15 June 2012
The Land Transport Authority has been struggling for over a year to find a
solution to the over-crowding on trains, congestions on our roads and insufficient
I wish to suggest a practical measure that can give a immediate and temporary solution to
Many people may not realize that it is often more convenient to take a bus instead of
a train or a car for their journey.
I started to use the bus service more regularly during the past year and, after becoming more
familiar with the bus services, now prefer this mode of travel. It takes away the stress of
driving on our congested roads or searching for a parking space. I now use an mobile app
to tell me the bus services to take for my journey.
On many occasions, I found that taking a bus is more convenient that travelling on our
over-crowded trains. I was able to find a seat on the bus for most of the journey, enjoy the
air conditioned comfort and read the news on my mobile device.
Recently, I helped a friend to find a bus alternative to commute to her home. She was taking two trains
and one hour for the journey for almost two years. She was surprised to learn that there was
a direct bus that took only 40 minutes and the fare was cheaper.
If more people become familiar with the bus services, some may find that they do not need to own a car
or to drive it to work. This would reduce the congestion on our road and improve our road situation.
I hope that the Land Transport Authority will consider my suggestion to promote greater awareness
of the convenience of our bus services and the use of the mobile app to find the best way to travel.