“Time to take stock” as transport network has expanded; schemes extended till year end.
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Singapore’s first three-door, single-deck bus began service on Monday (June 19), as part of a 22-km route between the Choa Chu Kang interchange and the New Bridge Road Bus Terminal.
More needs to be done to ensure that private-hire firms compete on even ground with taxi operators, so as to maintain some competitive tension that lasts over the longer term.
Due to road closures for the National Day Parade rehearsals, seven SMRT bus services will be diverted from 9am to 11.30pm on four days.
The MRT network achieved 354,000 train-km between delays in the first quarter of this year, a noteworthy achievement, although the performance of the different lines was uneven.
A stretch of the North-South Line (NSL) was hit by delays due to a signalling system fault yesterday (June 12) morning.
Better contingencies and communication will go a long way in helping commuters bear with these issues.
Perks offered by private-hire firms are part of their strategy to increase their market share, but these cannot last indefinitely.
90 percent of Uber’s drivers sign up for a programme which helps them get a mandatory licence for private-hire drivers.
The North-East Line extension will open in 2023 – seven years ahead of its expected opening date of 2030.