Tag Archives: LUI TUCK YEW

LUI TUCK YEW: I AM EXTREMELY CONCERNED WITH TODAY’S BREAKDOWN

In the wake of the biggest MRT breakdown in Singapore history, Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew has finally come up with a statement, although his words are probably little comfort to the many Singaporeans still stuck outside in the sweltering heat, squeezed like sardines into MRT train cabins, buses and long snaking queues for alternate modes of public transport.

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FIVE MYTHS ABOUT THE COE SYSTEM

One easy villain to blame for high COE prices is the car dealer, who bids whatever he likes for a certificate (kicking a kitten or two along the way to work) and then passes the cost on to you, right Actually, car dealers despise high COE prices. That’s because expensive COEs lead to losses.

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YOUNG MOTHER: AVERAGE SINKIES PRICED OUT OF CAR MARKET

I am a mother of 2, my older son is 3 years old and my younger daughter is 1 year old. I find the current transport situation in Singapore especially frustrating. I want to buy a used car to ferry my kids to school, go for outings and visit their grandparents, but it just doesn't make economic sense! Singapore is the only country in the world where used cars cost more than brand new cars! A bread and butter Japanese car that is 5 years old depreciates at about $11K per year, and that is excluding the higher maintenance cost for an older car. A similar brand new car only depreciates at about $9-$10K per year. How is that logical?

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JEREMY CLARKSON TO JOIN MEDIACORP

Sources have informed ST that Jeremy Clarkson is set to sign a deal with Channel 5. The former host of TopGear will helm a car show in Singapore in an effort to capitalise on the runaway success of Channel NewsAsia's Cruise Control segment.

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LUI TUCK YEW: PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES ARE MORE AFFORDABLE NOW

Public transport fares, particularly for those with lower income, have become more affordable over the years, said Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. Data collected by the Public Transport Council (PTC) show that among households in the 21st to 40th income bracket percentile, the proportion they spend on public transport has fallen from 3.2 to 2.2 per cent between 2003 and 2013, he said.

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LUI TUCK YEW: WOMEN-ONLY MRT CABIN IS A WASTE OF TRAIN CAPACITY

In response to suggestions by MPs Dr Lily Neo and Low Thia Kiang to deploy women-only train cabins, Mr Lui said this idea had been raised and looked at carefully before. "There are practical difficulties and challenges, such as how to and how strictly to enforce the rule, and also how this could sub-optimise the capacity of our trains," the minister said.

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LUI TUCK YEW: TRAIN RELIABILITY HAS IMPROVED

According to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, public transport companies have improved their reliability. This comes in the wake of several high profile disruptions that caused inconvenience to thousands of commuters. Key performance indicators such as number of train withdrawals and service delays are improving, Lui said, attributing the changes to a different approach to maintenance adopted by public transport providers.

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[COMPLAIN] TAKING PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS NO LONGER SAFE

The angry commuters stuck on the platforms had to shove their way down to take the shuttle bus. Many of these commuters have worked the whole day for their pay cheques and they were looking forward to return home to enjoy a comfortable meal and spend times with their family.

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