| KOTA SAMARAHAN, Dec 16: Sarawak Metro has been tasked to looked into hydrogen feeder bus services within two kilometres of each Autonomous Rapit Transit (ART) stations, say Transport Minister Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin.
He said the Sarawak government intends to develop the first-mile and last-mile connectivity for the ART service to ensure the Kuching Urban Transportation System (KUTS) offers greater convenience to commuters.
"Sarawak Metro has been requested to study and work out the number of feeder buses required under the different phases of development," he said.
He also noted that the first-mile and last-mile connectivity is crucial in order to realise the full potential of the ART service.
Meanwhile, Lee said safety of passengers and of other road users would be the number one priority in the KUTS project.
"Therefore, we are making sure that we look into all safety aspects of our KUTS project, not only during construction phase of the project but also more crucially, the operations phase.
"With my ministry tasked with this great responsibility of ensuring the successful implementation of the KUTS project, we are looking very seriously at all issues related to safety, especially with regard to the conditions of mixed traffic for the ART in the future," he said.
Lee was delivering a speech at the KUTS Phase 1 launching ceremony held at the proposed site for Rembus Depot in Kota Samarahan here today.
|The Dayak Daily