With one of the fastest-growing economies in South Asia, Malaysia needs a state-of-the art transport system to meet the demands of a highly mobile population.
The national public transport policy framework aims to create a coherent strategy to serve the whole nation. By co-ordinating existing provision, identifying points of need, and planning for the next 20 years, the new framework will transform Malaysia’s fragmented public transport network into a unified system.
Halcrow was commissioned to deliver the plan, in accordance with recent government legislation that aims to increase transport integration across the country. The plan targets four key areas for strategic action: collaborative planning, regulation, service excellence and new infrastructure.
As lead consultant, Halcrow delivered 80 per cent of the services for the national plan and an integrated public transport plan for the Greater Kuala Lumpur (KL) area. Through extensive consultation with stakeholders, we also delivered a series of subsidiary plans for rail, bus, taxis and terminals in Greater KL area.
The two closely aligned plans will support Malaysia’s vision of sustaining 7 per cent economic growth per annum and making public transport into the ‘people’s (travel) mode of choice’.
- a clear vision for public transport in Malaysia and the Greater Kuala Lumpur area
- multi-modal model development for transport delivery
- data collection and projections for future demand
- improvements to the existing bus and taxi service and a strategy for rail growth