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More roads to be converted for pedestrians and cyclists; 60 projects identified, including in Civic District

About 60 projects across Singapore have been identified for roads to be possibly converted into footpaths, cycling paths and bus lanes, as part of efforts to make these modes of transport more convenient. Announcing this in Parliament on…

Commuters with long-term medical conditions can claim card, lanyard to help get a seat on public transport

Commuters with long-term medical conditions that prevent them from standing for prolonged periods will soon be able to use an identifier to help them get a seat on buses and trains here. “From Apr, commuters with long-term, invisible…

S’pore to stop diesel car, taxi registrations, have 8 ‘EV-ready towns’ including Bedok, Punggol, Queenstown by 2025

Singapore will stop all new diesel car and taxi registrations from 2025, by which time eight towns will have EV charging points at all HDB car parks. And, by 2030, all new car and taxi registrations must be…

60% of Singapore taxis now run on cleaner energy

Around six in 10 taxis on Singapore’s roads are hybrid or EVs, up from just 18 per cent three years ago, Senior Minister of State for Transport Amy Khor said on Mon. She told Parliament the proportion of…

Things to consider in planning to expand cycling path network

Why is there a need to expand the cycling paths in Singapore (Over 20 roads to be assessed for space to provide cycling paths, Feb 22). LTA needs to provide the rationale and justification before embarking on such…

Only two feeder bus services generated enough revenue to cover operating costs in 2020

With public transport ridership falling last year due to Covid-19, only two feeder bus services were able to generate enough revenue to cover their operating costs, Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat disclosed on Wed.…

Over 20 roads to be assessed for space to provide cycling paths

More than 20 roads in the northeast of Singapore and the eastern parts of the island will be assessed to determine if portions of them can be reclaimed for cycling paths, in what is likely to be the…

LTA to study removal of streetside parking to build cycling paths

Streetside parking spaces in certain parts of the Tai Seng area could be removed to make space for the construction of cycling paths within the next decade. Besides possibly removing parking spaces along Joo Seng Road, MacTaggart Road,…

Electric car sales forge ahead in Singapore, powered by tax incentives

Electric car sales have picked up, powered by new tax incentives which kicked in last month. LTA figures show 60 full-electric cars were registered in Jan – nearly two-thirds of full-year registrations for such vehicles in 2020. On…

Time for stricter controls on vehicle noise levels

While TP look into road-calming measures in Tanjong Pagar following the recent accident there, NEA should concurrently look into stricter vehicular noise controls, not just for speeding vehicles but also the starting-up and revving of car engines. I…

Timeline for Sengkang-Punggol LRT renewal project under review: LTA

LTA and SBST are reviewing the timeline for an ongoing renewal project to improve the reliability of the SPLRT system. Responding to queries, LTA said this is because progress on the project – which began in Dec 2017…

Public transport ridership falls in 2020, trains hardest hit

Public transport ridership fell last year as expected, a slide that broke a trend of consecutive rises in the previous 15 years. LTA said yesterday that average daily ridership for buses and trains fell by 34.5 per cent…

Sengkang-Punggol LRT to get 17 new two-car trains to boost capacity

The Sengkang-Punggol LRT network will get 17 new two-car trains, doubling the number of such trains in its fleet. The new trains, which will be delivered progressively from 2024 to 2027, will help to meet long-term public transport…

Construction of Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub to commence in Q2

Construction of the Jurong East integrated transport hub is due to begin in the second quarter of this year, said LTA on Thurs. The works are slated to be completed by around 2027. “With its opening, commuters in…

S’pore on track to phase out diesel buses by 2040

About 2 per cent of Singapore’s public bus fleet now run on cleaner energy, and it is on track to phase out diesel buses in 20 years. The goal to have all 5,800 public buses run fully on…

95% of potholes repaired as of Jan 31, with highest monthly record in January

About 95 per cent of potholes have been repaired as of Jan 31, even as LTA identified 2,570 potholes in Jan this year, the highest ever in a single month. Jan was an “exceptionally” wet month, said Senior…

Johor-S’pore RTS: LTA awards S$180m civil contract for construction of bridge, tunnels

A S$180 million contract for the construction of a bridge and tunnels for the JB-Singapore RTS Link has been awarded to the Singapore branch of transport infrastructure firm China Communications Construction Company. Announcing this on Fri, LTA said…

S’pore-Johor RTS Link station in Woodlands to be 10 times the size of typical MRT station: LTA

The JB-Singapore RTS Link’s station at Woodlands North and its connected CIQ facility will be about 10 times the size of a typical MRT station, LTA said on Fri. The information was released as Transport Minister Ong Ye…

Up lorry: LTA confiscates able-bodied woman’s PMA after she’s seen riding it on road

No, that’s not a golf cart on the loose, but a PMA on the road. Over the past few days, netizens said they spotted a woman riding a PMA around Canberra, Sembawang and Yishun with a Foodpanda delivery…

Trial to pedestrianise parts of road next to Kampung Admiralty

From next month, a stretch of road next to Kampung Admiralty will be temporarily closed off to cars and other private vehicles as part of a trial to repurpose road lanes as footpaths, pedestrianised streets or cycling paths.…

Ideas to improve road network and driving experience

As a frequent road user, I commend LTA for Singapore’s excellent road network and infrastructure. However, there is a room for improvement. For example, there are more than 10 traffic junctions within a short distance of 3km along…

45-year-old driver arrested after goods on trailer hit flyover on AYE

A 45-year-old trailer lorry driver was arrested on Mon after goods on his trailer apparently hit a flyover above AYE, resulting in traffic congestion. SPF said they were alerted to the accident along AYE towards MCE at about…

Caused by heavy rain, spate of potholes detected in first half of January double 2020’s monthly average: LTA

LTA is urging road users to report potholes after an unusually large number of these road hazards have appeared across Singapore lately, caused by recent prolonged heavy rain. The number of potholes detected in Jan so far, about…

Road trials launched for driverless road-sweeping vehicles that produce zero emissions, less noise

Driverless road-sweeping vehicles might become a common sight on Singapore’s streets in the near future, as NEA is trying out two such vehicles over the next half year. The trials, which started in Jan this year, will run…

LTA awards $34.3m contract for Downtown Line’s Hume station

LTA has awarded JSM Construction Group a $34.3m contract for the completion of the Hume station on the DTL. The new contract covers the construction of a station entrance, ventilation shaft, and fitting-out works for the new station.…

Second landslip in 8 days at TPE slip road towards Loyang Avenue

A second landslip in eight days has occurred near TPE slip road towards Loyang Ave. LTA announced on Sun that continuous rain caused slope erosion. The landslip was detected by LTA engineers and contractors who had been monitoring…

LTA to begin rolling out three-door double-deck buses in January

LTA said on Mo it would begin introducing three-door double-deck buses into Singapore’s public bus fleet from the end of the month. A total of 100 of these buses will be progressively added to the fleet over the…

Install on-board units in new cars in showrooms

I have started to shop for a replacement vehicle for my Land Rover that is coming to the end of its statutory lifespan of 20 years. With the installation of the new on-board units (OBUs) slated to start…

New bus terminal for Bukit Panjang opens on Jan 23

A new bus terminal for Bukit Panjang will open from Jan 23, according to a FB post by LTA on Mon. The Gali Batu Bus Terminal, located in Woodlands Road, replaces the Bukit Panjang Temporary Bus Park. With…

TPE slip road towards Loyang Avenue affected by landslip partially reopened

The slip road on TPE affected by a landslip triggered by heavy rain over the weekend has been partially reopened. Repair work has been completed and one lane reopened to traffic while the lane nearer the landslip is…

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