10 Jan '12, 9pm

A carrot to avoid rush hour crowd: This is not the first attempt to manage travel demand on the trains. However,...

SINGAPORE - It will be some time before commuters can reap the full benefits of the expansion of the rail network and the addition of trains. Which is why the authorities are turning their attention, in the meantime, to changing' travel patterns on the MRT in a bid to ease congestion during peak hours. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it is "seeking ideas and suggestions from the public on both new and existing travel demand management schemes". Members of the public can email their suggestions to [email protected] LTA group director of corporate planning and research Lew Yii Der said: "Even as we expand the rail network and bring in additional trains to enhance rail capacity, it will take some time for these improvements to fully come on stream." Mr Lew added that shifting some of the demand during peak hours for train services to off-peak periods "will brin...

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