19 Jan '12, 6am

ST Online Forum - Encourage car pooling and taxi sharing

To tackle the congestion on our roads, the Ministry of Transport is developing a new expressway and adding more lanes, flyovers and underpasses to existing roads. Infrastructure development takes years to be completed and, in the meantime, the construction work aggravates the current situation. There is another option to deal with this situation - encourage car pooling, car sharing and taxi sharing. If two people share a taxi or pool in a car, there will be less need for some many vehicles on our road. When Mr. Mah Bow Tan was the minister in charge of transport, he actively promoted these concepts. At that time, the ministry clarified that car owners were allowed to collect a payment for car pooling as defrayal of expenses, and the insurance cover would not be compromised. His ministry also actively promoted taxi sharing. I am not sure if the current minister holds these ...

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