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    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      No. 891x was doing some familiarization route training at amk ave 8 this wed. 

      A bus park at the lay up corner does not mean that the bus is lay up or deregistered 

       

      It was being used to test new system.

      A system that will change all that you know about our bus ops.

       

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    • There could also possibly be rumours that 84 may get extended to Coney Island in future as well! 

       

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    • Nobody cares.

      The page wants attention, you give attention meh?

      You want to see bus, you take bus, or drive bus, or work with bus.

      You take control of what you can.

      Not gripe over what you can't.

      Edited by SBS2601D 17 Aug `14, 9:32PM
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    • All I saw on that page was arguments (as usual) about this blog and that group should be barred etc etc.

      *shrugs*

      You ask me and I say that there is good reason why many in the The Industry actually snigger at mention of these people.

      If I appreciate my rides, I appreciate them as they are.

      After all things come may and leave eventually with the passage of time.

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    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      please read here.

      http://www.transitlink.com.sg/TIdetail.aspx?ty=art&Id=9

      Please read this: You missed my point.

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    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SBS5010P, the pay you write is far too low. A fresh local graduate pay is already much more than this. This sort of position is evolving and the title easily suggests that it is not for fresh graduate. When they say will commensurate with experience and qualifications, they will compare it to your current position and salary and I believe such a position easily warrants a 6 to 8k remuneration. Cheers.

      You must be very rich.

      Or very optimistic.

      Or very unrealistic.

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    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr SBS2601D, looks good. Except for the 2nd last statement with the words 'contract basis'. Cheers. 

      lol

       

      dont you know govt jobs are mostly, if not all contract basis now?

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    • What you waiting for?

      Go apply to LTA la...

      You tell us here also how much impact will it have?

      Edited by SBS2601D 12 Aug `14, 10:40PM
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    • Position Assistant/Deputy Manager, Service Delivery Closing Date Sunday, August 31, 2014


      LTA is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport that spearheads land transport developments in Singapore. 

      Our objective is to deliver a land transport network that is integrated, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable to meet the nation's needs. We manage the construction of new Rapid Transit System (RTS) projects, as well as upgrading of existing rail lines. Besides RTS projects, we also enhance the road network and provide motorist with a greater choice of travel routes by carrying out projects to widen, upgrade and build new roads. In addition, we manage and maintain road structures and facilities so that they are operational at all times. Besides land transport infrastructural development, LTA also covers regulatory and maintenance functions and you can look forward to a good range of exposure and opportunities within LTA.




      Responsibilities

      You will be part of the team responsible for monitoring, analysing and assessing the service performance of the bus service to ensure that they deliver quality service to commuters. You will lead a team of officers in monitoring the performance of bus operators and planning the level of service provision using a combination of quantitative and qualitative data. This is an exciting time and the team’s role is gradually evolving to suit the needs of both today’s bus industry model and the one under the government contracting model.

      In the course of your work, you will need to handle feedback on bus service performance and communicate frequently with bus service operators, community leaders and members of the public. You will be expected to develop in- depth understanding of the bus services while having a macro view to understand the relevance of the bus service in the entire network so decisions can be made in a holistic manner. You will also be tasked to recommend policies and schemes to help improve bus service performance to enable it to enhance its performance and attractiveness as a choice transport mode. 

      Requirements

      • Recognised Degree in economics, statistics, engineering or any other related discipline 
      • 2-3 years of relevant working experience. Those without working experience but with demonstrated interest in public transport are welcomed to apply
      • Experience in bus operations, scheduling or planning will be an advantage
      • Strong analytical and numerical skills with an ability to work with large and complex databases, gather insights from data and communicate these insights effectively
      • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
      • Team player with excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Enjoys a fast paced work environment
      • A passion for using data analysis to improve public transport



      You are also welcomed to share this advertisement with your friends whom you think are suitable for the role.

      Please note that all new appointments are on contract basis.
      Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

      Edited by SBS2601D 12 Aug `14, 10:39PM
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    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      good idea for LTA and SBST they made more money from the people who live there. instead of take 131 from point A to make a half an hour visit to friends or shops at point B then take back 275 which has distant fare charge and pay less, now has to pay more. i afraid it going to be a going plan to has M added to service that is the same route as the feeder bus and remove the feeder bus service as feeder bus service make less $$$ for LTA and bus operators. 163M another example LTA can has a feeder service but it don't. 

      I think LTA will make more money by withdrawing bus services from your place, if that is really what you think.

      After all Econs 101 (aka common sense) will tell you that if you wanna make money, you increase profit or reduce loss.

      Nobody in LTA is bo liao enough to work hard for people like you to suan for no good reason.icon_rolleyes.gif

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    • Originally posted by azharjj:

      it will be good if SBST bring back services like 61, 77, 106 lol

      Looking at the trend, I would assume the incumbents won't be getting these services back.

      And even if they do, the colour of the bus won't be something you would recognise from the days of past.

      While its unclear at this point the extent to which the buses will be changing livery, I would hazard a guess it would be maximal here, given the climate of anticipating change here.

      I for one, am quite interested to see a 3rd operator here to spice things up a bit: for too long now we had been at the mercy of the 2 incumbents. 

       

      Edited by SBS2601D 10 Aug `14, 1:36AM
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    • Originally posted by Bus Stopping:

      Why Bulim? SMRT's own tender documents and even official LTA press release uses Wenya Bus Depot as the name.

      Are you sure?

      Are you going to show us the proof?

      Or are you going to wait for the course of time to show otherwise?

      Barring privy info, what will you say about this official LTA press release just 2 months ago:

      ***

      First bus service package under Government contracting model

      1. The first package of public bus services will comprise 24 existing bus services originating from the Jurong East, Bukit Batok and Clementi Bus Interchanges, to be operated out of the new Bulim bus depot located off Jurong West Avenue 2. The bus services will serve largely the Jurong East and Bukit Batok areas. This package will start with about 380 buses in 2016, before growing to about 500 buses in 2021, in tandem with ridership growth and the development of Tengah New Town and Bukit Batok West. The package will be tendered out in the second half of 2014, for implementation from the second half of 2016.
      2. This first package comprises 16 bus services from SBS Transit and 8 bus services from SMRT.

      First Bus Package under Government Contracting Model
      (operating out of the new Bulim depot)

      16 SBST Services

      8 SMRT Services

      49, 66, 78, 79, 96, 97, 97e, 98, 143, 183, 282, 284, 285, 333, 334 and 335

      77, 106, 173, 177, 189, 941,
      945 and 947

       

       

       

       

       

       

      ***

      Forget about SMRT's tender documents. It would be LTA's tender document which is obviously still in the making, that would be relevant rather. There are foreign players out there who are hungry for the market. If LTA is calling it Bulim Depot, it will be Bulim Depot to avoid confusion during the tendering phase which will be very soon indeed.

      Edited by SBS2601D 10 Aug `14, 1:37AM
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    • Originally posted by SMB145B:

      ... those services are to be tendered in 1 1/2 years later.

      More like Bulim will be tendered out to form the core of the tender package...

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    • No research can be exhaustive.

      Speaking of which, none of us have seen the full research paper anyway.

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    • The fact: It takes 0.2 seconds per pax longer to disembark from a DD compared to SD.

      Did anyone even ask why in the world Prof Lee would use such a metric?

      Apparently not.

      The guess is simple: The method of using the length of time to disembark all pax divided by the number of pax is to normalise the length of time, against the bias that is the larger amount of people for the DD to disembark.

      In laymen terms, it means that DDs hold at bus-stops longer for reasons beyond that there are more pax.

      Using logic, it has to be the lay-out of the DD, coupled to the fact that pax has to walk more within the bus, to exit. Thus adding to the extra dwell-time.

      Prof Lee then understandably questions the wisdom of continuing the current layout, which is also a logical conclusion, and a legitimate question.

      But it inspires howls and wails and then irrelevantly gleeful discussions about what service should get what.

      If numbers are not your forte (nor fault of yours), and respect is not in your dictionary, then is it really the education system that is solely to blame for both at the same time?

      Please think about it.

      Edit: I re-read the article in case I sound stupid when I accuse others of thus. That's when I found the line in the article: The study was done based on an equal passenger to passenger ratio, to eliminate the expectation that a double-decker would have a longer dwelling time since it can hold more passengers.

      Guess the education did some good for me after all.

      Edited by SBS2601D 21 Jul `14, 8:53PM
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    • The fellow's main point was that our current DD layout is inefficient and archaic. Which many of you also said before what.......

       

      If anything, all that article serves to remind me was that my low opinion of sgforums was probably too high still. And asiaone was trying to get you guys to read by using such a lousy title, and you guys actually bought everything WITHOUT asking to read the ORIGINAL paper by Prof. Lee. Except one.

      icon_lol.gif

       

      Edited by SBS2601D 19 Jul `14, 10:15AM
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    • Originally posted by Acx1688:

      2 yrs...

      Then my guess is that the PPSS is just a stop-gap measure.

      With competitive tender, elements like PPSS can be specified anyway and included in the contracts.

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    • Just aside from the fact that its only the first day of revenue service........

      There is nothing terribly wrong.

      Really.

      icon_lol.gif

      Edited by SBS2601D 13 Jul `14, 10:08AM
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