.

The additional stops to SA04 were launched by Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari, together with the Terminal 17 bus station which has been operating since May 1. – By BRENDA CH’NG

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