Case study brainstorm: LRT vs TDM Alternatives Analysis. Taipei International TDM Symposium. 27-29 Sept. 2017

Object: Identify and collect necessary info for Alternatives Analysis to weigh advantages/disadvantages of Penang’s BL LRT proposal vs. Sketch plan for package of TDM measures

Preparing for special session on Transport Alternatives Analysis/Impact Screening scheduled for Taipei International TDM Symposium ( of 27-29 Sept. 2017,   (Contact or Skype newmobility for further information)

CASE STUDY: RM24 billion Bayan Lepas LRT  + Island Link 1 proposal vs. an initial sketch plan alternative for several packages of TDM measures and services

I am not an engineer nor do I have all the necessary information  in hand, but here are some of the questions, points from a strategic point of view that we must have in hand in order to carry out an Alternatives Analysis of the problems targeted for solution by the SRS Bayan Lepas LRT – for an independent initial expert group to review together in that special session of the Taipei TDM Symposium next month.

Do we have a clear and complete statement of the problem set that the RM 8.4 bn SRS Bayan Lepas LRT proposes to offer their  solution to — and where can we find the necessary details for the purpose of the alternatives analysis?

Is it necessary to have the full story on the parallel Pan Island Link 1 highway project in hand as well to carry out the alternatives analysis?

Is there a computerized model available which would permit alternative assumptions to be tested?

Does this particular proposal show up in the Halcrow reports? And if so  can we have a summary of their understanding of the problem and proposals.

Thank you.

TDM 2017 taipei

PS. Interested in joining us for this special session in Taipei  next month? We have arranged for substantial discounts for all participants. See  for details.

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About the author:  @ericbritton

Eric Britton
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Bio: Educated as an international development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and sustainability activist who has worked on missions and advisory assignments on all continents. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change, civil society and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport in Cities | See Britton online at and @ericbritton

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