27 Dec - 3 min read
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has officially launched the Rapid KL My50 monthly travel pass today, which will allow Malaysians to take unlimited rides on Prasarana Malaysia’s rail and bus services at the price of RM50. The new pass is set to go on sale starting from 1 January 2022, and will replace the current My30 pass (priced at RM30 per month).
Specifically, the new My50 travel pass will offer unlimited travel on all public transport services operated by Prasarana within the Klang Valley for a period of 30 days. These include the LRT, MRT, BRT, and monorail, as well as Rapid KL stop-and-go buses and Jom Naik MRT shuttle buses.
Dr Wee further said that outside of the Klang Valley, the pass will also be available in Penang, but it will continue to be marketed as the Mutiara Pass instead. “For Penang, the travel pass will be called the My50 Mutiara Pass, and can be used for the Rapid Penang service bus stop,” he commented, adding that this facility has not been enabled for Rapid Kuantan yet – another Prasarana-owned transportation network.
With an allocation of RM115 million, the My50 pass was first announced during the tabling of Budget 2022. Dr Wee said that this is one of the government’s efforts to care for the welfare of the people amidst the current challenging circumstances, especially commuters who rely on public transport to travel. He also hoped that the pass will help to bring up the number of public transport passengers back to pre-Covid levels.
For context, Prasarana used to service up to 1.1 million passengers a day back in 2019, prior to the outbreak of Covid-19. As of 24 December 2021, however, the average number of daily passengers handled by Prasarana stands at 462,246 passengers. “With its capacity, Prasarana is able to increase the frequency of trains and buses it operates if demand increases, while ensuring that passengers continue to enjoy a comfortable, smooth, and safe journey,” said Dr Wee.
Note that the My50 pass is available exclusively for Malaysian citizens only, as it will be linked to your MyKad or MyTentera ID. You can purchase it at the Rapid KL customer service office at all LRT, MRT, monorail, and BRT stations, as well as selected KL Rapid bus hubs. In Penang, meanwhile, you can buy the pass at designated Rapid Penang kiosks, including KOMTAR, Weld Quay (Terminal B), and Penang Sentral.
Meanwhile, the current My30 travel pass – which was initially introduced under the PENJANA stimulus package in June 2020 and then expanded under Budget 2021 – is set to end on 31 December 2021. If you manage to get the My30 travel pass once more before the last day, you’ll still be entitled to enjoy the facility up until 30 January 2022 before having to switch over to the new My50 pass.
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