pj free school bus route

Beginning October 1, there will be a free bus pick-up service for children studying at schools situated within the vicinity of Petaling Jaya. The free one-way shuttle service, provided by the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), will start its run at 6 am in the morning, and will ply a 16 km route stopping at some 11 schools, The Star reports.

It will stop at Sekolah Rendah Agama Kampung Medan 1 and 2, SK Petaling Jaya, SK Jalan Selangor 1 and 2, SK Assunta 1 and 2, SMK Assunta, SK and SMK La Salle, Catholic High School, SK Alam Shah 1 and 2, SMK Sultan Abdul Samad, SK Sri Petaling 1 and 2 and SMK (L) Bukit Bintang.

PJ South 3/2 bus hub is where the bus will begin its journey while the end point will be at the Taman Jaya LRT station. Total time travelling time from start to finish is estimated to be about 55 minutes. The service is one way only, for now.

PJ Mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said a qualified bus driver would be chosen and his background checked for good behaviour. “We will have the bus driven by the same driver each day. This way the driver gets to know the children’s routine and in addition the parents build up trust in the driver,” he said.