The Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal due to open by the end of 2010 will be a first for Malaysia in terms of its sophistication, according to Land Public Transport Commission chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar. The new Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal hub will use advanced electronic system unlike anywhere in the country currently.
Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal would function more like an airport with its array of electronic displays of bus arrival and departure times, company names and destinations.
Two large LED panels like those that show the arrival and departure times in modern airports are prominently displayed and can be seen immediately when entering from the main lobby. The Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal links buses with LRT, ERL and KTM Komuter.
The use of an advanced electronic system could pave the way for a single-ticketing system and prevent touts from plying their trade. The Government plans to see a single-ticketing system, including cashless transactions. The system in the new terminal would make it impossible for touts to operate.
In Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal, you can only buy tickets at specific locations and the ticket readers will read that ticket with the time of departure and the bus company’s name.
The Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal has the capacity to handle 40,000 passengers and 1,000 buses per day. In an hour, 110 buses can be accommodated. Initially, 87 companies will operate from the terminal to serve the south-bound traffic.
The Bandar Tasik Selatan Integrated Transport Terminal, covering 95,000 square metres, will have 150 taxi bays, 60 bus platforms, 1,000 parking bays and will be connected by a six-lane highway to the Middle Ring Road 2 and Besraya highways.