An Overview of the Practice of Traffic Impact Assessment in Malaysia
Lim Wei May1, Raha Abd Rahman2, Mohod Farid Hassin3, Jezan Md Diah4, Nordiana Mashros5, Mohd Ezree Abdullah6, Mohd Idrus Bin Mohd Masirin7
1Lim Wei May, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
2Raha Abd Rahman, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
3Mohd Farid Hassin, Pejabat Tanah Kluang, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
5Jezan Md Diah, Malaysia Institute of Transport, Universiti Tecknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
6Nordiana Mashros, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai Johor, Malaysia.
6Mohd Ezree Abdullah, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
7Mohd Idrus Bin Mohd Masirin, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 02 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 12 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 914-921 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11300585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1130.0585C19
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Abstract: Malaysia is a developing country with rapid urbanisation, unceasing development and growing expansion of road network, connecting all the major cities in the country. However, in the downfall, traffic congestions, road accidents and fatalities are still at an alarming level, so to control the traffic impacts generated, the government uses Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) as planning tool to assess the feasibility and rationality of a development. In Malaysia, TIA has been applied since early 90’, with the first draft TIA guidelines proposed in 2005 and was revised in 2011 by Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM) to the guidelines for TIA used today. TIA is about assessing the adverse impacts generated by a proposed development and mitigating the impacts with the appropriate measurements. Since TIA is adopted, developing countries are still facing various issues which happens also in Malaysia. This study will discuss about those issues and provide a method to assess the performance of TIA in Malaysia by determining what constitute to the best practice from an international standard and where Malaysia stand in the standard. The findings from the study will provide the necessary information for the future amendments in the practice of TIA.
Keywords: Case Study, Guidelines, Framework, Traffic Impact Assessment.
Scope of the Article: Patterns and Frameworks