UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA
FUNDAMENTALS OF TRANSPORT
REPORT OF TRANSPORT TRIP
(UITM MELAKA TO PUTRAJAYA)
RIZQ ASYRAF BIN AMINUDDIN
NUR SYAFINAZ BT ABD WAHID
NURUL ANIS BT ASHIKIN
DATE OF SUBMISSION:
6th APRIL 2009
Transport is means increasing human satisfaction by movement of goods and passengers so in accessible goods may be moved to one point to another point where consumer required them. Besides, transport also offers utilities of place and it is means bridging the producer and consumer gap.
In early days, people stay along the rivers as river provide them with convenient of travelling and moving using canoes from one location to another location to visit family or friends members. River also sources of food supply such fish. As community become larger, people become more specialized. People depend on other people products and other things. Specialization improved workmanship in better clothes, food and improved quality of life.
Transport also is a bridge to a producer and consumer gap such as time gap and geographical gap. Time gap is like when goods produce today may not be required until tomorrow or next month. This gap is bridge by the warehousing processing with its technique for preserving goods against deterioration. Where else, geographical gap arise because producer and consumer are rarely in same place. Instead of, it’s function of transport to bridge the geographical gap between producer and consumer, so goods and services maybe exchange to their mutual benefits.
Without transport people cannot moved easily and it is important to improved standard of living by providing place utility for goods available to consumer. Example such mobility of people in country will be restricted without transport. With transport also people can travel to many areas and have job opportunities and get employed, their value will higher as secure job and earned income.
Identify the problems faced by consumer of public transport
Mara Liner Bus
Mara Liner Bus is one of public transportation that offers long distance way from UiTM Melaka to Kuala Lumpur besides Jebat and Metro Bus. This bus provides good condition and facilities to passengers because Mara Liner Bus is a new company than Jebat and Metro Bus. Example facilities and conditions that has been provided by Mara Liner are seats with a leg and back that can adjust, good air-condition, television and lamp at every sits for passengers to read newspaper or read books.
Every public transport that provided to consumer will have its disadvantages. The problems that faced by consumer when using this public transportation is this bus not provided toilet to consumer. Consumer need to ask the driver to stop to R&R for going to toilet. Besides, when natural factor happen such heavy rain, this bus will drive with low speed. So, consumer will late to their destination.
Putra LRT is one of rail transportation that has been provided in Malaysia. It is efficiency and effective way to move to one station to another station. It is also cheap and can afford to everyone. Putra LRT is also made to deflect from traffic jam. At Putra LRT station also provided a toilet and if you want to ask for any destination, you can go to the ticket counter and ask to them and they will give the instruction and help you to reach your destination.
After we stop at Pasar Seni by Mara Liner Bus, we took Putra LRT. Here, the problem that faced by consumer is they need to cross the street to took this train. Besides, if you want to use this train, you must go to the counter to buy the ticket. Then, you must scan the ticket before you enter to the train. Here, a number of people using this train are too many and the peak hour is when early in the morning, afternoon and evening where people just...
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