Bus reliability scheme a welcome move: Observers
Published on Jan 7, 2014 8:17 AM
By how much will Singapore's Bus Service Reliability Framework improve service punctuality?
The jury is still out, but observers agree that the first incentive-and-penalty scheme of its kind here is a step in the right direction.
A two-year pilot scheme will begin next month, which Public Transport Council chairman Gerard Ee called "work in progress".
"It's a start point," he said. "We have to give it time to work. And everyone must play a part - including motorists giving way to buses, or playing cat-and-mouse with enforcement officers. But quite logically, a carrot-and-stick approach should help."
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