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SMRT has launched a Twitter feed to give updates on train service disruptions ('More help for passengers'; yesterday). While this is a step in the right direction and an immediate improvement to the provision of timely and accurate information to the public, we have to be mindful that the majority of people do not have Twitter accounts. But almost all residents of Singapore have a mobile phone. So SMRT and all other major public transport providers, including taxi companies, should provide SMS alerts on any disruption to their services. Using SMS alerts would greatly enhance public accessibility to such information. As we witnessed during two days of major train service disruptions, travelling on other modes of public transport also was affected as a result, with overcrowded bus stops, long queues at taxi stands and a long wait for buses. The Land Transport Authority (LTA)...

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