28 Jan '12, 10am

Govt likely to have tighter control over public transport operators after review

Govt likely to have tighter control over public transport operators after review

SINGAPORE: The government will have a tighter control over public transport operators, once the ongoing comprehensive review on buses is completed. Observers also believe operators will receive more support from the government to help them boost their fleet size, and introduce capacity in a timely fashion. With complaints over reliability, frequency and comfort levels about Singapore's bus network getting more and more common, a review that has been going on since last August is looking to address these issues. Ang Wei Neng, MP for Jurong GRC and a member of the Transport GPC, said: "With increased capacity, we can provide more services in this case. (We can also) help new services to improve their connectivity or increase capacity so that buses are less crowded." Currently, operators are hampered by a manpower crunch. SBS transit said it is facing a shortage of 180 bus ca...

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