New Means of Public Transport That We Do Not Have to Wait for

By Yap Jo-Yee

October 2018 FEATURE
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Ride-sharing platforms provide options while we await improvements to public transport.In 2010 the modal share of public transport was 3% in George Town, and 8% state-wide. Eight years later, those figures are still the same.The ideal is 40%, which begs the question: why are so few using public transport?After all, incentives for the use of public transport are not insignificant. A bus ride from Batu Lanchang to town costs RM1.40. Parking a car would almost certainly cost more than that,...

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Yap Jo-Yee

is a research analyst at Penang Institute whose interests range from development issues to behavioural economics. Her latest goal is to use ggplot2 without Google’s help.