The transport ministry has mentioned it is going to introduce an on-demand transit van service within the Klang Valley to enhance public transport interconnectivity, reviews The Star. In keeping with transport minister Anthony Loke, the vans can be bought utilizing a part of the RM50 million allocation below Funds 2024 to reinforce public transportation.
He added that Prasarana Malaysia can be tasked to supervise the operations of the on-demand transit van service, with additional particulars on implementation to be introduced later. The initiative will serve to deal with first- and last-mile connectivity points, significantly in areas with restricted entry to public bus companies.
“We perceive that not all residential areas have bus routes. The idea is just like e-hailing companies. It has no particular routes however we’ll place it in strategic places,” mentioned Loke. Such a service is harking back to Kumpool, which is an on-demand shuttle service that at the moment operates in Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Cyberjaya, Melaka and Johor Bahru.
Kumpool works by gathering passenger bookings in real-time and travels a route primarily based on everybody’s pick-up and drop-off stops. In February, Kumpool introduced it had partnered with RapidKL to supply an on-demand feeder bus service for chosen areas.
On a separate matter, Loke mentioned the transport ministry will current amendments to the Street Transport Act 1887 (Act 33) relating to the offence of driving in bus lanes subsequent 12 months to forestall continued misuse of the lanes by different street customers and improve the lane’s effectiveness.
With the amendments, enforcement personnel will be capable of challenge compounds primarily based on the offences monitored and recorded on digital camera. “We’re shifting in the direction of good enforcement by utilizing licence plate scanning gadgets…this can be carried out later,” he mentioned.
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