Posted on November 13, 2009 by transitmy
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Posted on May 8, 2014 by transitmy
TRANSIT took note of the following article describing legal issues that will delay the approval of the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway.
Apparently the company that will build the expressway and has received ‘conditional approval’ from the Works Ministry and support from Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim, has failed to get approval from the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya…in fact their plans have been rejected 3 times!
In Selangor, legal roadblock may halt controversial highway plan (The Malay Mail Online 7 May 2014)
BY SHAZWAN MUSTAFA KAMAL
KiDEx Sdn Bhd may face a major setback in its plan to build its RM2.42 billion super-elevated highway in Selangor as it has not obtained approval from the city’s local council office.
The Malay Mail Online understands that the proposal for the controversial Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (KIDEX) was rejected on three occasions by the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ) as developers had failed to provide sufficient details on the project.
Filed under: Comments on Government, Comments on Planning, Economic Planning Unit, Feedback, Information, Local Councils, Money Better Spent Elsewhere, Safety, Health and Environment, Transit Demand, Transit Facilities | Tagged: Derek Fernandez, draft plan, Kinrara Damansara Expressway, Lee Suet Sen, local plan, LRT Extensions, MBPJ, MBSA, MPSJ, MTES, Planning, public consultation, Selangor Government, Selangor MB | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 2, 2014 by transitmy
TRANSIT has gone on record with our objections to the Kinrara-Damansara expressway. Our reasoning, expressed here, focuses on the inherent efficiency of public transport as compared to elevated highways as well as the huge social and economic impacts of the highway.
But we always want to give you the opportunity to hear both sides of the story, so we present to you the following:
First, a podcast from BFM Radio in which the CEO comments on public transport. Second, an article in which the KiDEx CEO argues that the projection of 3.9 million cars on Malaysian roads by 2025 makes more highways necessary.
Finally we have comments from the CEO on our page, followed by our response.
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Posted on May 2, 2014 by transitmy
TRANSIT took note of the increasingly public disagreement within the Selangor Government about the prioritization of the Kinrara-Damansara expressway also known as the KiDEx ” skyway.”
4 ADUNs from Petaling Jaya have already expressed their opposition to the approval of the expressway and called for greater transparency and suggested that the corridor would be better used for public transport. There is a public group of residents expressing their concerns. Azman Ali, a member of the government and a challenger for Menteri Besar, has also expressed his dismay at the project saying that the government was putting the cart before the horse.
In response the Menteri Besar has said that not building the highway would be unfair to the developer.
Filed under: Comments on Government, Comments on Planning, Economic Planning Unit, Feedback, Information, Local Councils, Mass Transit (LRT/MRT/METRO), Mass Transit Proposals, Monorail, Safety, Health and Environment, Transit Infrastructure, Transit-Oriented Development | Tagged: efficiency, elevated highway, Khalid Ibrahim, KiDEx, Kinrara Damansara Expressway, Pollution, public consultation, Selangor Government | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 1, 2014 by transitmy
TRANSIT wishes to take this opportunity to wish a very Happy International Workers Day & Selamat Hari Pekerja to all the hard working honest people who are a part of our public transport sector.
While we cannot help but cringe every time we hear a “bad news” or “bad apple” story we know that there are many good, honest and caring public transport workers.
We hope too see more effort by planners, management and government agencies to encourage more good behaviour while cracking down on bad behaviour.
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