Saturday, September 27, 2008

malaysiakini - the Fundamental FAILURE of PUBLIC TRANSPORT

This photo from malaysiakini is testimony to the sorry state of public transport in Malaysia.
Right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the 42-year old terminal proves that little has been done to improve public transport in Malaysia.
This building is located smack in the centre of busy roads near Chinatown and hundreds of buses have to come here to pick up and unload passengers.
If you are a passenger, the scene in the bowels of the building is like a nightmare on Elm Street - full of smoke, noise and smells.
Getting to the terminal is another nightmare if you come by public transport - Most have to cross the busy Pudu Road and then climb 2 flights of stairs with your bags.
The nearest LRT is called Plaza Rakyat but that too means a walk of about 600meters.
I could go on but let me cut it short.
This so-called terminal is a major public DISGRACE!

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