Friday, December 21, 2012

Restructure public transport operations

To achieve better economy of scale, efficiency and competition, all train services should come under SMRT and all bus services should come under SBS. 
The competition should be between travelling by train and by bus. I now opt to travel by bus, rather than train, where possible.
The current system, where SMRT and Delgro operate both trains and buses does not enhance competition, and lead to inefficiency. 
What are your views?


Lye Khuen Way said...

Fully agreed.
What is more, nationalize that two entities!
The rationalization of Buses with SBS and trains under SMRT will do miracle. Forget the nonsense about competition. How to compete on a single rail line? Not here anyway.

By the way, hive off the commercial spaces under current SMRT to be under a seperate body. HDB will be fine.

cd-rom said...

If public transport were to be nationalized, it is appropriate due the giver meant to adopt this suggestion.

If the system were to remain as it is, I'm not sure. All I know is rail operations are much more profitable than bus operations.

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