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LTA survey findings on MRT commuter graciousness greeted with scepticism

Published on Aug 22, 2013 6:50 AM
Surveyors interviewed commuters aged 15 and above at bus interchanges and MRT stations islandwide in June and last month. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING  

When it comes to graciousness in public transport, most would agree that there is plenty of room for improvement.

Hence, the results of a recent survey by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) have raised some eyebrows.

In a poll of 1,000 commuters, 94 per cent said they give up their seats to those who need them more, while 98 per cent said they queue up and give way to alighting passengers.

In addition, 96 per cent said they move in for others to board the trains.

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Background story


In a survey of 1,000 commuters, most said they were gracious

94% Give up seats to others

98% Queue up and give way to alighting passengers

96% Move to allow others to board