'Give way' scheme extended to 150 more bus stops
LTA also studying more measures to improve journey time for commuters
To ensure faster bus journeys, a scheme that makes it compulsory for motorists to give way to buses moving out from bus bays will be expanded to 150 more bus stops islandwide.
This extension, announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim on Sunday, will boost the number of stops on the scheme by over 70 per cent, from the existing 203.
Bus bays in the scheme, started in December 2008, are marked with a large box in yellow and an arrow indicating the direction of exiting buses. Motorists who fail to give way will be fined $130.
Areas where the scheme will be extended to include Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, Bedok Reservoir Road and Mountbatten Road. In all, there are more than 2,000 bus stops with bus bays islandwide.
Previously, with only 811, it was a bit difficult. Now the frequency of buses will be better.
- Yishun Ring Road resident Albert Rayan, on getting to the MRT station before new service 860 started
We are doing this to enhance the connectivity for the residents, in particular for areas where there are many new developments.
- Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim