I am glad to see that City Hall is concerned about the state of public transport in Kuala Lumpur.
The need for co-ordination and better public transport services is becoming more and more obvious. City Hall has recognised that it will have to provide the leadership to improve this vital public service.
City Hall should identify transport routes in the Federal Territory that have strong potential for public transit growth and assign the public transit companies to provide services on these routes.
Developers should also be encouraged to develop projects along these routes, because public transit access leads to significant improvements in property values.
The best transportation system for Klang Valley will be a mixture of buses and rail.
Buses have route flexibility and are low-cost, but they are limited by traffic and do not encourage growth.
Rail is not flexible in their routes and entails higher costs, but rail is not limited by traffic, so it encourages growth and so can be expanded to meet needs.
Moaz Yusuf Ahmad,