|The importance of cities as the center of economic activity which is closely related to the current service-oriented activities is increasing. The transportation network must be able to support economic growth, population growth and diversity of activities (including tourism). Established at the global level that the transport system and contribute to the comprehensive economic prosperity.
Traffic congestion not only makes it difficult for a passenger; It also resulted in large losses in terms of productivity and affect the ability of the cities to compete at the global level. In overcome traffic congestion, there is a tendency for cities to build more roads. However, its cost in terms of financial, social and environment will be increasing as the level of development of the city has reached a level.
Therefore, there is a need for a shift from the point of the movement of motor vehicle, to the movement of groups of people through the efficient and cost-effective, i.e. shift from private transport to public transport. However, by taking the public transport system in the Klang Valley as an example, the public transportation system in this country at this point having service issues that are not efficient (with a rate of delay and trip cancellation frequently), networks of services and continuity between the limited public transport, as well as serious congestion (especially the main rail line-KTM Komuter, Kelana Jaya LRT line). These problems among other things led to the use of the public transport system which is less favourable, which in turn leads to more congestion issues seriously.
If we fail to address the problems of the public transport system in the Klang Valley, roads in cities will become too crowded, and in turn affect the productivity of major cities, quality of life of residents of urban areas, as well as the ability of the country to boost the standard of Malaysia's cities to the standard of the world. Sticking to these problems, and given that transportation is an essential ingredient for access to employment, health services, education and social services, we are committed to improve the public transport system in the Klang Valley by the year 2012 in order to encourage more people to leave their vehicles at home and instead use public transportation.
In order to achieve this goal, the Ministry was established on NKRA November 2009 to monitor and lead the coordination issues to deliver important initiatives for the improvement of the public transport system of the city.