Towards sustainable transport policy framework: A rail-based transit system in Klang Valley, Malaysia

Yusoff, Imran and Ng, Boon Kwee and Azizan, Suzana Ariff (2021) Towards sustainable transport policy framework: A rail-based transit system in Klang Valley, Malaysia. PLoS ONE, 16 (3). e0248519. ISSN 1932-6203, DOI

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This study examines the sustainable transport policy framework in the case of railway development in Klang Valley, Malaysia. It is guided by the main principle that sustainable transport policy is a result of the integration of broad policy instruments that range from infrastructure provision and management, technological improvements, regulation, information, awareness, education, and pricing and taxation. Although this study is mainly qualitative, performance data available at the ASEAN Statistics Division, World Bank Open Data and Global Competitiveness Reports. This is followed by in-person interviews with experts who have vast knowledge, experience, and direct participation in sustainable railway development in Malaysia, especially those related to the Klang Valley development. The main findings have indicated that the current framework in Malaysia meets the criteria of sustainable development policy framework, which are essentially constituted within environmental protection. It also constitutes the pursuance of long-term growth in terms of economic and societal needs. Nonetheless, the rail-based transit system in Malaysia is highly driven by the Government and there is no clear sign indicating that the public is shifting from the road and private transport to rail-based services. Copyright: © 2021 Yusoff et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) [grant number FP036-2016]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public transport; Light Rail Transit; Passengers
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Science and Technology Studies
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2021 01:46
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2021 01:46

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