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Malaysia to launch bus service improvements from January 2019 [free access]

August 6, 2018

The Ministry of Transport of Malaysia (also known as Kementerian Pengangkutan) has announced plans to commence the Stage Bus Service Transformation (SBST) programme from January 2019.  Under the programme, SPAD will roll out the myBAS service in key cities across Malaysia, namely; Kangar, Seremban, Ipoh and Kuala Terengganu.

 

SPAD will be the planning authority, responsible for the network, operating cost and fare box revenue of the new stage bus business model, myBAS. The myBAS offers new routes for under-served areas and to provide accessibility to 80 per cent of the population.

 

A total of 130 buses will be deployed on 15 core and 12 connecting routes, which will together span 560 km. Each bus will have capacity for 55 passengers, global positioning system (GPS) and Wi-Fi.