With Cars as Public Transport, the Role of Roads Changes

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The scope and depth of the Penang Transport Master Plan naturally garners opposing responses.

The Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) has its roots in the state government’s 2009 initiative to establish the Penang Transport Council, which included 10 NGOs as members. This led to the commissioning of a transport master plan report prepared by an international team comprising Malaysia’s AJC Planning, UK-based engineering consultant Halcrow and Singapore’s Cruise Centre.

With the report as a guide, the state government called for a Request for Proposal (RFP) open tender from August until December 2014 with the purpose of appointing a Project Delivery Partner (PDP). The open tender was later extended to February 2015.


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