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Firms can use LTA grant for facilities like bicycle racks

Published on Jul 31, 2014 8:56 AM
To ease the morning rush-hour crush, firms can tap grants for infrastructure and activities such as bicycle parking and shower facilities, morning exercise sessions and breakfast vouchers for staff. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Arranging for morning exercise sessions is one way companies can tap government funds to encourage their employees to travel to work early.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) yesterday launched a Travel Smart Network to help companies shoulder the cost of developing flexible work arrangements.

This is to build on existing travel demand management schemes, and move more commuters out of the congested morning peak hour.

Besides a $30,000 voucher to engage a consultant, a company can get a grant of up to $80,000 a year, for three years, to build transport infrastructure. The LTA will fund 80 per cent and the company, 20 per cent.

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