The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) is expected to issue a Request for Proposal to construct a bus rapid transit (BRT) line along the Federal Highway by next year, according to a Bernama report. SPAD CEO Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah said the BRT line will be built from Klang to Kuala Lumpur.

“To improve bus services, we would either invest in enforcement (on normal vehicles taking advantage of bus lanes), or build a dedicated infrastructure, so that we don’t need enforcement. Furthermore, BRT buses are cheaper than the LRT,” he said.

Azharuddin said the current bus lanes around the city centre were not very effective as buses had to move alongside the traffic. Last October, it was reported that the BRT project will get underway this year, with completion targeted for 2018. At that point, the KL-Klang BRT line was said to be 34 km long and have 25 stations along the route.