SMRT advises commuters to make alternative travel plan on Wednesday morning

On Tuesday evening, 58 stations were put out of service due to power trips along the entire North-South and East-West Lines, affecting the trip back home for many commuters as the disruption took place during the evening rush hour. Free shuttle buses along with free bus services from both SMRT and SBS Transit were offered to commuters … Read more

LTA: Summons should have been issued to illegally parked cars

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has concluded through its investigations that the cars parked illegally outside of Siglap South Community Center should have been issued with summons as the community centre did not apply for special parking approval from LTA. It has also taken necessary actions against its outsourced contractor on the matter. This is response to TOC’s queries … Read more

LTA: Higher fines, more CCTVs in 2015 to deter illegal parking

By Terry Xu The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is introducing new measures to deter and reduce illegal parking by imposing higher fines for repeat offenders who park illegally. LTA said in its media release that about half of all illegal parking traffic notices issued between 2011 and 2014 were committed by repeat offenders. To reduce the … Read more

Why is the SSA standard lowered for transport operators?

By Dayan, Interestingly, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) uses different measures of train service availability for the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) transportation system, even though both fall under the Rapid Transit Systems Act. Under the licensing agreement between the LTA and the train operators, SMRT Corporation and SBS Transit are required … Read more

Why the inconsistency in which LTA chooses to fine some incidents but not others?

By Dayan, Inconsistency in how LTA choses to fine particular service disruptions while disregarding other similar major disruptions raises questions about how fines deter disruptions from recurring. Under the Licensing and Operating Agreement (LOA) between the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the service operators, SMRT corporation and SBS Transit are required to adhere to … Read more

SMRT acknowledges it should have sought approval: LTA

Public transport operator, SMRT, has acknowledged that it was wrong not to have sought approval from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) before it allowed five of its trains to be used to transport 3,000 students and staff from Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) on Tuesday. The LTA says “SMRT has explained to the regulator why it allowed … Read more

Revised Fees for Vehicle Entry Permit and Goods Vehicle Permit with effect from 1 August 2014

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that from 1 August 2014 onwards, drivers driving into Singapore will expect to pay an additional S$15 dollars per day for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) and S$30 dollars per month for the Goods Vehicle Permit (GVP) fee. The agency states that the cost difference has widened in … Read more

Finalised station names for Thomson MRT Line released

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has just announced the final names for the Thomson Line (TSL) stations which have been approved by the Street and Building Names Board (SBNB). The names were put to a public poll in May 2013 and attracted more than 4,000 responses. All the final station names reflect the choice of the majority who … Read more