STAR: THE NEW LRT SYSTEM OF KUALA LUMPUR

The Kuala Lumpur Master Plan Transportation Study (KLMPTS), carried out between 1979 and 1981, projected that for the year 2000 the capacity of the total transportation system had to be increased. The growth in private car and motor cycle travel was estimated to rise by 2.8 times from 1980 to 2000. Public transportation travel was projected to double. The result was expected to be over 300 kilometers (507 miles) of roadway being severely congested and a doubling of the travel across the Inner Ring Road Gordon. But the situation is worse. in 1994 there were 408,000 private cars registered in Kuala Lumpur which represents a three-fold increase since 1984. The need for a new public transit component is a necessity to enable the streets to function tolerably well. The author describes the Kuala Lumpur privatized project of a light rail transit system.

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  • Accession Number: 00728701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1996 12:00AM