Boo: Set up consortium to improve Johor public transport

  • Nation
  • Friday, 25 Jul 2014

JOHOR BARU: The state Opposition has urged the Government to establish a consortium to manage and coordinate public transport companies in Johor.

Johor Opposition chairman Dr Boo Cheng Hau said some of the nine bus companies operating in the state were selective over the routes because they wanted to pick up more passengers and make more money.

“Too many bus companies has led to an inefficient system. Some people are forced to walk a distance to get a bus because some companies refuse to service the less crowded areas.

“We hope that the Government will improve the system to lessen the burden faced by the low-income group who are dependent on public transport,” he said here yesterday.

He stressed on the importance of an efficient public transport system, especially in the Iskandar Malaysia area, and suggested that a consortium be set up.

“The consortium can then reroute and evenly distribute the areas to the bus companies to ensure that the people have access to public transport,” he said before handing out road safety leaflets and boxes of dates to road users at the Skudai toll plaza together with other Pakatan Rakyat leaders.

On another matter, Dr Boo said Pakatan had started an online poll to get feedback from the public to gauge their response to the plan to impose an entry fee for foreign vehicles coming into the country.

He said a Facebook survey page was set up on Wednesday and would be open for a month.

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