Transport

Drivers apprehensive over new levy rates for bookings set by ComfortDelGro; National Taxi Association to raise concerns to LTA and CCSS

The decision of Singapore's largest taxi operator, ComfortDelGro, to adjust its levy structures against bookings recently has alarmed its cab drivers, as drivers begin to worry about the impact of the adjustments on their own earnings. From next Tuesday onwards (25 Sep), cab drivers under ComfortDelGro are obliged to pay a levy of 3.9 per cent for every booking that …

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Disruption on eastbound train service along EWL on Tuesday morning

A train service disruption occurred on the East West Line (EWL) this morning (18 Sep), said to be caused by a platform screen door (PSD) fault at Jurong East MRT station, affecting Eastbound train services. Simon Lee wrote a post of the slow moving train from Jurong to Pasir Ris on TATA SMRT Facebook at 8:21am, but he had initially assumed …

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Govt accepts recommendations of Active Mobility Advisory Panel; restricts speed limit for PMDs to 10km/h on footpaths

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) has announced that it has accepted all of the following recommendation submitted by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel for a safer path and will implement them in early-2019. There are four recommendations to be applied. Speed limit on footpaths The first is the speed limit on footpaths for personal mobility device users and cyclists. MOT noted …

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PTC: Public transport operators may increase their fares by up to 4.3 percent

The Public Transport Council (PTC) has announced that public transport operators may increase their fares by up to 4.3 percent based on the new fare formula, which will be decided in the annual 2018 Fare Review Exercise (FRE). It said that over the past five years, more than 1000 new buses were introduced through the Bus Service Enhancement Programme and Bus …

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LTA: Public consultation to commence for the next land transport market

In a press release on Friday (31 August), Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated that private vehicle journeys declined for the first time since 1997, even as total travel demand increased by 5 percent from HITS 2012 to 15.4 million journeys. A record 6.1 million bus and rail journeys were made daily, based on the latest Household Interview Travel Survey conducted between …

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Second phase of the on-demand public buses (ODPB) trial awarded to Ministry of Movement Pte Ltd and Via Transportation Inc

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the second phase of the on-demand public buses (ODPB) trial to Ministry of Movement Pte Ltd (SWAT) and Via Transportation, Inc. LTA states that the company developed the dynamic routing and matching algorithm that offers seamless and convenient bus journeys in areas where there is low or unpredictable ridership during certain times of the …

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