29 Dec '11, 5am

The disability rights movement in Singapore takes on accessible transport!

The disability rights movement in Singapore takes on accessible transport!

Public transportation (bus, MRT, taxi) should be heavily subsidized at all hours (not just off peak hours) because people with disabilities (PWD) generally cannot secure high income jobs, or cannot operate own private cars. COEs should granted at minimal cost to each family with PWD because parents or family members often find it a struggle to ferry PWD to various therapy centres, hospitals, schools, or just about anywhere in public transport. Other autistic children with sensory processing disorder may find the noise and crowd in public transport too traumatizing. For such families, having private car is a necessity and not a luxury. * as a suggestion, COE can be priced at minimal $500 or less to cover administrative costs only(as oppose to revenue for the government) * to prevent abuse, each family with PWD can be granted only 1 such subsidized COE. Subsequent COEs can b...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/12/subsidise-public-tpt-...

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