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Malaysia compensated Singapore $102.8m for costs from terminated HSR project

Malaysia has compensated Singapore $102.8 million for costs incurred in the terminated KL-Singapore HSR project, both governments said on Mon. “The payment of SGD102,815,576.00 (RM320,270,519.24) has been made by the government of Malaysia to reimburse the government of…

Singapore rail industry standards launched to get all stakeholders on same page

The rail industry here is seeking to reduce chances of miscommunication and get all stakeholders on the same page, with engineers, SBST and SMRT coming together to hammer out Singapore’s first railway standards. The first three areas were…

Cut in power cable insulation, rusted circuit breaker caused Oct 14 MRT breakdown: Ong Ye Kung

An investigation into a massive train disruption that left thousands of commuters stranded last Oct has traced the fault to a rusted circuit breaker and a damaged power cable, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Wed. The…

MRT train testing facility to be fully operational by 2024

The Integrated Train Testing Centre (ITTC) will be fully operational by the end of 2024, allowing testing work to be conducted round the clock without disrupting passenger services. Construction of the centre, which will occupy the former Raffles…

Electric vehicles less pollutive, but not the most sustainable mode of transport: Ong Ye Kung

In promoting wider adoption of EVs here, Singapore must be careful not to go overboard, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri. Public transport is still the most sustainable way to get around the island, he added,…

How a successful software trial puts Singapore one step closer to drone deliveries, even flying cars

Singapore may still be years away from drone deliveries and flying taxis. However, the successful conclusion this week of a two-year trial for a traffic mgmt system that is able to plan and track hundreds of drone flights…

Downtown Line financing framework to be reviewed

The government could drop the current fixed-fee framework for operating the DTL and place it on the risk-sharing model being used for the NSEWL, CCL and NEL. Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri that the government…

Mandatory tests for e-scooter and e-bike riders from mid-2021; all bicycles must have brakes from September

Mandatory theory tests for escooter and electric bicycle riders will begin from the middle of this year, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng said on Fri. This will ensure all riders of such motorised devices know…

Some recovery in aviation sector expected in 2021 as some borders reopen: Ong Ye Kung

It is unrealistic to expect the pandemic-battered aviation industry to rebound quickly this year, but Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said that there would be some recovery as some borders reopen, facilitated by vaccinations and governments realising that…

Fares have to rise, operators must be more cost-efficient as taxpayers’ bill ‘cannot keep ballooning’: Ong Ye Kung

The Government will continue to subsidise rail and bus operations, but the bill to taxpayers “cannot keep ballooning”, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Fri. Steps must be taken to manage the long-term financial sustainability of the…

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…

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…

S’pore’s electricity grid to be expanded, upgraded to cater for more electric vehicles: Tan See Leng

Singapore’s electricity grid will be expanded and upgraded as the Government encourages greater adoption of EVs, Dr Tan See Leng said on Thurs. The Second Minister for MTI said in Parliament: “It is, indeed, a function of supply…

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…

More data needed before border measures can be eased for vaccinated travellers: Ong Ye Kung

Before border measures can be relaxed for people vaccinated against COVID-19, more scientific evidence is required on the extent that vaccines can reduce the chance of a person infecting others, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Mon.…

SMRT working closely with police in train track death investigations: Ong Ye Kung

SMRT is working closely with the police in investigations into the death of a man who was run over by a train near Kallang MRT station on Thurs night, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Fri. “I…

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.…

New Covid-19 test requirement for seafarers disembarking in Singapore for crew change

Seafarers getting off ships in Singapore will now need to take a Covid-19 PCR test at the port where the ship last stopped and test negative before arriving here. This new requirement applies to all applications submitted from…

Singapore Green Plan 2030: 50% more land for nature parks, cut landfill waste by 30%, longer rail network

The government on Wed launched the Singapore Green Plan 2030 with a wide range of ambitious goals across five pillars to advance the national agenda on sustainable development. Among some of the 2030 goals under the Plan are…

Singapore sees people travelling this year as vaccines roll out

Countries could relax border controls and allow more travel if there’s a set of standards for vaccine certification that immigration authorities can use to help determine entry policies, Singapore Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said. “That is really…

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…

Brakes mandatory for all bicycles used on public paths, roads: MOT

All bicycles must have at least one functioning brake installed when used on public paths and roads, MOT said on Mon after it accepted AMAP’s recommendations. The panel’s fourth review was submitted to the government on 30 Dec.…

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…

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.…

Designated common spaces to fly unmanned aircraft to be set up

Designated spaces for hobbyists to fly their unmanned aircraft will soon be made available, with details to be announced in the coming months. Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in a FacebFBook post on Fri that his ministry…

Singapore maritime industry remains as ‘world’s top bunkering hub’

Singapore’s maritime industry continues to progress and has managed to retain its top spot in global rankings despite challenges in the economy brought about by the circuit breaker. According to Senior Minister of State of Ministry of Transport…

New SafeEntry@Sea platform to boost Covid-19 contact tracing efforts for maritime sector in Singapore

The national digital check-in system SafeEntry will be extended to the maritime sector in Singapore later this week. A new SafeEntry @ Sea platform will be introduced at piers, such as Marina South Pier and West Coast Pier, to facilitate…

Pasting stickers on lamp post an act of vandalism

It was reported that there is one lamp post in Tuas on which stickers can be pasted legally. Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said an exception was made for this lamp post to brighten up life in Singapore.…

Cyclists cheer move to allow pasting of stickers on Tuas lamp post

A lamp post in Tuas that became a beacon for cyclists to leave their mark is now also the only one in Singapore on which stickers can be legally pasted. Located on the westernmost tip of the Republic,…

Dogs taken from Tuas South ‘are well’, signs to be placed warning cyclists of strays

Three stray dogs taken from the Tuas South area after complaints were made are well and undergoing rehabilitation, said Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung on Fri, who added that signs will be put up in the area…

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