Urban Transportation & MRT Summit
Malaysia is currently undergoing re-vitalisation of its urban transportation system. In the past decade, the nation has witnessed the upgrade of current transportation module which has brought us up to new heights of modernisation. However, Malaysia has history of car domination, where each household has a minimum of 2 vehicles. This ultimately led us to a point of congestion that became the urban living nightmare for anyone who enters the city centre.
This attitudinal change is in lieu with the supply of reliable public transportation, which has been dismal till few years back. The share for public transport’s dropped from 34% in 1985 to 20% in 1997and is now closer to 10–12%. Take Klang Valley for instance. Commuters face congestion, improper planning of stops and stations, unreliable service, limited connection and worst of all, accessibility factor has been cited along with safety & security. For most developing or developed countries, connectivity to transportation hubs and connectivity within the area is critical for urban growth and improved productivity.. Shifting into service oriented, efficient and cost effective mode will create better focus to overcome our problem.
The government has taken several key initiatives to garner public confidence and improve our urban transportation system. The EPP Four by PEMANDU for instance looked into the construction on mass rapid transit (MRT) which means alleviation of congestion and increased accessibility to, from and also within the city. The MRT project will also be contributing towards the public transport modal share from 12 % currently to 50 % .Other than that, sound infrastructure, free public transportation, woman coaches on KTM rail are several plausible efforts made to revamp the system.
The 2013 Urban Transportation & MRT Summit, with the theme ‘An update on progress & opportunities in Malaysian transportation system “ is to be held on 20 November 2013 in Kuala Lumpur will be combining two major urban transportation program which is the public transportation & MRT.
This event is intended to update delegates on the progress of public urban transport and to discuss the key issues and challenges ahead. It will also evaluate the new opportunities in the urban public transportation.
• To learn best practise engaged in urban transportation
• To explore opportunities and new business synergies within the industry
• To gain insights into the evolving world of intermodal public transportation
• To capitalise on Malaysia’s evolving rail infrastructure projects
• To gain best of networking opportunities with the industry experts and leaders
Who should attend
This event is intended to update delegates on the progress of public urban transport and to discuss the key issues and challenges ahead. It will also evaluate the new opportunities in the urban public transportation
• City / Town Planning
• Traffic Management
• Congestion and Toll Charging
• Access and Infrastructure
• Road Pricing
• Transport Security
• Transport Planning
• Transport Modelling
• Highways and Roads
• Traffic Commissioners
• Rail / Road Safety
• Emergency Planning