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Kuala Lumpur Bicycle Lanes: What’s Next?

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The new Kuala Lumpur bicycle lanes has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons over the past month. Amid the furore, it’s easy to miss the larger picture: Kuala Lumpur is simply keeping up with a global trend. The bicycle lanes was a step in the right direction. Cities around the world, including those closer to home like Chiang Mai, Kota Kinabalu and Penang, have been building

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Digital-based Mobility Players Officially Align With Public Transport

Digital-based Mobility Players Officially Align With Public Transport ride hailing e-hailing sharing urban mobility uber grab ola moovel Via

Recognised as public transportation options by UITP A month ago, global public transportation marked a critical milestone in the ongoing digital revolution: e-hailing and other new mobility players were officially recognised as public transportation options by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). The association, on Dec 4, said it is setting up a new subsection called Digital Platforms to welcome

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Malaysia MRT Corp Taps Rail Veteran Zohari For MRT3 Execution

Malaysia MRT Corp Taps Rail Veteran Zohari For MRT3 Execution Circle Line Klang Valley mass transit public transport urban mobility

Malaysia’s MRT Corp has tapped rail veteran Dato Ir. Zohari Sulaiman to oversee the third.  MRT line project, its first to be implemented without a project delivery partner (PDP). Zohari, a seasoned industry man with over 36 years’ worth of experience, has been appointed project director for the MRT Circle Line, also known as MRT3. He departs from Prasarana Malaysia

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Potential Speed Bumps Ahead For BlueSG Electric Car Sharing

Potential Speed Bumps Ahead For BlueSG EV electric Car Sharing Fleet urban mobility

After months of anticipation, Singapore’s first large-scale electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing programme, BlueSG, was launched last week. Beginning Dec 12, an initial fleet of 80 EVs and 32 charging stations are available for public use. BlueSG’s subscription plans offer two options: a premium yearly plan and a weekly membership plan. For the yearly plan, members pay SGD$15 a month to

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Malaysia’s Public Transportation Push: What’s Next?

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At the 5th International Railway Summit in Kuala Lumpur last month, Malaysia’s rapid development of land public transportation (LPT) was in the spotlight as Prasarana Malaysia and the Land Public Transportation Commission (SPAD) shared the latest developments. What catches the eye during the two-day conference, organised in association with Huawei Technologies and the International Union of Railways, are the government’s efforts via Prasarana, the

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Singapore will Start Driverless Bus Services in Three Townships by 2022

Singapore Wants to Roll out Driverless Bus and Shuttle Services by 2022 in Punggol Tengah Jurong autonomous vehicle urban mobility in public transport

in Punggol, Tengah and Jurong, LTA Seeks Feedback and RFI from Stakeholders Singapore has called for feedback as it seeks to roll out self-driving bus and shuttle services in three towns beginning 2022. The Request For Information (RFI), launched on Nov 22 by the Ministry of Transport and the Land Transport Authority (LTA), will be open until May 31, 2018.

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Can Human-Driven Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles Share The Roads?

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On Nov 8, the city of Las Vegas started a yearlong pilot of a self-driving shuttle in partnership with AAA of Northern California, Nevada & Utah and the transportation company Keolis. But it soon hit a speed bump. Putting a dent in Self-Driving Vehicle Less than two hours after the autonomous vehicle (AV) hit the streets, it collided with a delivery

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Is Malaysia’s Public Transport System Really Among World’s Worst?

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Last month, Kuala Lumpur came in at 95th from 100 cities globally in the Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index with an overall score of 31%. But is Kualà Lumpur’s public transport really that bad? The short answer is no. In a nutshell, the evaluation did not capture the full picture of the city’s fast-developing public transportation network. The Assessment Arcadis said Kuala Lumpur scored

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Autonomous Vehicles Asia 2018 will Discuss AV Readiness in Asian Cities

Autonomous Vehicles Asia 2018 will Discuss AV Readiness in Asian Cities urban mobility public transport car sharing CAV

Singapore wants Autonomous Vehicles in public transportation and car-sharing services to avoid potential pitfalls of worsened congestion, surging personal car ownership and increased pollution As Singapore prepares to host the second Autonomous Vehicles Asia Conference next January, much has happened in its autonomous vehicle (AV) space over the months after the first conference back in February 2017. Autonomous Vehicles Asia

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Ridership on the Rise for Malaysian Rail Transit System

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The total ridership for the Klang Valley’s public rail transportation system between January and August this year has increased by 12 percent year-on-year, according to the Malaysian Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD). In terms of numbers, the January-August ridership for 2017 to-date stood at 638,605 compared to 570,021 for the corresponding period in 2016. This number does not include ridership

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