The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015 (GCR) by the Geneva based World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks Malaysia 11th out of 144 countries worldwide for the quality of Malaysian transport infrastructure. This is an 3rd party validation and acknowledgment to prove how much Malaysia have improved in providing transport infrastructure.
Lately , we could enjoy a better and fast public transportation in Malaysia as found in many developed countries. We find more and better quality public buses which operate from 6 am till 12 am, LRT, Monorail with four coaches, KTM Komuter trains are providing public transport in Malaysia.
As a result, lately more Malaysians are using public transport. For an example : In 2011, the average daily ridership of Ampang –Kelana Jaya LRT line rose from 379,000 in year 2011 to 431,000 in year 2013, a rise of 14%. People who use KTM Komuter train services daily too increased from 96,000 in year 2011 to 122,000 in year 2013. An increase of 27%. This improvement evidently shows that over the past few years the quality and accessibility to public transport has under gone a commendable improvement.
Government is committed to improve further the public transportation system to fulfill the demand to provide more affordable and fast public transportation. Government need more fund, amounting billions (opportunity cost) to build more roads and to improve the public transportation in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak , in order to alleviate the woes in public transportation sector. By saving RM4.8 billion a year from the fuel subsidy may help the government to provide better and quality public transportation facilities for Malaysians.