Picking a Better, Cheaper, Faster Transport System

By Andrea Filmer

October 2016 FEATURE
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Traffic along Lebuh Carnavon in George Town.
Go Big seems to be the Penang Transport Masterplan’s way of solving traffic woes and accommodating future growth. A group of local NGOs has other ideas.It was mid-July when the debate over Penang’s public transportation plans reached a new level. After repeated censure for allegedly being all talk and no action, Penang Forum released a 61-page document outlining its alternative proposals for public transit networks in the state.This coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) entitled their suggestion Better, Cheaper, Faster (BCF)...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.