12 Aug '11, 12am

"How often can a person afford to travel when the transport cost is almost S$50 each day? This is a deterrent in...

THERE has been much debate on whether there should be a public transport fare hike. Whatever the reason behind the proposed hike and the benefits it may bring, I wonder how long it will take and how much we have to pay for a transport system that supports Singapore to become an inclusive society. Being a wheelchair-bound person, taking trains and buses is an infrequent activity for me, as they are always crowded. Recently, I tried to board the train at Jurong East Interchange at about 5pm. I had to wait for three trains and try hard to squeeze into a carriage. I need not elaborate, as commuters know how challenging it is to board trains at such hours. The taxi seems to be the only mode of transport for people with physical disabilities, especially during peak hours. However, the cost is high. The National Council of Social Service has subsidy schemes but these only support...

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Let’s make urban revitalization greener, greater, and more inclusive

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grist.org 12 Aug '11, 11am

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todayonline.com 08 Aug '11, 6am

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Urban revitalization is green. Let's make it greener, greater, and more inclusive.

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switchboard.nrdc.org 10 Aug '11, 12pm

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todayonline.com 10 Aug '11, 4pm

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"Singaporeans are satisfied with public transpo...

todayonline.com 12 Aug '11, 3am

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(CNA|sg) "Restorative justice" to reintegrate y...

channelnewsasia.com 11 Aug '11, 5pm

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todayonline.com 05 Aug '11, 9pm

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Commuters more satisfied with public transport:...

sg.news.yahoo.com 11 Aug '11, 4pm

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1 per cent bus, train fare hike has triggered a...

sg.news.yahoo.com 05 Aug '11, 3am

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