The Land Public Transport Agency - Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat (APAD) - have announced the phase one implementation of the myBAS Johor Bahru bus routes from Thursday, 31 March 2022.
4 out of 19 bus routes will be implemented in the first phase, and these 4 routes will replace existing bus routes operated by Causeway Link.
NEW ROUTES FROM 31 MARCH 2022
|F100||JB Sentral ⇔ KSL City
Operating Hours: 0830 - 2245hrs
Replaces Causeway Link S1
|T11||JB Sentral ⇔ Taman Setia Indah
Operating Hours: 0500 - 2300hrs
Replaces Causeway Link 10B
|T33||JB Sentral ⇔ Taman Sri Yaacob
Operating Hours: 0600 - 2100hrs
Replaces Causeway Link 111
|T40||Larkin Sentral ⇔ Gelang Patah Sentral
Operating Hours: 0600 - 2200hrs
Replaces Causeway Link 666
The federal government has allocated RM150 million over three years to the Johor state government for the implementation of myBAS bus services. Transport minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the programme is expected to benefit 6.4 million passengers a year.
The 1,052 km route network will consist of 19 bus routes in five corridors, covering Kota Tinggi, Masai, Kulai, Gelang Patah and Pontian. 128 buses, some of which are electric buses, will be rolled out progressively. The service intervals are set at 20 to 30 minutes during peak hours, and 30 to 60 during off-peak hours.
Electric buses will enter revenue service for the first time in Johor Bahru under this programme.
MyBas is a Stage Bus Service Transformation (SBST) Programme introduced in 2015, aiming to enhance the reliability and quality of stage bus services. This initiative has been implemented in four states, such as Kangar, Seremban, Ipoh and Kuala Terengganu.
Under the SBST model, stage bus companies will focus on delivering quality bus services, while operating on a gross cost mechanism. APAD is in charge of the route network as well as collecting the fare revenue from bus operators, while bus operators will be paid service fees to operate the route.