Good news for commuters from Malaysia to Singapore and vice versa, RTS (Rapid Transit System) connecting Johor and Singapore is commencing. Actually it is nearing its completion for the first phase. If RTS is completed, it will make commuting more efficient. Initial agreements such as the location of the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine facilities are arranged.
Johor is one of the most developed states in Malaysia. Singapore lies immediately to the south across the narrow Johore Strait. To date, Johor is connected to Singapore through two road links: Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link. Apart from railroads, Johor has ports and airports. The convenient and economical way to travel especially for employees from Johor working in Singapore will be the RTS.
So, what will the RTS offer?
Movement of people
RTS will help Causeway and Second Link transport more people every day. The movement of people will not be restricted or limited because of its capacity.
The swiftness of RTS will give people enough time to get to work or go home early.
Traffic congestion means the overcrowding of routes resulting to slow and inefficient flow or accessibility. There are many motor vehicles present which can lead to traffic jams, long delays and eventually air pollution.
RTS can reduce traffic congestion.
Connectivity of two
There is a common link between two states- Malaysia. There is no doubt that cultural ties and exchanges are still present. They share the same history at least until 1965 (when Singapore seceded from Malaysia).
The RTS will enhance and facilitate the connectivity between two states.