Transport Ministry to consider e-hailing bus proposal


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  • Thursday, 24 Oct 2019

Press conference by Anthony Loke at Parliament. With him are Lim Lip Eng (left) and Fong Kui Lun (right) SAMUEL ONG / THE STAR, 3RD NOVEMBER 2015.

SEREMBAN (Bernama): The Transport Ministry is looking at new concepts in public transport including e-hailing buses.

Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook (pic) said the ministry was seriously looking into the idea proposed recently by some parties.

"At the moment we are looking to review our regulations to allow buses to pick up their passengers and send them to their destination instead of to the bus stop. This is an idea and proposal we are looking very closely into," he said here Wednesday (Oct 23) night.

Loke said this at the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) annual dinner here.

Also present were FMM president Tan Sri Soh Thian Lai and Negri Sembilan FMM chairman Steven Aroki.

Loke said the ministry was aware that some areas such as housing estate and industrial areas were not fully covered by public transport system.

On another development, he said the new alignment for the East Cost Rail Link (ECRL) had been finalised.

"We are going to put it up for public display early November," he said.

The ECRL project starts from Kota Baru via Mentakab, Kuala Klawang, Nilai, Bangi/Kajang, Putrajaya and ends at Port Klang. - Bernama


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