Tuesday, 1 July 2014

The transformation of public transport starting 2010 has made good progress with modal share of urban public transport rising to 21%, from 17% four years ago.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said it is fast approaching the target of 25% modal share of urban public transport by 2015.

"By end 2013, the average monthly target of 400,000 public transport passengers during peak hours was achieved and averaged 437,525 passengers monthly," he said when opening the 'Park n Ride' Tiered Parking Complex of Ampang Light Rail Transit (LRT) station costing RM30 million, here today.

He said the increased number of public transport users was due to several improvements introduced by the government.

They include additional KTM Komuter train coaches and building of an integrated public transport hub such as the one in Bandar Tasik Selatan.

"Other initiatives include improving connectivity and free urban bus service to encourage the people to use public transport more widely."

Muhyiddin said the target of 750,000 passengers during peak hours set by the Urban Public Transport National Key Result Areas (NKRA) would be met next year.

"In addition, 75 percent of the people will have access to public transport routes next year."


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