PLUS Travel Time Advisory – 2014 Holiday Season

PLUS Expressways Berhad has published a travel time advisory (TTA) for people who will be using highways during peak travel time from December 24th 2014 to January 4th 2014.

 

Here is the advisory for northbound travel:

PLUS E1 E2 Northbound TTA New Year 2015
PLUS E1 E2 Northbound TTA New Year 2015

 

And here is the advisory for southbound travel:

PLUS E1 E2 Southbound TTA New Year 2015
PLUS E1 E2 Southbound TTA New Year 2015

 

This is a good initiative by PLUS and throughout the years we have found this to be a good method of combating congestion during peak travel time. Road users are strongly recommended to follow this advisory to ensure smoothness in your journey.

Causeway Toll Hike – Untimely Move by Malaysian Highway Authority

Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA)’s decision to propose an excessive toll hike for vehicles entering and exiting Johor-Singapore Causeway is deemed to be one of the most unpopular decision in 2014. Apparently, the decision is not announced within enough time, leaving commuters largely surprised by the increase.

The toll hike was first announced on July 26th 2014 and many parties think the decision was hastily made without considering careful study of public opinion. The impact of 480% increase, the highest ever in Malaysian toll history, can be adverse. Regular commuters, commercial and industrial sectors are set to be the one that is mostly affected.

Malaysians and Singaporeans travel to either country because of many reasons. Some of Malaysians work in Singapore while continue to stay in Malaysia, largely due to lower cost of living in Malaysia. Singaporeans also often travel to Malaysia for shopping and buying groceries due to lower prices in Malaysia. The increase in toll rate will surely affect how citizens from both countries travel.