"KL folks promised better public transport"
It is good that a proposal has already been submitted to the Cabinet on ways to improve public transport in KL as described in the above malaysiakini article.
It is hoped that good transport principles will also be applied to other cities like Ipoh, Penang, Seremban and Johor Bahru.
Soemtimes it does not take any extra capital like special buses to make a big difference in the service levels.
For example in JB, the buses that ferry thousands of travellers each day from Singapore can only stop at Kota Raya or Larkin and this means a commuter has to walk about 800 meters from the Immigration exit to the major bus stop opposite City Square.
All that it needs is a simple administrative adjustment to allow these buses to disembark passengers at the City Square stop and that would be a major improvement for commuters. To reduce traffic congestion, allow alternate buses to take this diversion.
Perhaps the MP for JB could look into this matter as part of the Consumer Affairs Ministry.