Tag Archives: LUI TUCK YEW

FAIR INCREASES UNFAIR

Despite the healthy profits reported by the two main public transport companies, it was argued in Parliament that stifling the fare increase may discourage them from improving their efficiency. Meanwhile, energy costs have dropped since the middle of last year.

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5 THINGS MOST MOTORCYCLISTS HATE

Singapore has 144,934 registered motorcycles in 2013. This number is rising despite the cost of COE. The increased costs to ride can be overlooked as riders get to enjoy the breeze, convenience and the occasional hot chicks wrapped behind their backs.

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MORE BUSES TO BE FITTED WITH CAMERAS TO CATCH MOTORISTS ON BUS LANE

MORE public buses will get closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to clamp down on motorists blocking their way, as part of enhanced measures to cut waiting and travelling time for bus commuters. While the Land Transport Authority (LTA) could not say how many more it will be installing, it said that since May, around 300 more buses have been equipped with the cameras which can continuously monitor the roads.

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SMRT AND SBS TRANSIT SUBMIT FARE REVIEW APPLICATIONS

Both public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit have submitted their applications for fare adjustments to the Public Transport Council. (PTC) The council said on Friday that it had started its annual fare review exercise, and its decision on the applications will be announced in the first quarter of next year.

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OIL PRICE PLUMMETS BY 29% BUT STILL LUI TUCK YEW ANNOUNCES FARE INCREASE OF 2.8%

Any increase in public transport fares next year will be lower than the original roll-over figure of 3.4 per cent. In an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said "the maximum that is allowed for this particular fare increase will be 2.8 per cent". This figure results from deducting the fare adjustment quantum of -0.6 per cent, which is due mainly to a drop in energy costs.

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LUI TUCK YEW: I PROMISE S’POREANS MORE RELIABLE MRT SERVICE IN THE COMING YEARS

Train commuters can look forward to shorter waiting times during peak hours and fewer disruptions from as early as next year. That is when the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is expected to complete an ongoing review and announce higher standards that rail operators have to meet. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew revealed yesterday that the review was under way when he opened the Marina South Pier MRT station, the southernmost stop on the North-South MRT Line and part of a $357.5 million 1km extension.

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LUI TUCK YEW: PUBLIC TRANSPORT MUST REMAIN AFFORDABLE FOR ALL S’POREANS

Public transport must remain affordable to all Singaporeans, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said last night at the start of this year's fare-review exercise. He wrote in a Facebook post that he hopes the Public Transport Council (PTC) will study whether it is possible to insulate vulnerable groups such as senior citizens from a fare increase - or at least mitigate the impact on them.

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SMRT DEFENDS STAFF’S ACTIONS DURING LAKESIDE MRT STATION OVERCROWDING INCIDENT

Train operator SMRT has defended its staff's actions on Tuesday when the Lakeside MRT station platform on the East West Line was overcrowded due to train delays. A commuter had taken a video of people pouring onto the packed platform and jostling others when they came up on the escalator. The commuter said announcements had been made about train delays on the line but claimed SMRT ground staff did not tell people to stop using the escalator.

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS: MOSTLY RIDER’S FAULT

Nearly three in four motorcyclists here have had an accident before, and most admit that the mishaps were of their own doing. Poor judgment calls - from tailgating to cutting off other vehicles - were the leading reason why they lost control of their motorbikes, a recent survey has found.

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