According to a report by the New Straits Times, rapidPenang will be looking to expand its intercity bus services into several other regions in the northern states following positive feedback from commuters aboard the Penang Sentral-Sungai Petani route. Datuk Azmi Abdul Aziz, managing director of Prasarana Group, stated that the firm would conduct a feasibility study to locations in Kedah and Perak.

“Rapid Penang will bring the requests to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) for consideration,” he commented. Additionally, the company also plans to increase the frequency of buses on its Penang Sentral-Sungai Petani route. “We will look into increasing additional services in the area after taking the study. The commuters’ numbers must support our upcoming new services,” he added.

While further details on the proposed expansion remain murky, Azmi has stated that a new service to the vicinity of the Kulim High Technology Park remain up in the air. “The Kedah government has only requested for the Sungai Petani so far,” said Azmi. Aside from the Penang Sentral-Sungai Petani route, the firm has introduced a new Penang Sentral-Parit Buntar service, which begun operations on August 8.