Rapid KL is the operator of Kuala Lumpur’s two Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines which are Kelana Jaya Line and Ampang Line, the largest stage bus (regular or trunk bus route) and feeder bus service in Kuala Lumpur, and the single line of the KL Monorail and parts of the KLIA Transit route. These all are connected and it allows and assists public access to many different places. Beside of that, Rapid KL Bus, LRT and Monorail system provides many types of monthly card or travel card that help to save time and money of the public.
For example, RapidPass Pelajar Integrasi is a monthly students’ travel pass which offers 50% discounts for students. Card may be used for unlimited rides for 30 days on all RapidKL services: Bus (including Express), LRT and Monorail. Train systems such as LRT, KL Monorail and KLIA Transit are the most efficient in many ways, typically emitting less carbon and using less fuel per passenger than busses. Also, the traditional advantages of trains can be mitigated to a large extent by using buses that run on natural gas. Another promising alternative is bus transit.
A 2006 study by the Breakthrough Technologies Institute found that a Bus Rapid Transit system in a medium-sized U. S. city could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 650,000 tons during a 20-year period. Traffic congestion is a major urban transport problem, so does Kuala Lumpur. By using public transportations can be one of the solutions to the problem of traffic congestion. Public transport systems can carry a significant amount of trips during congested hours, improving overall transportation capacity, and can release the burden of excess demand on congested road networks.
It is quit convenience by using access card nowadays as RapidKL introduced a new ticketing system. The new smart ticketing system guarantees faster ticket transactions and reduce queue time. The advantages of this system are its flexibility and reload at any LRT Station. And overall seamless travel, wherever your current location and desired destination. For example, customers just need to use a Transit Card for fare payment. The card operates via the Touch ‘n Go e-purse platform.
Customers only need to invest in a RM2 deposit, which is refundable upon return of the card. Passengers can acquire and reload cards on-board the bus. In promoting women’s health and safety, Rapid KL was introducing its first women-only bus service for the public. The Rapid Lady Bus or Rapid Bas Wanita is an add-on to normal bus operations, and provides value-for-money service for the public. Even though the bus service is only for women, boys under the age of twelve years old are permitted to board the bus service accompanied by their female companions or relatives.
A “women-only” bus icon placed on the bus windshield, window, doorway and on the LED screen in the buses to differentiate the special bus from the rest of the normal bus service. There is always a special service provided for public which is extended service when events held. Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) was playing its part to ensure supporters of the national football squad, Harimau Malaya, have an easy access to the National Stadium Bukit Jalil for the crucial match against Indonesia 1 December 2012.
Going by the importance of the game, crowds were expected to turn up in droves on that day for the Harimau-Garuda match and the LRT would be the best mode of transport to go to the stadium to support our local heroes. RapidKL extended the services of its Ampang Line until 12 midnight and Kelana Jaya Line until 12:30 midnight for Masjid Jamek Station, so that football fans can take the train to return home after the must-win showdown between the two archrivals.