Wednesday, 18 January 2017

(NST) SPAD initiates RFP proposal for Klang-Kuala Lumpur BRT project

KUALA LUMPUR: The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has initiated a Request for Proposal (RFP) exercise for bids to implement the Kuala Lumpur- Klang Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) busway along the Federal Highway. 

The Kuala Lumpur - Klang BRT line is the most important corridor from the 12 identified BRT corridors under the Klang Valley BRT Feasibility Study. 

The proposed BRT Kuala Lumpur - Klang line will span 34km with 25 stations. It is a dedicated busway and will provide easy connectivity to LRT (Light Rail Transit), MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) and KTM Komuter rail lines. The stops will also be linked to other bus services. 

The BRT Kuala Lumpur - Klang line is expected to cut travel time from the Federal Capital to Klang from the present 70 minutes to 40 minutes. 

It is envisaged to benefit some 1.9 million people in the Klang Valley with a forecasted daily ridership of over 400,000. 

“This RFP is open to all bidders registered in Malaysia with existing experience in transit projects or infrastructure and building projects. 

“The project implementation scope will include comprehensive planning, design, finance, construction, operation, maintenance and upgrade of the Kuala Lumpur - Klang BRT project,”said a statement from SPAD today. 

Interested parties are encouraged to visit SPAD’s website for more information. 

Alternatively, they can refer to the RFP advertisement published on 17 January 2017 in Berita Harian, New Straits Times and The Star. The deadline for submission for the RFP exercise is 2nd May before 12pm.

The BRT has been identified as one of the key initiatives to transform Greater KL/ Klang Valley bus industry under the Government Transformation Programme. 

The first BRT was first introduced in June 2015 with the launch of BRT Sunway.