Tag Archives: LTA

BIKE SHARING USERS FACES FINE IF THEY PARK INDISCRIMINATELY

The problem of rental bikes being park anywhere and anyhow as the users deem fit, could soon be over. It was revealed yesterday that the three major bike share firms in Singapore, Ofo, oBike and MoBike, have a proposed agreement with the LTA in place, along with 15 town councils under the PAP banner to tackle this problem.

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27 DRIVERS ALREADY CAUGHT FOR FLOUTING PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER REGUALTIONS

The authorities have announced that already 27 drivers have been caught for flouting the new regulations governing the private hire car industry. The LTA confirmed that four drivers were nabbed for operating without the required vocational licence or the concession letter allowing them to pick up fares while they await their licence or vocational course. Another 23 individuals were found obscuring or altering the decals that identify them as private-hire cars or were caught driving without one.

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NETIZEN PETITIONS LTA TO STOP BUYING NEW MRT TRAINS FROM CRRC SIFANG CHINA

All of this is all fine and dandy, until you realise that "Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co. Ltd., Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Singapore) Pte Ltd. and Singapore CRRC Sifang Heavy Vehicles Service Pte. Ltd. Consortium" is bidding for the CR151 contract. You may be asking "What's wrong with this?". Well, in Singapore, CSR Sifang/CRRC Sifang trains have been known to cause many issues. Not only that, the CRRC Sifang China made trains also have a whole other host of problems, such as battery boxes busting, and faulty STARiS displays (the blinking LED line maps you see), among others. SMRT has even suspected that they were the cause of the major train disruptions in 2011.

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KPE FIRE SHOWS LTA LACKS A PROPER EVACUATION PLAN?

From this incident, it portrays, whether rightly or wrongly, that LTA does not have a proper set of evacuation plans and this can be a major problem, if it was true. With Singapore being a prominent target by terrorists as our government never fail to remind us, the transport infrastructure can be vulnerable targets.

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