Transportation and Infrastructure
National Master Plan for a Sustainable Land Transportation System
This study was funded by Brunei Research Council (BRC)and in collaboration with Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) and Ministry of Development (MoD). The study provided a White Paper and Master Plan for a sustainable land transportation system for the whole of Brunei Darussalam, to meet an aspirational future of 4% GDP growth and a population of 800,000 people.
The study focuses on a multimodal land transportation strategy for increased connectivity between rural and urban areas to social amenities, schools and places of work, accessible to all including low income groups, while preserving the environment and road safety.
The main transportation modes proposed include further roads and highways, fuel efficient green vehicles, expansion and greater regulation of the taxi system, a more efficient school bus system, increased pedestrianisation, improved parking planning, regulation and management, a bus rapid transit (BRT) system serving 4 major lines along radial corridors anchored by park and ride facilities, and the setting up of intelligent transport systems (ITS) to facilitate network and transport management across Brunei Darussalam e.g. a Network Management and Control System (NMCS) and a central Brunei Darussalam Transport Management and Control Centre (BTMCC).
MTIC and relevant stakeholders have applied the CSPS findings to form the basis of the current Ministry of Communication White Paper.
A CSPS National Forum on National Masterplan for a Sustainable Land Transportation System for Brunei Darussalam was held in Oct 2014.
MOC Blueprint for Vision 2035 Sustainable and Inclusive Land Transportation System for Brunei Darussalam (2017)
This land transport blueprint is a sub proposal by CSPS as commissioned by Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), focusing on relatively low-cost and implementable initiatives over the next 10 years to improve Brunei Darussalam’s public transportation system. A total of 15 strategic initiatives have been proposed.
The blueprint has been recently submitted by MTIC for budget endorsement by the National Committee on Public Transportation.
Improving Brunei's Bus Transport System: the Case for Subsidizing Public Transport (2017)
This is another sub paper by CSPS as commissioned by Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) to develop an efficient Bus Transportation System.
The paper outlines six initiatives to develop an efficient, reliable, and safe public bus transport system. These initiatives require government financing of around B$33 million for the first three years, and is projected to be $12 million per year from year 2020 onwards. Factoring in positive externalities from an improved public transport system (e.g. alleviating congestion, reducing emissions and traffic-related injuries, increasing mobility, stimulating economic development, etc.), the net economic cost is $8 million per year.
The paper has been recently submitted together with the blueprint to MTIC and to the National Committee of Public Transportation.