4PAM: Time to upgrade our public transport systems


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Oct 2016

PETALING JAYA: There should be continued investment in public transport systems to ensure better service for commuters, said Public Transport Users Association (4PAM) president Ajit Johl.

This should include building pathways to train stations, impro­ving security measures by adding CCTVs and upgrading facilities for the disabled, he said.

In calling for effective spending under Budget 2017, Ajit said that 4PAM wanted the Government to help ensure that Malaysians would opt for public transportation as their preferred choice when commuting.

“We would also like to see the proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, from Klang to KL Sentral, implemented and more money pumped into the project,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Ajit said the Government should instruct city councils to have dedicated bus lanes and to strictly enforce its usage, especially during peak hours.

He also proposed that all tariff hikes approved this year be revoked and that a Public Transport Review Committee be set up.

Members of the committee should consist of representatives from the Land Public Transport Commission, Fomca, transport operators and other groups, Ajit said.

He added that the committee should be headed by the Prime Mi­nister’s Office and Transport Mi­­nistry.

Ajit also suggested that there be a Public Transport Tribunal for commuters to turn to if they have suggestions or complaints.


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