Malaysia can learn from New York's Department of Transport, says Dr Wee

PETALING JAYA: The experiences with bus and rail transport gained by the New York City Department of Transportation can help guide Malaysia, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

"The department's experiences in this sector can help give Malaysia further guidance on improvements including in regulating the first and last mile connectivity for micro-mobility vehicles," he said.

Dr Wee is currently in the United States to attend a two-day forum on global road safety.

He said aside from this, other transport-related topics were discussed with New York City Department of Transportation commissioner Ydanis Rodriquez on Saturday (July 2)

"We discussed among other things the regulations needed for the use of micro-mobility vehicles such as e-scooters, e-bikes and bicycles as well as the infrastructure development for their use in New York,” he said in a post on Facebook.

Dr Wee added that he was also briefed by the department on the rollout of projects and efforts to widen the use of bicycles and other micro-mobility vehicles as a mode of transport in New York in a safe manner.

"They have developed and prepared the facilities like proper lanes and infrastructure for its wider use.

“They received the support and assistance for their efforts from many stakeholders," he said.

Dr Wee said they further exchanged notes on bus and rail transport.

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