PENANG TRANSPORT COUNCIL (PTC) – Work in progress and 6 short questions

Several brief questions about the PTC vigilance addressed in particular to the State Government, and to the media who follow these matters:

1. WHEN were the last two times that the PTC was convened (dates)?

2. What was the REASONS in each case that the sessions were convened?

3. WHO attended (list of names please)?

4. HOW LONG did each session last?

5. What were the CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS of the Council?

6. And finally, were there DISSENTING VOTES AND STATEMENTS, and may we see these as well.

Thank you.

Eric Britton. penang@ecoplan.org.  https://twitter.com/SustainPenang

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About the PTC: 

State Transportation Council or the Penang Transport Council (PTC) was established in 2009. The proposal of establishment for PTC approved by the Executive Council on 27 May 2009 and ratified on 3rd June 2009.The original establishment of the PTC is to tackle the problem of traffic congestion in the State Penang which involves three (3) states that the main challenge Cleanliness, Congestion and Crime. In addition, PTC also serves to give technical advice on the basis of traffic and transport management in Penang.

Council members are appointed by the Chairman of PTC with the concurrence of the Chief Minister. PTC chaired by State Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation and council members made up of government officials and also of NGOs. The main achievement of PTC is production of Penang Transport Master Plan which has been used as an official document of the State on March 23, 2013.

Now, the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Penang are in the process of implementation in which the tender Request for Proposals (RFP) to appoint the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) is in the valuation stage. Along the Transport Master Plan (TMP) Penang, PTC role will be to act as the official forum for the departments and agencies as well as individuals who have been appointed to ensure the implementation of the PIP is on track as the will of the State. PTC is one of the State Government platform connected directly to the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) appointed for the implementation of the TMP.

Website references: PTC: http://pgmasterplan.penang.gov.my/index.php/en/majlis-pengangkutan-negeri and PTC Members: http://pgmasterplan.penang.gov.my/index.php/en/majlis-pengangkutan-negeri#members

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Our references:

  1. Web: https://sustainablepenang.wordpress.com/tag/penang-archives/
  2. WhatsApp – Contributions via the two WhatsApp channels
  3. FB: Sustainable Penang: Toward a New Mobility Agenda – https://www.facebook.com/SustainablePenang/
  4. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SustainPenang
  5. LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5084715

About the author:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. 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 and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions -- and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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