The Star: ‘Better, cheaper, faster’

PENANG Forum has proposed an alternative plan that it claims is better, faster and cheaper than the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).

The group said its plan returns to the recommendations of Halcrow and includes a combination of modern trams and bus rapid transit (BRT).

Dr Lim Mah Hui, a member of Penang Forum, claimed that the alternative plan would be more accessible to all; would have a smaller footprint and be friendlier to the environment; would be quieter and more flexible and much easier to expand in the future.

He said BRT-based public transport systems were both cheaper to build and cheaper to operate and maintain.

The Star – 14 July 2016 | Cavina Lim

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