11 Apr '11, 5am

A time for reckoning - an open letter to PM Lee - via @Shareaholic

7 Road traffic: When the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) and Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) schemes were introduced 20 years ago, we were told the purpose was to keep traffic in Singapore “free-flowing”. Your government has earned billions from these two schemes yet we have traffic snarls on our roads that are approaching the infamous levels seen in the capitals of some of our neighbouring countries. Of course, it could not have been foreseen by your Ministry of Transport or highly paid Transport Minister that releasing COEs liberally to pander to the demands of the motor industry would lead to this situation. The poor minister who is responsible for these conditions, we understand, needs the support of another “heavyweight” minister from your cabinet in his bid for re-election in a GRC.

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/04/a-time-for-reckoning-...

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