The best way to know if the public transport system is good is not to read the statistics from SMRT or SBS Transit but to take the public transport and experience what it is like during the rush hour.
I don't think the sardine can, armpit smelling stuffy experience can ever show up in any of the stats. We may think of Malaysia as being behind us in everything but they have one minister who doesn't just look at statistics...
M'sia's Transport Minister joins morning rush
He did it to better understand commuters' problems.
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 The Star/Asia News Network
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat joined the morning rush on the KTM Komuter and Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems to better understand commuters' problems. He took the KTM Komuter from the Bank Negara station to KL Sentral, then boarded the LRT to Bangsar. During the ride, Ong spoke to passengers and listened to their feedback on how to further improve the urban public transport system. At a press conference later, Ong said the waiting time for LRT trains will be reduced from three minutes to two once six new trains became operational next month. Ong added that another challenge was to cut the KTM Komuter waiting period. --The Star/ANN