01 May '12, 7am

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Christopher Tan is a classic example of the journalistic equivalent of regulatory capture. Instead of writing about the motor transport industry, he now _represents_ the motor transport industry, who obviously just want to sell more cars. Putting that aside, though, you are correct that the govt’s policy responses to our transport problems have been at least partly driven by ideology and growing income inequality. Unlike in KL or Bangkok where the rich have to share the pain of inadequate infrastructure by getting stuck in the same traffic jams as the commoners, in Singapore, the meritorious have bought their way out, though COE and ERP. There is no commonality of interests between the elites and the rest because the two groups literally do not even share the same roads ! For the rich, there is no transport problem so why would anyone expect the govt to do anything differe...

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