03 Oct '11, 11am

Better public transport system promised

SINGAPORE: Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew has promised a more "commuter-centric" public transport system for the country. Mr Lui revealed plans such as doubling the number of households living within walking distance to a train station, and empowering commuters to make informed choices when travelling. He also revealed the Circle Line extension from Promenade and Marina Bay would open this January. Four months since taking over as Minister for Transport, Mr Lui is making sure commuters are at "the heart of transport policies" in Singapore. Currently, about 60 per cent of public transport journeys are made on buses. But a lack of predictability remains a problem. However, commuters may soon be able to access not just information on what time a particular bus is arriving, but also if there would be seats available on the bus or not. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) wi...

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