KLIA-LCCT AIRPORT BUDGET TAXI SERVICE

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Sebagai ibu negara Malaysia, bandar Kuala Lumpur mempunyai salah satu sistem pengangkutan yang paling moden di wilayah ini. Ia memiliki rangkaian yang menyeluruh seperti bas, teksi, transit monorail, light rail dan kereta api komuter yang menyediakan akses mudah dan cepat ke pelbagai bahagian bandar ini dan sekitarnya.

KL Sentral adalah pusat utama bagi sistem pengangkutan di Kuala Lumpur di mana anda boleh mengambil Light Rail Transit kereta api, kereta api KTM, Rapid KL bus, ERL serta penumpang dan Bagasi untuk check-in.

Dapatkan Rapidpass tanpa had pada bas RapidKL, laluan LRT atau Monorail bergantung pada keperluan perjalanan anda. Terdapat Rapidpass 1 hari, 3 hari, 7 hari, 15 hari atau 30 hari untuk pembelian.

Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Transit Kereta Ringan (LRT) adalah mode pengangkutan yang paling disukai kerana perkhidmatannya tepat pada masa dan kos perjalanan yang berpatutan. Memandangkan LRT mempunyai laluan yang tersendiri, masa perjalanan tidak akan terpengaruh oleh kesesakan lalu lintas yang berlaku hampir setiap hari terutamanya pada hari bekerja. Waktu beroperasi adalah pada jam 6:00 pagi hingga 11:45 malam. Perkhidmatan LRT berselang-seli pada setiap 3 hingga 5 minit pada waktu puncak dan 5 hingga 8 minit pada waktu normal.

Laluan bagi aliran Kelana Jaya dari Terminal Putra di Gombak untuk ke Kelana Jaya Terminal di Petaling Jaya dengan jumlah jarak 29 km dan 24 stesen. Ini adalah laluan yang perlu anda ambil jika anda bercadang untuk ke KLCC, Ampang Park atau Bangsar.

Laluan bagi aliran Ampang dari Sentul Timur di Sentul untuk ke Ampang meliputi jarak sejauh 15 km. Anda perlu memilih laluan Ampang jika anda bercadang untuk ke Ampang, PWTC (Putra World Trade Centre) atau Sentul.

Laluan ke aliran Sri Petaling meliputi antara Sentul Timur di Sentul ke Sri Petaling. Jika anda bercadang untuk ke Bukit Jalil atau Cheras, ini adalah laluan yang perlu anda ambil.

Jika anda ingin menukar laluan dari Kelana Jaya ke laluan Ampang / Sri Petaling, anda perlu menukar stesen di Masjid Jamek.

KTM Komuter
Keretapi KTM mempunyai dua laluan, meliputi jarak yang lebih jauh dan lama berbanding LRT. Kekerapan KTM ini lebih jarang berbanding LRT. Laluan pertama adalah dari Sentul ke Port Klang. Laluan kedua adalah dari bandar Rawang ke Seremban. Terdapat 41 stesen yang disediakan oleh pihak KTM.

Waktu beroperasi adalah bermula jam 5:48 pagi hingga 12:00 tengah malam setiap hari dengan selang masa 15 minit pada waktu puncak dan 20 minit pada waktu normal.

Tiket boleh dibeli di semua stesen KTM Komuter. Untuk keterangan lebih lanjut, sila hubungi 603 2267 1200.

Monorail
Pengangkutan awam di Kuala Lumpur termasuklah monorel, menyediakan 11 stesen merangkumi jarak 8.6 km di pusat Bandar. Perkhidmatan monorel merangkumi laluan ke pusat membeli-belah yang utama seperti Bukit Bintang, Imbi, dan Chow Kit, dari Kuala Lumpur Sentral ke stesen Titiwangsa.

Waktu operasi adalah bermula pada jam 6:00 pagi hingga 12:00 tengah malam setiap hari dengan selang masa 5 minit pada waktu puncak dan maksimum 10 minit pada waktu normal.

Bas
Banyak bas boleh diperolehi di bandar Kuala Lumpur dan di kawasan sekitarnya. Bas yang disediakan adalah bas yang berhawa dingin.

Perkhidmatan bas seperti RapidKL bergerak di sekitar Bandar Kuala Lumpur dengan kadar serendah RM1 bergantung pada destinasi yang dituju. Harga perkhidmatan bas adalah lenih murah berbanding dengan perkhidmatan teksi.

Jika anda ingin mendapatkan panduan perjalanan yang lebih terperinci di Bandar Kuala Lumpur, anda boleh menaiki bas KL Hop-on-Hop-Off di mana anda boleh naik dan turun bas tanpa had selama 24 jam dan mendengar panduan perjalanan di seluruh Bandar Kuala Lumpur.

Teksi
Terdapat banyak perkhidmatan teksi yang boleh anda gunakan di bandar Kuala Lumpur dan ia beroperasi selama 24 jam. Harga perkhidmatan teksi bermula pada RM3 dengan caj tambahan sebanyak RM0.10 bagi setiap 115 meter.

Bagi teksi yang terlibat dengan kesesakan lalu lintas, kadar bayaran akan dikira sebanyak RM3 bagi 3 minit pertama, dan RM0.10 bagi setiap 21 saat yang berikutnya.

Jika tempahan perkhidmatan teksi di buat melalui telefon, caj tambahan RM2 akan dikenakan bagi setiap perkhidmatan. Bayaran tambahan akan dikenakan sebanyak RM1 bagi setiap penambahan barang atau penumpang. Bagi perkhidmatan lewat tengah malam dan awal jam 6.00 pagi, kos tambahan sebanyak 50% akan dikenakan.

Express Rail Link
KLIA Express dan KLIA Transit merupakan pengangkutan prasarana yang terpantas dari Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa (KLIA) ke bandar Kuala Lumpur.

Express KLIA memakan masa 28 minit untuk bagi perjalanan dari KLIA ke stesen KL Sentral. Perkhidmatan yang di tawarkan adalah setiap 15 minit pada waktu puncak iaitu bermula pada jam 5:00 pagi hingga 9:00 pagi dan 4.00 petang hingga 10.00 malam.

KLIA Transit memakan masa selama 36 minit dengan perhentian di Bandar Tasik Selatan, Putrajaya / Cyberjaya dan Salak Tinggi.


Public transport in LCCT

IN Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) taxi associations are calling on the authorities not to repeat the mistake of allowing the new facility to be monopolised by a single taxi operator.

They are also rejecting the coupon system as practised at several places, such as the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), KL Sentral and several shopping centres in the city. Instead, they are proposing cab fares be based on the meter with a RM3 surcharge.

In a monopoly, the fleet of taxis owned by the exclusive operator would not be able to cope with the sudden surge in demand over a 24-hour period or during peak seasons.

No doubt, an oversized fleet can be acquired with a huge capital outlay but the business and operations would not be sustainable. Drivers would not stay when their taxis are idled half the time, as they would suffer a corresponding drop in income.

Passengers needing a taxi at KLIA have little option with regard to the vehicle or driver. Worst case scenario, they may find themselves standing in a long queue.

Such indefinite wait is very taxing and it is really a shame our prestigious international airport is often dragged down by the airport taxi service.

The coupon system based on the average fare covering a wide zone and a 10 per cent surcharge is usually not fair to either the passenger or the driver.

Drivers cashing in the coupons are happy with the much-needed money in their pockets but are often saddened the operator, which they likened to be a rent-seeker, deducts 10 per cent.

As such, passengers would be paying less when the 10 per cent levy is replaced with a RM3 surcharge and drivers keep all the cash collected at the end of each trip. Such an arrangement should be welcomed if the appointed operator manages the whole system well.

Firstly, the plan to open up the airport taxi service at the new LCCT to all licensed metered taxis should be lauded as it is fair and deserves all round support. However, there must an automated system to ensure blacklisted drivers and taxis are barred.

Prior to picking up passengers, the taxis should be inspected for cleanliness, condition of tyres, seats, body and paint; validity of road tax and Puspakom sticker; Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board, Public Service Vehicle and driving licences; driver’s card; and the taximeter printing out a correct receipt.

The drivers should be properly attired, without body odour or smelly clothes and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Those who appear sleepy or exhausted should be ordered to rest.Such on-the-spot checks, however, would not be able to determine whether the taximeter would run correctly for the distance travelled.

As such, if any passenger suspects he or she is paying much more for their normal journey, it would be better to obtain the refund from the airport taxi operator with the receipt as proof than argue with the driver.

Should the operator refuse to entertain complaints and merely deflect them to the authorities, we would be back to square one. As it is, most passengers find it too troublesome or pointless to complain to the authorities. They would rather seek recourse with the operator for a quick resolution to their grievances.

The current metered taxi system has failed due to a variety of reasons. It is amazing it has not changed for the better over the years even after so many meetings and dialogues between the authorities and taxi bodies.

Many people may not be aware nearly all taxi companies do not employ or control the drivers. Drivers are treated as customers and they may drive away a new or used taxi after paying a deposit of several thousand ringgit and signing a rental-purchase agreement.

The drivers would then be left to their own devices as long as they continue with the monthly payments. After several years and the installments fully paid, the driver gets to fully own the vehicle, minus the taxi licence.

All maintenance costs, including repairs for accidental damage, would have to be borne by the driver as the taxi is insured for third party cover only. With their meagre income, they would not be able to cough out a large sum of money for major repairs while suffering a loss of income.

As such, it is no surprise taxi drivers fall easy prey to loan sharks as they are often hit by such double whammies. Desperation often compels an average person to throw caution to the wind, and together with greed and dishonesty, the number of errant taxi drivers continue to grow.In some neighbouring countries, taxi drivers are employed and controlled by taxi companies.

Successful operators police their own drivers and have built up a good reputation so much so their taxis are the preferred choice.

Back home in Malaysia, our authorities and taxi companies continue to blame to each other. As such, the pendulum has swung from issuing taxi permits to companies in order for them to control the drivers, to issuing permits directly to the drivers to cut off the rent-seekers.

Swinging the pendulum and introducing push-button management would not end the woes of the long-suffering public. If the same set of people continue to determine the taxi system, it is likely to remain status quo which has served their vested interest well.

The nation’s interest should be placed above all else and the Land Public Transport Commission can only transform the taxi system through innovation and bold actions. Public transport affects our productivity and competitiveness greatly and taxis are an important cog.

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