A Properly Financed Transport Plan for the Long Haul

By Andrea Filmer

September 2016 FEATURE
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With little support coming from the federal government, Penang has the unenviable task of figuring out how to finance an ambitious transportation plan.Traffic in the state causes Penangites headaches, but none more so than state executive councillor Chow Kon Yeow.Having held the Traffic Management portfolio since the landmark 2008 general election, Chow is fully aware of what an effective public transport system will mean to the state and its inhabitants. “As a government, demands and expectations are placed on us...

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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.