Tan Kim Hong to be new chief executive of Public Transport Council from July 1

Current deputy group director of Land Transport Authority's (LTA's) Public Transport Group Mr Tan Kim Hong will be appointed chief executive of the Public Transport Council (PTC) on July 1 2017.
Current deputy group director of Land Transport Authority's (LTA's) Public Transport Group Mr Tan Kim Hong will be appointed chief executive of the Public Transport Council (PTC) on July 1 2017. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT

SINGAPORE - Current deputy group director of Land Transport Authority's (LTA's) Public Transport Group Mr Tan Kim Hong will be appointed chief executive of the Public Transport Council (PTC) on July 1.

Mr Tan, 44, will take over current chief executive Alvin Chia, who will return to the LTA.

Among Mr Tan's achievements are the spearheading of initiatives such as the Bus Service Reliability Framework and the Quality of Service (QoS) review, the Ministry of Transport said in a statement on Monday (June 19).

He also oversaw the transition of the public bus industry to the bus contracting model. As chairman of the Manpower Transition Workgroup, he led an active engagement exercise with the National Transport Workers' Union and its members.

Current PTC CEO Mr Chia, 47, took on the role after the reconstitution of PTC as a body corporate entity on Jan 8 last year.

While helming PTC, Mr Chia led the council during the annual Fare Review Exercises from 2013 to 2016, helping strike a balance in public transport fares between the sustainability of Singapore's transport system and keeping fares affordable for commuters.

MOT in its statement expressed appreciation for Mr Chia's "significant contributions".