Open Access Short Communication

Building Mass Rail Transit in Kuala Lumpur: Is its Good Transport Economics?

Hamid AHA1*, Tabassi AA2 and Samsurijan MS3

1School of Housing, Building & Planning, USM, Malaysia

2Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

3School of Management, USM, Malaysia

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 07, 2020;  Published Date: February 11, 2021


Kuala Lumpur city is hoping to join the public transport club of elite capital cities. Public transport especially of the rail-based system provide mass transportation for urban dwellers in a city. Most major cities in the world have good LRT or MRT systems in place for their citizens. Kuala Lumpur also wish to join these group of successful cities. In 2010 the federal government of Malaysia declared that the MRT line 1 and 2 will be built to increase public transport use in Kuala Lumpur. In July 2017, the MRT line 1 was completed. This paper reviews whether the MRT system is, after all, a good investment economically from the transport point of view.

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