Monday, June 9, 2008

Malaysia - transport promises broken

The carbon-auto industry does not want public transit to work. They do all they can to make it fail: uneven funding, mismanagement, negative press, hired spokesmen, and internet trolls. Here a writer in a Malaysian paper begs and cajoles for sensible transport investment...

Unreliable buses and trains, sardine-packed LRTs, delayed buses because of traffic jams, safety concerns and a host of other negative issues make public transport hardly desirable as an alternative to private cars....

...All the above initiatives and problems have been recognised, considered and studied. Announcements are regularly made of moves to improve the system. Yet this comment still has to be written in such a tone. There may ultimately just be one paramount suggestion – don’t just talk, please get things moving! TheStar Online

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