Public Transport

Garmin, EZ-Link team up to offer dual-use wearables
A tie-up between Garmin and Singapore’s EZ-Link turns the fitness band into a multi-use band.
GrabHitch launches in Malaysia, 6mths after Singapore debut
Ride-hailing startup Grab has launched GrabHitch in Malaysia, nearly six months after it introduced the carpooling service in Singapore.
NEC tech boost for Singapore’s SMRT buses
NEC Asia Pacific said it will be implementing a suite of technologies for Singapore public transport service provider SMRT Buses Ltd, at the Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange as a Living Lab concept.
Indonesia: Grab and Uber have 6mths to comply, or get out
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry has come up with a new ministerial decree that defines ride-sharing services as transportation providers, requiring them to comply with the public transportation licensing regime within six months or be declared illegal.
Singtel and Samsung get in on EZ-Link public transport NFC action
Singtel said that its customers can pay for their MRT, LRT and bus rides with the company’s Transit NFC SIM, while Samsung said that 10 of its phone models have been approved for use.
Indonesia puts Uber and Grab ban on hold
Uber and Grab have got a reprieve in Indonesia, with the Ministry of Communications and Information deciding not to impose a ban on their operations despite a formal request from the Ministry of Transportation.
Kominfo fasilitasi Grab dan Uber agar tetap beroperasi
Kominfo akan memfasilitasi Grab dan Uber untuk memenuhi ketentuan Dishub Grab dan Uber diharuskan mendirikan koperasi untuk menaungi pengemudi  
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry demands ride-sharing ban
Indonesia continues to be a battleground between ride-sharing startups and conventional taxi companies, with the country’s Transportation Ministry now demanding such apps be blocked.
Indonesia lifts ride-sharing ban in quick ‘u-turn’
Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry has reversed an earlier decision to ban ride-sharing apps, after even the country’s president expressed his disagreement, while consumers were up in arms.
Bread & Kaya: Uber and GrabCar services legal in Malaysia?
If you’re wondering whether Uber and GrabCar services are legal in Malaysia, there is no express prohibition under the law to have software to connect users for rides on private cars, writes lawyer Foong Cheng Leong.
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