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Wednesday, February 1

  1. page Public Transportation edited ... Public transport is a shared transport service used by the public. By encouraging public trans…
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    Public transport is a shared transport service used by the public. By encouraging public transport as an alternative mode of transportation, more people will choose to take bus or train, and we are saving Singapore's precious land space. This is due to the fact that the ratio of commuters per vehicle for public transport is much less than that of private transport. Thus, the government can build and maintain less roads and expressways, which currently take up to 13% of our land space, and instead focus on developing the public transport infrastructure, which uses land more efficiently.
    Effectiveness
    - Distance-Based Fare System
    Based on data collected from 24 million public transport journeys over a one-week period in July, the Public Transport Council (PTC), confirmed that overall, commuters spend 68% less on public transport fares, 5% more than what was expected.

    Principles of Governance
    - Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant
    Due to Singapore's limited land space, the government understood that we could not continue to build more roads and expressways on our precious land space, and instead turned to public transportation which utilises land more effectively as early as 1967. The government had planned to implement a public transport system since our independence, which have reduced the necessity of constructing more roads and expressways.
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  2. page Public Transportation edited ... Solutions: - Expand rail network Our MRT Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system started {Screen…
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    Solutions:
    - Expand rail network
    Our MRTMass Rapid Transit (MRT) system started
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    - Distance-based through-fares
    From the 3rd of July 2010, this distance-based fare system replaced the previous system, in which commuters had to pay a boarding charge each time one made a transfer. In the distance-based fare system, commuters pay for how far they have traveled for the journey, regardless of the number of transfers during the journey.
    Rationale
    - Expand rail network
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    the rail netwoek, network, the government aims to encourage the usage of public transportation instead of private transportation by bringing more convenience to commuters. More MRT stations and lines means more accessibility to different places, and this brings about convenience.
    - Distance-based through-fares
    Under this new system, LTA foresees that 2 in 3 passengers will pay less for their journey when taking the bus or a train. On the other hand, 1 out of 3 passengers who take a single bus/MRT trip will pay up to 40% more of what they had paid under the previous system. Overall, Singaporeans are estimated to spend 63% less on fares, and transport operators will earn S$88 million less a year.
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    Public transport is a shared transport service used by the public. By encouraging public transport as an alternative mode of transportation, more people will choose to take bus or train, and we are saving Singapore's precious land space. This is due to the fact that the ratio of commuters per vehicle for public transport is much less than that of private transport. Thus, the government can build and maintain less roads and expressways, which currently take up to 13% of our land space, and instead focus on developing the public transport infrastructure, which uses land more efficiently.

    Effectiveness
    Principles of Governance
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  3. page Public Transportation edited ... Solutions: - Expand rail network Our MRT system started off with two MRT lines (NSL, EWL). …
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    Solutions:
    - Expand rail network
    Our MRT system started off with two MRT lines (NSL, EWL). Today, there are four lines which are the North South Line, East West Line, North East Line. In the near future, the government has planned to build new MRT lines including the Downtown Line, Thomson Line and the Eastern Region Line. By 2020, the government hopes to double the rail network from 148 km to 278 km.
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    - Distance-based through-fares
    Rationale
    - Expand rail network
    By expanding the rail netwoek,
    - Distance-based through-fares
    Effectiveness
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  4. page Pit Stop 2 - Assignment Time! edited ... Stop 2 Post on the discussion forum of this pit stop: Weigh the effectiveness of each so…
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    Stop 2
    Post on the discussion forum of this pit stop:
    Weigh the effectiveness of each solution implemented, and identify which solution was the most successful. Write a short paragraph or so to justify your stand.
    If you were the Transport Minister, what solution would you have proposed instead? Substantiate and explain how it would have helped alleviate the challenges faced.
    How far do you agree that the implementation of the ERP system has been the most effective in solving the problem of traffic control in Singapore?
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Tuesday, January 31

  1. page Public Transportation edited Public Transportation In Singapore, there are three main modes of public transportation: bus, rai…
    Public Transportation
    In Singapore, there are three main modes of public transportation: bus, rail and taxi. In this lesson, we shall analyse how the government has enhanced public transportation as an alternative form of transport.
    Solutions:
    - Expand rail network
    - Distance-based through-fares

    Rationale
    - Expand rail network
    - Distance-based through-fares

    Effectiveness
    Principles of Governance
    - Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant
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Monday, January 30

  1. page Electronic Road Pricing edited ... {images_(14).jpg} Police Officer at an ALS gantry Rationale {Screenshot_3.png} RPS Gantry…
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    {images_(14).jpg} Police Officer at an ALS gantry
    Rationale
    {Screenshot_3.png} RPS Gantry
    With the advancement of data technology, ERP was implemented to mechanise and automate the labour-intensive and inconvenient ALS system. Instead of police officers monitoring whether or not the vehicle had purchased a license to enter the Restricted Zone, the ERP was much effective as the process of purchasing and utilising the licence was simplified into a single process.
    At any single time, 60 police officers had to be present at the ALS and RPS gantries, and another 60 officials had to be at the licence cell booths. The police officers had to spend long hours under the hot sun and rain along the road, which was both noisy and dusty. The licences came in different colours and shapes, based on the month, type of vehicle, as well as whether it was for ALS or RPS. Furthermore, police officers checked these licences visually, and human error was inevitable, which could lead to erroneous fining of motorists.
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