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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by sgbuses:

      There are lobbyists who know how to kick their "feedback" higher than the rest. More people are learning their tactics to make themselves "heard" or to sell their "solutions".

      The rest would simply be compiled into pie charts, only worth looking into if there is enough numbers to look significant. As we already know the normal channels usually end up going nowhere simply due to the sheer volume, as you have just mentioned.

       

      Its not that hard.

      I have heard of people writing to every MP possible. PM Lee included!

      Many would even go as far as to say that the govt owes them a living.

      That sort of statement is difficult to bat away, and still produces sub-optimal results.

       

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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      I think also transport minister keeping changing and LTA now try to create great wall of toll charges between JB and woodands 

      Charge also no use. All the LTA monies all end up at MOF. COE la. ARF la. etc etc

      Few people realise that.

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    •  

      It feels sooooo like above: Strategic incompetence!icon_mrgreen.gif

      In any case:

      Anybody reads Dilbert?

      I like it, and have been reading it daily for quite a while. 

       

       

       

      Edited by SBS2601D 14 Sep `14, 11:03PM
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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by sgbuses:

      There is an economical case for hybrid buses - Reduced fuel consumption that translates to reduced running costs.

      The costs of diesel is not going to stay where it is now for the next 15 years.

      A bit hard to say.

      The mainteinance cost of the hybrid bus and the high CAPEX might still not make it feasible.

      Not sure about reliability of hybrid buses, but the SBST China-made ones were certainly not quite there judging from the down-times they had.

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    • Originally posted by sgbuses:

      But I would see this as a more solid attempt to hire more drivers locally. Even the usual import sources are starting to dry up, so operators need new and very different ways to get drivers.

      I think it wouldn't be any more complex than what a taxi driver is currently doing, but I do agree that it will be hard for some to pick up the knowledge. It may sound like a surprise to you but in different parts of the world where I have experienced, it is very common to hear drivers making a wrong turn or struggling to set the fare device because it is their first week or even day at work.

      Agreed to first para!

      But I think it does suggest our fundamental mindset towards driving a bus (low value skilled job). Or in fact, towards many jobs in SG, where we value plenty of arguably unproductive (as comparison to) activities such as property speculation, sales, finance, etc etc.

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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • I personally think this move suggests that SMRT has no idea where the bus industry is heading towards......either that or they dont care. Or they think that the bus pax flow is too peakish to handle with current pool of full-time drivers.

      Personally, I can't imagine a part-timer bothering to learn everything about how to use the complicated new systems like the IBMS, the fare systems etc etc. Industry insiders might wish to correct me at this point however if they disagree.

       

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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Nobody picked up on 2 big news?

      1. Part-time drivers for hire.

      2. Dedicated training centre.

      Or people only interested in the metal frames of the bus and go ga-ga over the door-hinges?

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    • Originally posted by Gus.chong:

      I really like the way you voice out against him...lately I have also learnt a few tricks from him...by replying in a sarcastic manner against his posts instead of confronting him directly.

      Hehe.

      After so long, I still cannot ever understand half your posts.

      But its ok...

      We are all humans, and we heal the world, and make it a better place, for you and for me, and the entire human race ~~

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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by sgbuses:

      Everyone want to provide "feedback". I pity the decision maker.

      Actually I dont.

      They are the ones who implemented the "No wrong door" policy.

      I pity rather the foot soldiers who are actually employed to answer feedback.

      If we agree for example, that at least in some cases, the quality of the student is but a reflection of that of the teacher, then the quality of the "template answers" can be the relection of that of the feedback.

      Mind you, every single feedback that goes to the Authority is likely to have been approved by some big-shot, silly feedback or not. After all, if they kena complaints about quality of reply, they have to answer for it, not the foot soliders. Therefore the above para stands!

      That said, the volume of feedback in recent years have become so much that the Authority hired people JUST TO ANSWER FEEDBACK. Or at least literally.

      When you get inudated by the same request again and again, do you honestly think the Authority would be doing creative answers to pander to every single feedback? A template answer is but a reflection of this issue.

      Some "feedbacks" are also little more than poorly disguised attempts at selling their "solutions". Albeit one with poor research into the actual problems that SG transport system faces.

      Can you imagine what the poor foot soldiers face everyday? Do these people here stop to think?

      Of course not.....the Dilbert comic below should illustrate the point. 

      Edited by SBS2601D 14 Sep `14, 9:42AM
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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      No wonder he knew about loadings and deployment plannings..so he got a friend in LTA?Wow

      LTA has got 5K - 6K people.

      I am not sure if its the biggest stat board, but its definitely one of the biggest.

      So actually all the Ah De and Ah Kao, Ah Beng, Ah Lian in Singapore, all know some Ah Tom, Ah Dick and Ah Harry inside.

      icon_mrgreen.gif

      Edited by SBS2601D 12 Sep `14, 11:48PM
  • SBS2601D's Avatar
    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      blah blah blah... nuisance creator on the forum!

       

      T'was they say: Let sleeping dogs lie!

       

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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr wsy1234, this is an out-of-the-box idea which I welcome but I believe LTA is rigid. They will not explore this. Cheers.

      I dont for once believe LTA stands for Littoral Transport Authority.

      So yeah, maybe they are as fluid as water is rigid in your sense then.

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    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Where is the news of 3rd player?

      You ask your LTA friend la....why ask him.....

      Why you tekan him??

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    • It seemed like only yesterday Bidadari was a cemetery.....

      SG is changing fast. Can't really say if its for the better.

      Bidadari is a nice place. 

      Then it will just be another nice HDB place.

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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Give them time to answer...

      Its quite interesting to see that they maintain a rather turnaround for a FB page.

      But I personally doubtful that they would respond quickly on a sustainable basis.

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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by Acx1688:

      Who u referring to?

      Of cos its the fella who openly poke fun, mocking and being a annoying repeater till this extent la....icon_mrgreen.gif

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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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    8,396 posts since Apr '05
    • 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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