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18 Oct 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract to PBT Engineering Pte Ltd to design and install 5.5km of railway noise barriers at 16 elevated locations along the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL). This is the third phase of LTA’s railway noise barrier programme, which aims to reduce the impact of railway noise near residential areas. For more information, please refer to the attached news release.
17 Oct 2019
Media Replies
We thank Mr Joe Chua Cheok Kwang (“MRT advertising space not maximised”, 11 Oct 2019) for acknowledging the government’s and public transport operators’ efforts in improving public transport efficiency and reducing costs. In ensuring the financial sustainability of our public transport network, LTA is exploring ways to maximise non-fare revenue, e.g. through revenue generated by MRT advertising and retail businesses. For more details, please refer to the attached reply.
16 Oct 2019
News Releases
To support bus operations and enhance the commuting experience of passengers, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange has been undergoing a major expansion since December 2017. The expansion is taking place in two phases – constructing the expanded areas and upgrading the existing bus interchange. For more details, please refer to the attached news release.
14 Oct 2019
News Releases
The Certificate of Entitlement (COE) quota for November 2019 to January 2020 will be 20,498. Bidding under this quota will start with the first COE bidding exercise in November 2019. Please refer to the attached news release for more details.
14 Oct 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has granted in-principle approval to Moov Technology Pte Ltd to graduate to a full licence and operate a fleet of up to 10,000 bicycles. Please refer to the attached for the news release.
7 Oct 2019
Media Replies
We refer to Dr Oh Jen Jen’s letter (Is health of public transport drivers vetted thoroughly?, Sep 30). All vocational licence (VL) holders must undergo and pass their medical examinations before they are allowed to drive a public service vehicle (PSV). The medical regime, which has been jointly developed by the Singapore Medical Association and the Ministry of Health, include vision test, blood pressure measurement and in the case of new applicants, a chest x-ray. For more details, please refer to the attached reply.
7 Oct 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will introduce a mandatory inspection requirement for registered e-scooters with effect from April 2020, to ensure that these devices comply with the device criteria for use on public paths. Registered e-scooters will be called up every two years for inspections to ensure their continued compliance. These are part of a series of measures to improve public safety.

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