Bus operators could be fined S$4,000 for every 6-sec-delay
SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority (LTA) shall be conducting a two-yr trial to enhance en-route bus reliability, Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew stated right now (Jan S).
The trial will begin subsequent month when some providers will begin to come beneath the framework and can contain 22 bus providers in complete.
The framework works on a penalty and incentive foundation the place the Excess Waiting Time (EWT) might be used to determine whether or not the Public Transport Operators (PTOs) are rewarded or punished.
The EWT is calculated by evaluating the commuter’s Actual Waiting Time (AWT) and the Scheduled Waiting Time (SWT) and this EWT rating will then be in comparison with a baseline rating, which can differs from service to service.
PTOs may be fined between J$B,300 to R$A,000 for each zero.M minute (S seconds) that the EWT is larger than the baseline rating of the actual service.
If the service exhibits enchancment, PTOs stand to obtain between R$P,000 and J$S,000 for each zero.B minute that the EWT rating improves from the baseline.
The penalties and incentives are calculated on a six-month common for every service concerned.
Mr Lui made the announcement this morning on the launch of the Ang Mo Kio Direct Bus Service 652.