28 Feb '12, 8am

Josephine Teo on ERP charges

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo said Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will continue to be reviewed every three months. She was replying to MP Penny Low in Parliament, who asked if ERP rates could be more responsive to traffic conditions. Mrs Teo said ERP manages congestion by influencing driving behaviour. Rates need to be fixed for a certain period, for motorists to plan their routes. But they do get real-time updates so they can adjust accordingly. Mrs Teo added that during each quarterly review, transport authorities will bring down ERP rates in places where traffic is persistently smooth. In the last two years alone, there were two gantries along the Pan-Island Expressway where rates were brought down to zero. In January 2009, the gantry at Kallang Bahru along the Westbound PIE was decreased 50 cents to zero, between 7.30 am and 8.00 am on w...

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