Urban Public Transport (UPT)
The significance of cities as highly productive centres of our increasingly service oriented economy is growing rapidly. Transport networks must be able to support the economic growth, growing populations and diverse expectations of urban activity (including tourism). There is clear global evidence that a comprehensive and well performing transport system is an important enabler of sustained economic prosperity.

Traffic congestion is not only difficult for passengers, it also resulted huge losses in terms of productivity and will affect the ability of cities to compete globally. To overcome this problem, there is a tendency for cities to build more roads. However, the cost which includes financial, social and environmental responsibility will increase when the urban development level has reached a certain level.

Thus, there is a need to shift from using private cars to public transport. However, by taking public transportation system in the Klang Valley, most users will face various problems like inefficient services (high delay and cancellation rates), limited service network, lack of continuity of public transport modes as well as serious congestion issues (especially for LRT Kelana Jaya Line and KTM Komuter). These problems will make the use of public transport systems less rewarding and leads to more serious overcrowding issues.

If we are unable to overcome the problem of public transport in the Klang Valley, the roads would become too congested and will affect the productivity of surrounding major cities, quality of life and overall ability to boost cities in Malaysia as world status cities. Taking note of this problem, and given that transport is an important factor in achieving better employment, health services, education and social services, we are committed to improving the standard of public transport in the Klang Valley by 2012.

To achieve the targets outlined in the National Key Result Areas in improving urban public transport., Ministry of Transport has designed and implemented 11 initiatives across four major categories, namely improvements of bus services, rail services, the integration between public transport modes and the public transport network itself. Several initiatives planned had contributed towards achieving the targets.
-- Implementing dedicated bus right of ways;
-- Increasing quality and coverage of bus stops; and dan
-- Improving current services and increasing coverage.
-- Increasing capacity on KTM Komuter;
-- Debottlenecking Monorail system; and
-- Increasing capacity and coverage of RapidKL LRT systems’.
-- Establishing transport terminals and city hubs;
-- Introducing a cashless Integrated Smart Ticket; and
-- Improving inter-modal integration at key station.
-- Improving inter-modal integration at key station; and
-- Implementing performance management for all public transport operators.