The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) will be looking to use world renowned transport software to chart Petaling Jaya’s public transport for the next decade, with an August start date, theSun reports.
Both pieces of software – Visum and Vissim, are being used to develop a model which simulates future traffic conditions and incident management system, and a traffic impact study. Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said the council’s planning department have been developing a model using these software since April.
This advancement is a in line with MBPJ’s Master Transportation Masterplan to achieve a 40% public transport ridership by the year 2030.
“The future planning of PJ would work on this. For example, any future development will go through this master software for traffic impact study or traffic condition and can help us chart our public transport plan for a particular area,” said the council’s Master Traffic and Urban Transportation Plan committee chairman Lee Suet Sen.
Not only that, the software can also assist the council the usage of land use. “The software will help us to decide whether we should have a transportation hub or pedestrian oriented development with the MRT or LRT,” he added.