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A superb effort by Penang State Govt

This is what a govt is supposed to do for her citizens... not rape and pillage resources for their own benefit! 

Remember this everytime you have to speak about our Govt, that there is still hope of good people doing the right thing in govt. We just need to keep voting the right person in! 
A Govt that tries to SAVE the rakyat's $$$!.......and BN defintely does not fit this bill !
Free Bus Ride From Prai to Bayan Lepas

Free bus from Prai to Bayan Lepas (especially for factory worker) will be starting this year 2011  'Best' news for commuters Thursday January 30, 2011 GEORGE TOWN:The free Bridge Express Shuttle Transit (Best) service to transport commuters from Seberang Jaya to factories in the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone on the island will start on March 1.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced that the "park and ride" system was approved at the state executive council meeting yesterday.
Under the system, Lim said, the commuters need only pay for the parking of their vehicles in Seberang Jaya while the state would supply the buses to transport them for free.

He said that Best service was open to all, and would focus on the Bayan Lepas FIZ for a start.
"Anyone can ride but the destination is only the factories in Bayan Lepas, not anywhere else," he told a press conference at his office in Komtar here.

Lim said that with this service, motorists could save up to RM250 a month on the Penang Bridge toll and petrol.
He said the state would hold awareness and publicity programmes for greater participation, adding that details of the system would be fine-tuned and announced by state Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow.

Chow, who was present,said that for a start, 10 buses would be deployed to shuttle commuters from 6am to 9am and from 4pm to 7pm Monday to Friday,which is when most factory workers would be commuting.
"We have done a survey among the factories in Bayan Lepas where 1,100 workers have shown interest in joining this programme," he said.

Chow said a bus shelter was being built at the Sunway Carnival Mall in Seberang Jaya which would be the initial pick-up and drop-off point, while 50 to 60 stops would be put up in front of various factories in Bayan Lepas.

"We will have two or three routes to serve all the factories," he said, adding that the system should help to reduce the number of vehicles on Penang island and traffic congestion.

Lim said Best was aimed at helping to reduce the financial burden of lower income workers, especially in view of the announcement by the Federal Government to increase the price of RON97 by 10 sen to RM2.40.
"This is our effort to reach out to help Malaysian workers to fight the fuel price increase and subsidy reduction, which we feel is unfair as it is only borne by the poorer segments of society and not by the rich companies.

"The state government is concerned as this is the second time within a month that the price of petrol has gone up," said Lim.

This is what is REALLY meant by helping the poor and walking the talk, and they don't do it only during by-elections!
Of course this news is NOT reported in our newspapers. So please help circulate!

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