23 Feb '12, 6am

Govt Puts In $1.1B For SBS Transit To Buy New Buses....: Diary Of A Singaporean Mind: The current model has left the...

I strongly believe that having a outstanding public transport system is essential. It is an effective way to elevate the quality of lives of many Singaporeans. A high quality public transport system will help to reduce the impact of the large income gap and reduce the demand for cars. I have written many times about our public transport system - the quality of service is not there and the privatization of bus and train services will limit what the govt can do to improve it. Private operators have to answer to shareholders and company decisions will be dominated by the need to make profits. When they build up a cash pile, they rather give it out as dividends than to upgrade their services. The current model means that operators are motivated to just meet the minimum service quality requirements of the PTC (Public Transport Council) to avoid fines and maximize profits for sh...

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