All that’s needed is common sense


I REFER to the letter “Vans ideal first- and last- mile boost to Klang Valley public transport” (The Star, June 14). I totally agree with the writer, V. Thomas, that there is no need for expensive experiments, such as the heavily subsidised Direct Response Transit (DRT) system, when the humble van offers a practical solution to first- and last-mile connectivity for public transport especially in the Klang Valley.

My conclusion is based on my first experience using the MRT feeder bus service during a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur. I stayed in the Sri Hartamas area where the nearest bus stop for the MRT feeder bus service (T818) is at Plaza Crystelville. It is about 10 minutes’ walk from where I was staying.

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