This chapter includes the following articles.
Having already developed a comprehensive transportation and logistics network across key economic regions, Malaysia is focused on improving access to rural areas and decreasing congestion in cities. The government’s biggest project is the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit system, which kicked off construction in 2012 on the first line, with two more to come by 2018. Other plans in the works include the extension of KL’s Light Rail Transit and a potential high-speed rail link to Singapore. New highways are also being planned in both Peninsular and Eastern Malaysia, with the latter aimed at improving logistics and facilitating access to the hinterlands. Finally, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is set for a massive new low-cost carrier terminal, which will feed the expansionary appetite of Air Asia and Malaysia’s other budget operators. This chapter includes interviews with Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar, Chairman, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD); and Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB).