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  • Reliefdriver4u's Avatar
    1,667 posts since Oct '08
    • The above title says it all

      nothing more apt than that ! icon_mrgreen.gif

       

      LTA considers activating ERP gantry for KPE

      LTA considers activating ERP gantry for KPE
      The LTA is considering activating an ERP gantry that leads to the KPE. TODAY file photo.

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      PUBLISHED: 4:21 PM, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
      UPDATED: 6:08 PM, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

      SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday (Sept 30) that it is considering whether it is feasible to activate the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry located just before the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) tunnel entrance, after the Tampines Road entry slip road.

      (The location of the ERP before the KPE; photo: LTA. Click to enlarge.)

      According to the LTA, the traffic speeds along that stretch of the KPE between the Tampines Expressway and Airport Road have “persistently fallen below the optimal speed range of 45kmh to 65kmh for expressways during the morning peak hours on weekdays”.

      This, the LTA said, has led to significant and persistent traffic congestion.

      “We need to monitor the traffic situation in the next quarter, before making the decision on whether we will turn the gantry on,” said a spokesperson for the LTA, adding that this particular gantry has not been activated since the KPE was open.

      “We will have to see if people start using alternative routes and the situation changes,” the spokesman added.

      Meanwhile, the LTA said it has been stepping up improvements for public transport options to help cater to the growing population in the north-east area of Singapore, such as the introduction of two new City Direct bus services from the fourth quarter of 2016, and recently adding 15 new trains to the North East Line.

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,917 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by Reliefdriver4u:

      The above title says it all

      nothing more apt than that ! icon_mrgreen.gif

       

      LTA considers activating ERP gantry for KPE

      LTA considers activating ERP gantry for KPE
      The LTA is considering activating an ERP gantry that leads to the KPE. TODAY file photo.

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      PUBLISHED: 4:21 PM, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
      UPDATED: 6:08 PM, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

      SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday (Sept 30) that it is considering whether it is feasible to activate the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry located just before the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) tunnel entrance, after the Tampines Road entry slip road.

      (The location of the ERP before the KPE; photo: LTA. Click to enlarge.)

      According to the LTA, the traffic speeds along that stretch of the KPE between the Tampines Expressway and Airport Road have “persistently fallen below the optimal speed range of 45kmh to 65kmh for expressways during the morning peak hours on weekdays”.

      This, the LTA said, has led to significant and persistent traffic congestion.

      “We need to monitor the traffic situation in the next quarter, before making the decision on whether we will turn the gantry on,” said a spokesperson for the LTA, adding that this particular gantry has not been activated since the KPE was open.

      “We will have to see if people start using alternative routes and the situation changes,” the spokesman added.

      Meanwhile, the LTA said it has been stepping up improvements for public transport options to help cater to the growing population in the north-east area of Singapore, such as the introduction of two new City Direct bus services from the fourth quarter of 2016, and recently adding 15 new trains to the North East Line.


      Time to go via Upper Serangoon Road liao.

  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,604 posts since Aug '07
  • j007's Avatar
    3,150 posts since Oct '02
    • don't worry, 95% will turn it on, and the next review, rates will go up.

       

      AYE southbound is a good example

  • sy3143's Avatar
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  • Joniannoxha's Avatar
    3 posts since Oct '16
    • Drunk driving isn’t an accident. First that you need after and acident - to hire a good lawyer. Drunk driving is the result of choosing to drink too much and then choosing to drive. The person had complete control over herself when she made the decision to get that drunk and didn’t provide for another way to get wherever she was going while drunk.

      She may not have killed the person on purpose, but she got into the car on purpose. Chose to turn the keys on purpose. Chose to drive on purpose. And killed someone.

      She ended someone’s life. And she did so not because she had an accident, but because she set up the steps that lead to the person’s death. And listen to her. All she talks about is how she had her future taken away. As if she wasn’t somehow involved in what happened. No one took her future. She gave it away. That child who lost her mother, she had a huge part of her life taken away. She is the victim. Not this woman.

      If she had been driving 5 miles an hour over the speed limit, wasn’t drunk and hit someone, that is an accident. That isn’t going to get someone sent to prison, assuming she wasn’t doing something else wrong. But when you drink and drive you have made a choice. And that choice gets you 10 years in prison if some innocent gets in your way and dies.

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