1990s to 2000s

Managing the Growth of our Vehicle Population

 

1990

  • 67km of railway completed.
  • North-South and East-West MRT lines completed.
  • Vehicle Quota System (VQS) introduced bidding for COE.

1991

  • TransitLink launches common stored value fare card for use on both bus and rail.
  • Central Expressway (CTE) became fully operational.

1994

  • Off-Peak Car (OPC) scheme introduced.

1995

  • Land Transport Authority (LTA) formed.
  • Road Pricing Scheme (RPS) starts along East Coast Parkway.

1996

  • MRT extension to Woodlands opened for service.
  • Tampines Expressway completed.

1998

  • Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) implemented.

1999

  • LTA awarded North East Line (NEL) operating licence to SBS.
  • First Light Rapid Transit (LRT) in Singapore began operation in Bukit Panjang.

2000

  • First appearance of TVMobile on buses.
  • Green Vehicle tax rebates introduced.

2002

  • Contactless EZ-Link cards replaced magnetic fare cards.
  • Changi Airport MRT station commenced operations.
  • Singapore's 1st air-conditioned bus interchange opened at Toa Payoh.
  • 5 older MRT stations (Dhoby Ghaut, Outram Park, Somerset, Novena, Tampines) upgraded with disabled-friendly facilities.

2003

  • North-East Line, Asia's first fully automated underground system opened.
  • Quality of Service (QoS) standards introduced for taxi companies.

2005

  • The 10.3-km 15-station Punggol LRT opened, providing residents with quick access to NEL.

2006

  • The first Wheelchair-Accessible Bus was launched in June 2006 to cater to people with commuters with special mobility needs. A total of nine Wheelchair-Accessible Bus services were launched.
  • The LTA Academy was established to share Singapore‚Äôs experience and expertise in land transport and to promote the research and exchange of best practices within the global land transport community.

2007

  • KPE opened for use. 
  • Full Day Bus Lane Scheme launched.
  • LTA and Traffic Police win the prestigious Prince Michael Safety Award - Global Award for road safety.
  • Launch of the Fort Canning Tunnel.
  • Launch of the LTA Cares Fund to specifically cater to the transport needs of working adults and students who are financially and physically disadvantaged.

2008

  • Launch of the Land Transport Masterplan, a roadmap to guide land transport development in Singapore over the next 15 years.
  • Introduction of Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme to enhance effectiveness of bus priority measures.
  • Launch of PublicTransport@SG portal to provide comprehensive public transport information for commuters.
  • Opening of five Circle Line stations from Bartley to Marymount.

2010

  • Launch of Revised Off-Peak Car (OPC) scheme which allows motorists to enjoy more perks such as unrestricted usage of OPCs on Saturdays and on the eve of five public holidays.
  • Opening of 11 Circle Line stations from Dhoby Ghaut to Paya Lebar.

2011

  • LTA presented with the Edmund R. Ricker Transportation Safety Council Award (Organisation) in St. Louis, Missouri for its efforts in improving safety for road users in Singapore.
  • Circle Line reached full operation in October.
  • Launched electric vehicle test bed.
  • Completed Barrier Free Accessibility Enhancement
  • Construction started for Southeast Asia's First Ecological Corridor, Eco-Link@BKE to link two nature reserves across the expressway.

2012

  • Platform screen doors installed on all aboveground MRT train platforms
  • The Bus Service Enhacement Programme (BSEP) was introduced in September
  • Opening of Bayfront and Marina Bay MRT Stations on the CCL extension

2013

  • Opening of the 5km long Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), Singapore's first undersea road tunnel
  • Opening of the first phase of the Downtown Line (DTL) on 22 December

2014

  • New Bus Contracting Model introduced
  • Opening of Marina South Pier Station