Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sabah's transport system needs overhaul

Written by Arimi Sidek

In a macroeconomic sense, transportation activities form a portion of a nation's total economic product and play a role in building or strengthening a national or regional economy and as an influence in the development of land and other resources.

But, even without knowing about transportation economics, one will be able to notice that public transportation in Sabah is far from being efficient at present.

Note: This a reproduction of my article that was published in Daily Express newspaper, aims to cater wider and more serious audience on the matter.

To be more specific, let's begin with bus as the core of public transport in the State. I rather call them as mini bus and van.

Apart from mini bus, we need to observe on what is going on with Sabah State Railway – SSR. It is a real concern on how do we look at it. Should we look into it from only historical value, or from indirect economic potential and gains out of it such as from tourism, or from truly economic point of view? Read full story from the source

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