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Few cyclists follow rules at pedestrian-only zone

The stretch of walkway from Blk 206 to Blk 209 Bedok Central is designated as a pedestrian-only zone. It is one of the best amenities available to Bedok residents. With cycling prohibited in the zone, pedestrians can move…

Opinion divided in Malaysia on reviving Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR

After two years of Covid-19 movement restrictions, the owner of the famed Kluang Rail Coffee will gladly welcome a boost to local tourism. But the KL-Singapore HSR is not quite what Mr Barney Lim needs right now. There…

Objective and purpose of a new HSR project should be clearly defined by both sides

PM Lee held a press conference recently with Malaysian PM Ismail Sabri Yaacob after they launched the land VTL. PM Lee said that construction of the cross-border RTS Link between Woodlands and JB is ongoing, and both countries…

Porsche to create largest manufacturer-branded charging network in Singapore

Porsche APAC and SP Group are aiming to create the largest manufacturer-branded charging network in Singapore. Porsche’s Destination Charging (PDC) network in Singapore currently has 21 charging points. By mid-2022, another 30 chargers will come online, bringing the…

Singapore overtakes Netherlands as world’s most globally connected country

Singapore has supplanted the Netherlands as the world’s most globally connected country, showed a preliminary assessment in DHL’s latest GCI report released on Tues. The Republic, which was second last year, came in first in the 2021 index,…

Commuters to undergo screening at Serangoon MRT during emergency preparedness exercise

Commuters taking the NEL and CCL to and from Serangoon MRT station will have to go through security screening on Tues. It is part of an emergency preparedness exercise conducted by LTA, SBST and SMRT. The exercise, dubbed…

Car wash machines too close to flats

My flat is located right next to a multi-storey carpark which has two self-service car wash machines. The machines are located at the far end of the carpark, which is less than 5m from my block. While the…

Reclamation works for first phase of Tuas Port completed, two berths to open by end-2021

The first two berths at the upcoming Tuas Port are set to be operational by the end of this year, with the completion of reclamation works for the first phase of the mega port project, MP) announced on…

Scepticism over Malaysia’s unexpected proposal to revisit HSR plan, as sticking points remain

The recent political upheavals in Malaysia were primarily why Singapore’s northern neighbour is revisiting the idea of a HSR connecting the two countries, transport and economics experts said. However, the issues surrounding cost and economic benefit still exist…

ComfortDelGro in second JV with Engie to provide renewable, solar energy

Comfortdelgro Engg has entered into a second JV with Engie SEA to develop and manage solar energy solutions. Through JV company ComfortDelGro Engie Solar, both sides intend to electrify ComfortDelGro’s fleet of vehicles with renewable power and offer…

Ridiculous to revive HSR after compensating Singapore RM320m, says ex-finance minister

Malaysia has become a global laughing stock for suggesting the revival of a HSR link with Singapore that it previously paid the island-state RM320 million to terminate, said former finance minister Lim Guan Eng. The Bagan MP also…

Malaysia suggests reviving talks on High Speed Rail; PM Lee says S’pore ‘looks forward to receiving more details’

Malaysia has suggested reviving discussions on a HSR with Singapore, PM Lee said on Mon during a joint press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri. During the press conference held in Singapore to mark the start of…

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL may be opened up to general travellers from mid-December: PM Lee

General travellers may be allowed from mid-Dec to cross the Causeway via the VTL for land borders, PM Lee said on Mon. At a news conference with his Malaysian counterpart Ismail Sabri to mark the start of the…

Man rains punches on older commuter over loud music on MRT train

A man attacked an older commuter for allegedly playing music too loudly on an MRT train near Ang Mo Kio station. Footage of the incident was posted on @sgfollowsall’s IG and Beh Chia Lor – Singapore Road’s FB…

Inaugural Caring Commuter Week launched to make public transport journeys more inclusive

Some visually impaired people prefer to commute independently and may not always require help, and young commuters here may hold back from offering help to other commuters even though the youth view themselves as being caring. These findings…

Kindergarten kids and LTA create book to encourage good behaviour in trains, buses

During an MRT ride from Bishan to Sembawang, an injured flamingo hobbles into the train cabin. With a shimmer, mascot Stand-up Stacey emerges from a sticker on the cabin’s wall. She asks a lion engrossed in his mobile…

Johor Causeway to open 18 hours daily from Nov 29 to ease cross-border cargo transport

Representatives from the country’s logistics and transport operators have met with the Transport Ministry to sort out congestion issues during cargo movement to Singapore. In a FB post on Fri, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong…

Next-gen ERP will be infrastructure-lite with satellite-based tech

We refer to the letters by writers Larry Leong and Chan Mun Wei published on Nov 22. Making our land transport greener is a priority for LTA, and congestion mgmt remains a key instrument to do so. The…

Man who operated illegal ‘party bus’ with music, alcohol fined

Anuar Ahadun’s mini-bus was modified with an additional blue light on the front bumper, two side-facing seats, disco and laser lighting and two units of smoke machines. It also contained a cooler box filled with cans of beer.…

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL: Up to 3,000 travellers allowed daily in 1st phase, via designated buses

Singapore and Malaysia will launch a VTL by land on Mon via the Causeway, but under the first phase of the scheme, travellers must be citizens, PR or long-term pass holders of the country that they are entering.…

Singapore-Malaysia land VTL may involve rail next, but car trips won’t happen so soon: Gan Kim Yong

The VTL between Singapore and Malaysia could be extended to train crossings next, but it may take a longer time before travellers are allowed to cross the Causeway in cars or other forms of private transport. It may…

Mount Pleasant, Marina South MRT stations to open in tandem with housing developments

Two MRT stations on the TEL, Mount Pleasant and Marina South, will open only when housing developments around them are ready, said LTA. Mount Pleasant will serve the future residents of a 5,000-unit housing estate to be built…

Singapore-Malaysia air VTL: Workers look forward to reunion but travel cost a hurdle for some

Malaysian nurse Darmaraj Vasudevan has not seen his baby daughter since Mar this year. Vasudevan and his wife, who is also a nurse, left for Singapore when their child was 3 months old. Their daughter is in Negeri…

Bus lanes often underutilised

I think it is time LTA reviews the use of bus lanes during the morning and evening peak hours. I understand the desire for traffic on bus lanes to flow smoothly so that public buses can keep to…

Playing loud music? Spare a thought for fellow commuters

Recently, I had the unpleasant experience of listening to loud music, albeit unwillingly, on public transport. On a bus ride home, I was rudely disturbed by a middle-aged man playing his games at full volume. As it was…

Three bus services plying sectors along Downtown Line to be rerouted from Dec 12

The routes of three SBST bus services – 22, 65 and 506 – will be amended from Dec 12 to avoid duplicating sectors of the DTL. This comes as ridership on these bus routes fell as more commuters…

Reimagining Singapore’s streets as destinations

A new narrative has arisen recently, with urban planners and transit advocates looking to reclaim road space for pedestrians so as to make busy precincts more liveable and vibrant. This is a change from the focus of the…

Have safe distancing ambassadors on public transport

I have seen numerous instances of bus and train commuters flouting rules on safe mgmt measures since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. Commuters talk loudly on their cellphones or talk incessantly to friends sitting next to them. Others…

Cameras and video analytics the way to go for next-gen ERP

The transition to the next-generation ERP system has been delayed due to the global chip shortage. LTA should learn from what HDB is doing in the Punggol smart town. Two weeks ago, I visited Northshore Plaza. The carpark…

Rethink how to do things in a greener way for next-gen ERP

A global chip shortage has delayed implementation of the next-generation ERP system. Singapore should use this time to rethink how to do things in a greener way. Data security and controls have been cited as reasons why a…

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