The Vehicle Division was established in 1960 under the Rural Industry Development Authority, known as RIDA. The purpose of the division was to provide transportation services to residents in rural areas, especially for the FELDA settlers and help bumiputera get involved in the transportation industry. At that time, the division was known as the RIDA Motor Vehicle and the transport services carried out by this division was known as the RIDA Bus.
When RIDA was dissolved and replaced officially by the Council of Trust for Indigenous People (MARA) on March 1, 1966, the Vehicle Division was placed under the administration called MARA Transportation Division. Consistent with that, the name RIDA Bus changed to MARA Bus and later was called MARA Bus Transport (KBM).
We are committed in giving the best public bus service to the people in specific routes and according to the schedules shown.
We also ensure that:
To-date, KBM has 16 projects which give transportation (bus) services. The main activitites of these projects are express buses and chartered services, normal bus services and repair and maintenance workshops.
On 24 September 2005, the rebranding ceremony of Projek Kenderaan Bas MARA (KBM) to MARA Liner took place in Kota Tinggi, Johor. This project was divided into two (2) administrations, ie. The Northern Zone in Mergong, Kedah and the Central Zone at the Transportaion Divison, Level 6 MARA Building.
List of projects are as follows:
Meanwhile, 3 Operational Centres for MARA Liner Express was set up in 3 Zones, namely: