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SMRT WINS INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENT RISK MANAGEMENT

SMRT Corporation has won an international award for its enterprise risk management programme - first time that SMRT has won such an award. The public transport operator won the Delivering Value through Risk Management award at the Institute of Risk Management (IRM)'s Global Risk Awards 2015 - an international industry award recognising the highest standards of excellence in risk management.

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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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THANK YOU NOVENA MRT STAFF FOR BEING HONEST & SUPER EFFICIENT

I lost a $50 bill this week - it slipped through my hands while I was riding the escalator, and through the razor thin gap between the steps and the metal wall at the sides - it was gone before my mind could even register what happened. I walked to the Novena MRT service office, told them about my mild predicament. They noted my name, phone number and my IC, and gave me a very non-committal ‘Can’t make any promises - if we find it, we’ll let you know’. Being Indian and having grown up with the ruthless efficiency of the Indian bureaucracy, I mentally kissed goodbye to my $50. To my utter shock, less than 2 hours later I received a phone call asking me to come and collect the bill. They said its a little oily and grimy and may be unusable, and they apologised for that.

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LTA SPENDS $330MIL BUILDING MORE COVERED WALKWAYS

The Land Transport Authority said Thursday it will spend $330 million to build a network of sheltered walkways linking MRT stations to surrounding areas by 2018. The news comes a week after it announced plans to double Singapore's rail network by 2030.

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SMRT ANNOUNCES S$22.5 MILLION IN PROFITS AFTER RECENT FARE HIKE

MRT & bus operator SMRT declared on Wednesday a 58.4% rise in net profit for the third quarter of this year. This was helped by higher rental income and a sharp reduction in losses from its bus operations. This S$22.5 million profit was up from the S$14.2 million it earned during the same quarter last year. Why does the PTC approve SMRT's proposed fare hikes when they are still making profits at the expense of Singaporeans?

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SMRT MANAGEMENT RESOLVES HARASSMENT OF BLIND BUSKER AT WOODLANDS MRT

Mr Suhaime Roa and Wife, Siti Aisah Sawie have met with SMRT official, Andrew last Friday. We were happy with the outcome of the meetings where the SMRT official offered their apologies for the incidents. According to them, they were not aware of the situation till it was highlighted through the social media. They took the matters seriously and the said Station manager has been given warning, reprimanded, would be send for training and would not be at Woodlands MRT for the longest of time.

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LTA ENFORCE NEW HARSH MEASURES TO WHIP SMRT & SBS INTO SHAPE

On Thursday (15 Jan 2015) the Land Transport Authority announced that train operators have to meet much higher service standards next year. After the completion of signalling upgrades on the North-South line, trains are expected to arrive every 100 seconds, down from the previous 120 seconds. Concurrently, LTA will track and measure rail disruptions on an end-to-end journey basis rather than the existing per-station basis so as to give an accurate representation of what commuters experience daily.

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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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