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Lifts are fitted at overhead bridges where they are most needed

We thank Mr David Kwok Ng Kan for his letter, “Speed up lift installation for better access” (June 2). LTA is focused on building a convenient, well-connected and inclusive land transport system for all. For road crossings, we…

Lorry driver arrested after mounted crane crashes into overhead bridge

A lorry driver has been arrested after the mounted crane on his vehicle crashed into an overhead pedestrian bridge in Balestier Road yesterday. A part of the crane was damaged and fell onto the road, blocking all three…

More than 600 fines issued for Covid-19 safety breaches in first quarter

A bespectacled elderly man sat below a block of flats in Tiong Bahru, poring over a newspaper – without a mask on. He was alone, and did not seem to be bothered that he was unmasked even though…

Speed up lift installation at overhead bridges for better access

LTA called for a tender to build lifts at overhead bridges in 2019, but to date, many overhead bridges are still without lifts. The overhead bridge at Hong Lim Complex and those leading to ITE College East in…

Improve safety, deter illegal parking along Tanjong Pagar Road

Despite measures such as double yellow lines along Tanjong Pagar Road, cars and vans are often seen parked illegally there — especially near the junction with Cook St — while drivers run errands at nearby shops. This is…

Entrepreneur blames Singapore’s LTA for failed $3.5m underground bicycle parking project

More than a year after SecureMyBike, Singapore’s first automated underground bicycle parking system, shut down after two years of operations, Smartcity Projects CEO Bruno Navarro blamed LTA for allegedly choosing the wrong location for the facility. Navarro’s firm…

Automated wheelchair ramps found unsuitable following trial

We refer to Ms Rachel Tan’s letter “Time to install automated wheelchair ramps” (May 8). All public buses are currently installed with manual ramps to make them accessible to less ambulant commuters. A six-month trial was conducted with…

E-scooter population in S’pore plunges 91.5% to 8,500

At the height of escooters’ popularity less than two years ago, retailer Mobot could sell up to a thousand of them each month. But after PMDs, including escooters, were banned from footpaths in Nov 2019, demand for the…

Daewoo director, project manager in MRT construction project jailed for bribing former LTA director

Two Daewoo Engg and Construction executives, who gave bribes to a LTA deputy group director while working on their company’s first project in Singapore, were jailed for eight months on Tues. Kim Young-Gyu, a 52-year-old director, and Ro…

Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub to open on Jun 13

The Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub will open on Jun 13, said LTA on Mon. The transport hub, which will be managed by SMRT Buses, is located near the Woodlands NSL and Woodlands TEL MRT stations, as well as…

LTA to regulate both electric vehicles and chargers under new law

LTA will take over the regulation of EV chargers from EMA, under a new law passed in Parliament on Tues. This move will see the LTA regulate both EVs and charging infrastructure, which Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport…

Construction firm handed maximum $1 million fine over 2017 PIE viaduct collapse; two employees jailed

A construction firm was given the maximum fine over the 2017 PIE viaduct collapse that left one worker dead and 10 injured. Two of its senior employees were also jailed by a court on Wed. Or Kim Peow…

Construction on 2 Jurong Region Line MRT stations to start this month

Construction works on two MRT stations on JRL will start later this month, LTA said on Wed. The two stations, currently known as JS9 and JS10, will be located along Jalan Boon Lay near Enterprise Road and Jalan…

2 men admit bribing former LTA director with S$50,000 over MRT project

Two construction firm employees were on Fri among the first to plead guilty to their roles in a corruption case involving a former deputy group director from LTA. Kim Young-Gyu, 52, and Ro Sungyoung, 49, were the project…

Deaths, injuries in lorry accidents have ‘generally decreased’ since 2010 but fatality rate up in past 2 years: LTA

The number of deaths and injuries in accidents involving people ferried on the back of lorries has “generally decreased” since the introduction of more stringent precautions more than a decade ago, LTA said on Fri. However, some figures…

LTA to look at more paths for cyclists, pedestrians in central S’pore, Bukit Timah to Kallang

Sections of 40 roads around the city, and in Bukit Timah, Bukit Merah and Kallang, may make way for cycling tracks as more space is carved out for bicycles. This is to cater to the growing popularity of…

It’s a constant hum: North-South Corridor construction noise keeps some residents awake, expected to ease in 2023

Since Feb, Mr Joseph Goh has not had a good night’s sleep. Noise from the construction work right outside his apartment frequently startles his newborn son, waking the infant up at night. His home faces Thomson Road, where…

Mitigation measures can cut environmental impact of expressway work in Sembawang forest: Report

Building an 800m stretch of the North-South Corridor (NSC) expressway through a forest in Sembawang could result in various negative impacts to the biodiversity in the area, including to critically endangered species like the Sunda pangolin and the…

Mandatory theory test for e-scooter and e-bike users to start on June 30

All escooter and ebike riders will have to take a mandatory theory test that will be offered from June 30 before they will be allowed to use their devices, said LTA. The authority said in a FB post…

LTA hands over 6 Thomson East-Coast Line stations to SMRT ahead of Q3 opening

LTA on Fri handed over six MRT stations along the second stage of the TEL to train operator SMRT. This marks a key milestone in the lead-up to the opening of the second stage of the TEL in…

Construction on Pasir Ris interchange MRT station along Cross Island Line to start in Q4

Construction on the Pasir Ris interchange MRT station along the CRL is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021, said LTA on Mon. Passenger service is projected to start in 2030, it added. A contract worth…

More active mobility corridors, possible repurposing of Robinson Road among plans showcased in LTA exhibition

From Tuas to Neo Tiew Road, to the future Greater Southern Waterfront, infrastructure dedicated to walking and cycling built over the next decade could allow people to travel across the island without the need to use any roads.…

Explore the past, present and future of Singapore’s land transport system at new exhibition

Remember having to queue to buy a licence to drive into the CBD during peak periods, before there were ERP gantries? Or having to insert your farecard into a machine and pressing a button to select how much…

Extra 6.8km of cycling paths to be built near Mayflower and Lentor MRT stations by 2026

An additional 6.8km of cycling paths in Ang Mo Kio that will help link residents to MRT stations will be built by 2026. LTA said in a FB post on Wed that the paths will be built near…

34 errant cyclists caught over two days, including 2 riding against traffic flow: LTA

Thirty-four cyclists were caught breaking the rules on roads over the weekend, said LTA on Sun. Many of the errant cyclists were found riding on the road without helmets or beating the red light, with two caught riding…

Have more seats at front of buses for seniors’ convenience

I took a public bus from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange on Sun afternoon. The double-decker that I boarded was full and quite a few elderly passengers had to walk to the rear to find a seat. The elderly…

Govt acquires Thomson Road mixed-use building due to safety concerns over North-South Corridor works

LTA has acquired a 57-year-old mixed-use building on Thomson Road for safety reasons, after it found that the building would not be able to withstand the construction of the North-South Corridor nearby, it said on Fri. The four-storey…

Robots to make food deliveries from Westgate mall to JTC Summit in upcoming trial

Autonomous robots that perform the job of a food delivery rider will be on trial in Jurong East in the second half of this year. For a start, it would pick up bubble-tea orders from HeyTea, located on…

Fatal PIE viaduct collapse: Prosecutors seek S$1 million fine for builder Or Kim Peow Contractors

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Prosecutors are seeking a fine of S$1 million for a builder in charge of the construction of a viaduct that collapsed in 2017, killing a worker and injuring 10 others. Parties involved had known about repeated cracks in…

LTA seeks information from industry players on e-vehicle charging infrastructure

The authority, which launched a RFI on Thurs, said that it wants industry players to share, among others, their views on The installation and operation of charging points; The provision and costs of charging services to consumers; What…

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