NSP: Bus operators enjoy the profits while costs passed to commuters under new BCM scheme.

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has issued a statement in response to the new Bus Contracting Model (BCM) annouced by the Transport Minister on 21st May 2014 which seeks to nationalise assets but privatise operations. NSP states that the party had already proposed a route licensing scheme in 2011 as it highlighted that “it would be unrealistic to expect … Read more

Urging LTA to re-consider the proposed framework by SMRT Corp

By Derrick Sim On 3rd May 2014, SMRT Corp announced that talks had been ongoing with the government to extend the financing framework for their existing lines. If approved, under this framework, government will buy back the rail infrastructure from SMRT and all maintenance of rail infrastructure will carried out by government using public fund. … Read more

LTA Calls Tender to Assess Environmental Impacts for Cross Island Line

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) called for a tender yesterday for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of a portion of the Cross Island Line (CRL). According to the official press release from LTA’s home page, “the Government has worked with nature and environmental groups to finalise the scope of the EIA” to be around the … Read more

East West Line exceeds System Service Availability standard

By Terry Xu Last week on Friday, train commuters experienced long delays in their daily commute due to signaling fault in the Pasir Ris and Tampines MRT stations. This incident brings the total delay hours of the month in April to 9.4 hours which has exceeded the System Service Availability (SSA) standard set out by LTA. On Friday, SMRT reported via their … Read more