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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…

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…

E-scooter rider fined for colliding into 7-year-old girl after being caught riding on footpath

A 28-year-old man was fined S$4,500 on Thurs for illegally riding his escooter on a public footpath, then crashing into a young girl while trying to evade enforcement officers from LTA. Mohammad Haziq Ismail also rode his unregistered…

Murals at shipping terminals depict key role of maritime sector in securing Singapore’s supplies during pandemic

The role of the maritime sector in ensuring the flow of essential supplies into Singapore during the Covid-19 pandemic has been memorialised in mural art displays at shipping terminals here. The 4m by 2m murals at the Jurong…

Older motorcycles, including foreign bikes, must meet stricter emission standards from 2023: NEA

Older motorcycles will have to meet tighter in-use emission standards from Apr 6, 2023, as part of Singapore’s efforts to reduce vehicular emissions and improve air quality. Announcing this on Wed, NEA said the stricter standards will apply…

Puzzled by awarding of rail reliability incentive

It was reported that SBST has been awarded an estimated $30 million for rail reliability last year. This is the first award of its kind. It is not known how much exactly each of the rail operators, SBST…

Put in place infrastructure and community can learn to adapt to pedestrianised roads

It was reported that pedestrianisation trials have sparked some contention among residents. I urge the authorities to take heart. Any change always requires stepping outside one’s comfort zone. One cannot please everybody. If Singapore is to seriously reduce…

Construction on 4 Jurong Region Line stations to start in Q2

Construction works on four MRT stations on the JRL will start in the second quarter of this year, said LTA on Tues. Two of the stations, tentatively named Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier, are in JTC industrial area.…

Take steps to improve user experience at park connector networks

NParks has done a great job in keeping Singapore green, helping Singaporeans to enjoy the greenery and keeping Singaporeans healthy. I have been walking and cycling around Singapore for about 15 years. During this period, the number of…

MRT, bus commuters could be subject to frisk searches under proposed laws

Commuters taking the bus or train here could be subject to frisk searches by police officers and other “senior approved persons” under proposed laws introduced in Parliament on Mon. Under the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, a “frisk search”…

Trial to pedestrianise roads receives mixed reaction from residents

When she speaks to residents living near Kampung Admiralty, Sembawang GRC MP Mariam Jaafar never fails to ask about a 200m stretch of road that has sparked some contention in her ward. In a six-month trial that began…

Electric bicycle riders must pass theory test to ride on roads under proposed changes to Road Traffic Act

PAB riders will be required to pass a theory test that covers road safety before being allowed on the roads as part of proposed amendments to the RTA introduced in Parliament on Mon. The changes are aimed at…

No obvious increase in commuter numbers on trains on first day of eased Covid-19 rules in S’pore

The morning commuting crowd streamed out of Raffles Place MRT station, most of them office workers walking closely behind one another. From 8.30am to 9.30am on Mon, the tap of bank and ez-link cards at the gantries was…

Some MRT stations on North East Line to close early for works in April, May

Selected MRT stations on NEL will close earlier on some Fri and Sat in Apr and May, said SBST on Fri. This is for “intensified replacement works” to be carried out on the insulators of the overhead catenary…

Commuters talking on public transport a common sight

I commend SMRT staff for their efforts to get people to avoid talking when on public transport. With more people going back to the office to work, our trains are going to get more crowded. We are to…

Action taken against idling of car engines

We refer to Mr Robert James Field McPhail’s letter (Do more to curb idling of car engines, Mar 27). NEA regularly monitors hot spots where motorists frequently leave their vehicle engines idling for reasons other than traffic conditions.…

Mercedes crashes through carpark lift at Buona Vista, overturns and traps driver inside

Like a turtle flipped on its side, a black Mercedes overturned after it crashed through a lift entrance, trapping its driver in their seat. The accident occurred on Fri noon at Viva Vista Shopping Mall, along 3 South…

Public electric vehicle charging point tender draws 19 bids; 600 points to be up as early as end-August

A public tender for the installation of EV charging points at some 200 public carparks across Singapore has drawn 19 bidders, reflecting a growing interest among businesses to cash in on the government’s EV push. Among those which…

SBS Transit gets estimated $30m rail reliability incentive

Transport operator SBST has been awarded an estimated $30 million for rail reliability last year – the first award of its kind. In its latest annual report, the ComfortDelGro subsidiary mentioned that it had received a “rail reliability…

Cyclists at Rail Corridor racing across bridges instead of dismounting

The recently revamped section of the Rail Corridor in Bukit Timah has attracted a lot of visitors, including cyclists. On most days, traffic on the trail is heavy and on weekends, it can be jam-packed, especially at the…

Risk of getting parking ticket during office hours

The landed estate where I live has no paid public parking spaces. With the current work-from-home arrangement due to the pandemic, I have no choice but to park my car on the side of the road with a…

X-ray scans, body checks among security measures at selected MRT stations from April 1

Enhanced security screening will be introduced at selected MRT stations from Apr 1. Checks similar to those at airports, which include metal detector scans and X-ray scans, will be conducted at random, LTA said in a FB post…

Footpaths are crowded enough without e-bikers

I refer to Forum writer Darren Nathaniel Cheong Jun Kang’s suggestion to allow e-bikers to ride on footpaths, as he thinks the roads are too dangerous for them. I empathise with delivery riders who work hard to fulfil…

Don’t let e-bikers risk their lives on the road

I agree with Mr Darren Nathaniel Cheong Jun Kang, who suggested that e-bike riders be allowed on footpaths (Roads may be too dangerous for delivery riders on e-bikes, Mar 29). As a pedestrian, I can understand the frustration…

Upper Bukit Timah Road near Bukit Timah Plaza to become two-way from April 2

Upper Bukit Timah Road will turn two-way from 6am on Fri with the completion of a new city-bound road, shortening journeys for motorists driving in the direction of Dunearn Road and Clementi Road and easing congestion in the…

SMRT placards remind commuters not to talk on trains to reduce Covid-19 risk

SMRT station staff will begin holding “Please Refrain From Talking” placards from Wed at MRT stations as part of a new campaign to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission on public transport. The aim is to remind commuters…

Go-Ahead to conduct six-month trial of buses with solar panels

Your bus ride in Singapore could soon be partially powered by the sun. Bus operator Go-Ahead Singapore has installed ultra-thin solar panels on the roofs of two of its buses, which will run on Service 15. This is…

Consider hydrogen fuel cell cars

As petrol stations gear up to offer charging points for battery-powered EVs, and the debate on alternative power for automobiles continues, we should not ignore the potential benefits of another green technology, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). FCVs…

MRT commuters need to be more considerate towards wheelchair users

I wish to commend SMRT staff member Abdul Razak Omar, who last Fri went out of his way to smooth the train journey home for me and my 84-year-old father. My dad uses a wheelchair and often needs…

Roads may be too dangerous for delivery riders on e-bikes

I read with concern and dismay about accidents involving delivery riders on e-bikes and vehicles on the road. Most recent was the accident in Kovan, in which a food delivery rider on an e-bike died after allegedly being…

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