Project Name: Expert Peer Reviewer for Johor Bahru BRT
October 2019 to January 2021
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Iskandar Malaysia Development Authority (IRDA)
Consultants were mobilized in December 2019 to carry out the engineering design of the Iskandar Malaysia BRT system (IMBRT) in Johor Bahru. The BRT system has three major corridors (Medini, Skudai and Tebrau) with 38 stations. Parts of the corridors are planned to be elevated. Earlier gaps in the planning meant that the engineering design team also needed to carry out key aspects of the preliminary BRT design including finalizing corridor selection, station locations, and operational design, but the team did not contain sufficient BRT planning and design expertise for this task. The regional government authority, IRDA, though a UNDP bid selected Far East Mobility to provide much-needed BRT planning and design input to this engineering design process.
Far East Mobility Role
Far East Mobility's expert peer review role included:
- Training and capacity building;
- Scoring the overall system as well as each individual corridor according to the BRT Standard;
- Reviewing and proposing revisions to the BRT stations and operations;
- Non-motorized transport improvement recommendations;
- Recommendations on bus technology options.