By Zareef Muzammil
SUBANG JAYA, Oct 14 — The daily ridership of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for the Sunway route has recorded an increase of 30 per cent to date, says Subang Jaya state assembly representative (ADUN) Michelle Ng.
She said the increase was due to the 20 per cent reduction of the fares that were implemented by Rapid Bus Sdn Bhd last November, reflecting the success in encouraging the public to take public transportation.
“Public transport should be the direction of the future, so with the increased mobility of vehicles rising from 10 million daily trips in 2010 to 32 millions trips by 2030, the roads will be more congested.
“The construction and expansion of roads in solving traffic woes would only reduce traffic for a certain period as the usage of cars increases. Therefore we are focusing our efforts in increasing the use of public transportation,” said Ng at the launch of a new LRT feeder bus route, Route T792, at the LRT USJ7 station, here today.
Also present at the launch were Rapid Bus executive officer Muhammad Yazurin Sallij and its chief operating officer Ku Jamil Zakaria.
The new route, which is a three-month pilot project starting tomorrow, will see the usage of three 12-meter feeder buses connecting the LRT USJ7 station to Pangsapuri…