Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Mass transportation performs important economic, social, and environmental functions in cities, ranging from providing basic mobility services in urban areas, towns, developing cities, securing the viability of dense business districts, to meeting all the transportation requirements for those unable to use automobiles, to reducing the negative impacts of traffic congestion. The decisions on what services to provide, and how to provide and pay for them, should be based on an understanding of the mission of mass transportation in a particular community.
The exponential growth in urban areas, combines with escalating cost of developing transportation solutions, means that transit projects cannot progress from planning to implementation fast enough. Large cities like Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Mumbai, Singapore, as highly productive entities and therefore the fundamental structures of global and regional spatial accumulation has thus represent strong incentives to be bonded by an efficient transportation network.
The main challenges facing mass transportation policymakers are the dispersal of development through suburban growth and increases in capital and operating costs, which require either higher fares, greater subsidies, or both. Responses to these challenges include alternative service concepts, technology, systems and automation, more efficient service delivery, and alternative sources of funding.
This Urban Transportation Planning & Integration Forum will bring together the strong link between transportation planning and urban growth. It aims to create platform for government officials, public transport providers, traffic control departments and various other organisations and ministries get together to discuss and pave the way for improvement in the public transport arena within our society.
With distinguished chairperson, Dr Joel Cayford the Planning Consultant and Former Chairman of Auckland Regional Land Transport and Committee of Auckland Regional Council. Our speakers of the event include representatives from Land Transport Authority of Singapore, MTR Hong Kong, Australian Green Infrastructure Council, TRANSIT Malaysia, Ministry of Transportation, Republic of Indonesia, National University of Singapore, Institute of Planning Malaysia, Road Safety Department of Malaysia, Project Management Institute Malaysia Chapter (PMIMY), Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Malaysia, Ministry of Transportation Malaysia, Ministry of Transportation Malaysia, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and Scomi International.
This conference is proudly endorsed by The Association for the Improvement of Mass Transit’ (TRANSIT) and Project Management Institute Malaysia Chapter (PMIMY).
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