Integrated management of Malaysian road network operations through ITS initiatives: issues, potentials and challenges

During the last twenty five years, rapid urbanization and industrialization have resulted considerable growth of Malaysian highway network. As a result, a number of such regions e.g. Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Baru are experiencing the problems of congestion, accidents and air pollution on their highway network. In many developed countries integrated intelligent transport system (ITS) initiatives applied to these sorts of regional bases have been claimed to be successful in alleviating those problems in a cost-effective manner. This paper will investigate the issues related to such integrated application of ITS initiatives in Malaysia on a regional basis, with particular focus on Klang Valley region. Starting from the basic ITS functionality, the paper will identify the potential focus areas such as data gathering, data communication among and across jurisdictions, system flexibility, smart use of alternative routes, public-private collaboration and integration of public-private agencies in terms of regional ITS operational needs. Examples of best practices in the similar ITS applications around the globe will be cited in a benefit-cost perspective for creating a Malaysian motivation in the right direction. Where possible the relevant challenges in implementing those initiatives in Malaysia will also be highlighted in the paper.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17p
  • Monograph Title: International Seminar on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in Road Network Operations, August 14th to August 16th, 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01386205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 8:58PM