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Motorists to face harder motion for abusing bus lanes

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Motorists to face tougher action for abusing bus lanes

The transport ministry shall be extra strict in its enforcement of bus lanes with a view to make sure the lanes will not be exploited by different motorists, transport minister Anthony Loke has mentioned. That is additionally a part of the federal government’s efforts in guaranteeing that public transport ridership, particularly on bus companies are most popular by the individuals, Bernama has reported the minister as saying.

“My method has at all times been the carrot and stick. If the carrot doesn’t entice them, we’ll use the stick. Folks desire to not take buses as a result of there’s a chance that they are going to be caught in visitors jams and the frequency is unpredictable. That’s why we’re placing lots of effort into introducing bus lanes,” Loke mentioned.

Common day by day bus ridership was 241,000 individuals final yr, and this determine is predicted to extend to 285,000 in 2024, the transport minister continued, citing the Prasarana 2023 Efficiency and Future Plans report.

Motorists to face tougher action for abusing bus lanes

There are at the moment two bus lanes in operation; one on Jalan Ampang, and one other on Jalan Genting Klang, the transport minister mentioned. “If these two corridors are profitable, we’re having extra,” he continued.

The bus lanes on these two roads are deliberate to realize everlasting expansions, whereas the transport ministry can be working with native authorities to broaden the bus lanes on Jalan Klang Lama, in addition to in Penang on Jalan Burma, BFM Information reported on its X account.

As for the bus fleet, the transport ministry has set tips for Prasarana to solely buy electrical buses from 2025 onwards as soon as the final batch of diesel-powered models which have already been ordered, which is according to the federal government’s nationwide power transition roadmap (NETR) initiative, Bernama reported.

The newest buy was for a batch of 310 diesel buses, and transport minister Loke has informed Prasanra that this would be the final diesel-powered batch. “After that, the procurement of buses [will be aimed at] EV buses,” Loke mentioned.

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