To find out more about the National Land Public Transport Master Plan, click here
SPAD has developed the Land Public Transport Master Plan to set out the vision and direction for public transport in Malaysia. This Land Public Transport Master Plan was signed and approved by Parliament on 16 October 2013.
The vision of the master plan is set out as below:
Achieve a safe, reliable, efficient, responsive, accessible, planned, integrated, affordable and sustainable land public transport system to enhance socio-economic development and quality of life.
The purpose of the National Land Public Transport Master Plan is to develop a long term programme to address the current deterioration in public transport as well as execute high impact and effective deliverables in order to create a land public transport service that is of quality and is sustainable for the nation.
This is in line with the Vision 2020 and 1Malaysia ambitions: where Vision 2020 calls for Malaysia to become an industrialised and fully developed nation that sees a growth of 7% per annum by 2020. The ambition of 1Malaysia is to be the foundation of this vision and to achieve its goals of preserving and enhancing unity within the diversity; that is Malaysia.
What is inside the National Land Public Transport Master Plan?
Guiding principles for the National Land Public Transport Master Plan include providing a public transport service that allows improvements in accessibility, connectivity, capacity and overall quality. These improvements will then encourage modal transfer, better reliability and service quality, as well as provide economic, social, and environmental benefits.
Additionally, the National Land Public Transport Master Plan sets in place the building blocks for the National Land Public Transport Policy, and provides a toolkit for the development of the Regional/Sector Land Public Transport Plan (LPTMP). This toolkit includes guidance on the methodology for setting objectives, planning development, measuring and assessing policies. The Regional/Sector Land Public Transport Master Plan can then interface with other planning documents such as Structure Plans and Local Plans which will be integrated with land use policy. This also sets out a framework for the development and approval of schemes to ensure appropriate funding is secured for the building of infrastructure which benefits the rakyat.
What is inside the Greater KL/Klang Valley Land Public Transport Master Plan?
The Greater KL/Klang Valley Land Public Transport Master Plan is the first of the Regional Land Public Transport Master Plans developed by SPAD and provides a framework for the development of land public transport in the region. The NKEA for the Greater KL/Klang Valley region specified an objective: "to achieve a top-20 ranking in city economic growth while being among the global top-20 most liveable cities by 2020" via 9 Entry Point Projects (EPP).
The Greater KL/Klang Valley Land Public Transport Master Plan comprises a series of Subsidiary Plans which includes the following:
- Urban Rail Development Plan;
- Bus Transformation Plan;
- Taxi Transformation Plan;
- Interchange and Integration Plan;
- Land Use Plan; and
- Travel Demand Management Plan
Together, these Subsidiary Plans provide an integrated land public transport plan for the Greater KL/Klang Valley region.