Switch to Linear ModeSwitch to Hybrid ModeSwitch to Threaded Mode
Printer Friendly View | Email this page | Register Now to start posting!
MinMin
MinMin's Avatar
The One and Only


Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 18,955
Trade rep: 1 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
(News) ERP Charges Up Again: 32 CBD Gantries from July 7 MinMin Jun 17th, 08, 08:03 PM #1
ERP Charges Up Again: 32 CBD Gantries from July 7

The roads are getting pricier from July 7.

Five new gantries, forming a cordon along the Singapore River Line, will go live to regulate the evening traffic flow from 6pm to 8pm, bringing the total number of gantries to 65.

In what is seen as the most extensive revision of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) here since its implementation 10 years ago, another 32 gantries in the Central Business District (CBD), including those around Orchard Road, will also have their charges increased.

Rates are being revised mostly during the evening time slots because speeds have fallen steadily during the home-rush hours.

The Government is going to fix this by doing three things.

The biggest change is that if you pay, you will get to enjoy a smooth flowing ride - which is not always the case now.

Motorists can expect to pay as much as $2 more per gantry.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is also using a new method to measure the traffic flow to ensure that 85 per cent of all motorists using a priced road will experience optimal speeds, which are between 20 and 30kmh on arterial roads and, 45kmh and 65kmh on expressways.

ERP increments up

The second change is that increments will be at $1 and the starting price for any new gantry is $2.

At the current increments of 50 cents, many motorists do not feel the pinch.

LTA said it revised nine ERP rate changes in 2006 and another 25 rate changes last year to keep drivers off these roads.

The third change is to discourage motorists clogging up city roads by using them as a thoroughfare.

This will, hopefully, be solved by the new gantries along the Singapore River line which will charge motorists $2 from 6pm to 8pm.

http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring...617-71359.html


no.png
gadenp
gadenp's Avatar
Mini Maggies Rock


Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Pasir Ris
Posts: 3,627
Trade rep: 43 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
gadenp Jun 17th, 08, 08:09 PM #2
LTA FTW only method of traffic control they know how to implement is MAKE EVERYONE PAY MORE!

Such great foresight and thinking must have came for a great and wondrous mind of greatness. No small mortal like us can every thing of such a thing or anything better. LTA must be right once agian!!!

After all money makes the world go round and singaporean motorist should pay LTA for their wonderful great super system, that must working because it was created by the great LTA.

We must praise LTA for their great sacrifice and dedication on our behalf.

ERP very soon will be EVERY ROAD PAY and LTA should be called Lack Talent Association
sg.png
Last edited by gadenp; Jun 17th, 08 at 08:14 PM..
AS1
AS1's Avatar
The Chief


Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 7,473
Trade rep: 3 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
AS1 Jun 17th, 08, 08:18 PM #3
so for the Ministers and those in LTA, SAF and so on including Police as well as emergency vehicles are their vehicles excuse from ERP or can claim ERP one?

for those working as driver whether service or transport, can claim ERP from company?
sg.png
oceanb70
oceanb70's Avatar
FireFighter!


Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North-East
Posts: 1,642
Trade rep: 22 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
oceanb70 Jun 17th, 08, 08:35 PM #4
maybe next time car park no need coupon or gantry liao... ERP only
sg.png
Unclemun Oil is REALLY running Out


Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,670
Trade rep: 13 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
Unclemun Jun 17th, 08, 09:19 PM #5
Aiyo, just pay lah. No choice one. Dun complain because when you complain, the cure will be worse!
sg.png
Evange
Evange's Avatar
Troubleshooter


Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,237
Trade rep: 12 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
Evange Jun 17th, 08, 09:21 PM #6
I want to support our world class transport system also... But when it takes a good 1.5 hours to reach school from home compared to less than 45 mins by car, the choice is kinda obvious eh?
Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.6GHz | ASUS P8Z77-V PRO | EVGA GTX Titan 6GB | 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz CL9 | Plextor m5 Pro 128GB | Seagate 320 GB 7200rpm SATA2 16MB | Corsair AX1200W Gold | NZXT Phantom 410 | Dell U2711 | RayStorm D5 RX240 + XSPC RX120 | EK-FC Titan SE Nickel
sg.png
Unclemun Oil is REALLY running Out


Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,670
Trade rep: 13 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
Unclemun Jun 17th, 08, 10:45 PM #7
Depends what you have more - time or money
sg.png
oceanb70
oceanb70's Avatar
FireFighter!


Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North-East
Posts: 1,642
Trade rep: 22 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
oceanb70 Jun 17th, 08, 10:50 PM #8
wow.. you cannot like that say leh.. if we don't complain... GOV will thought many motorists do not feel the pinch.
sg.png
sil96verman
sil96verman's Avatar
H20


Join Date: May 2005
Location: Admiralty mrt
Posts: 7,896
Trade rep: 327 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
sil96verman Jun 17th, 08, 11:01 PM #9
wat to do we are meek like sheeps....all in-bred by govt since we r born.....like dogs de-barked/de-voiced......overseas in usa/nz/aust peoples' voice are heeded by govt n media.

In fact public media damn vocal....not like ours
Intel i7 920 / WC
Gigabyte X58-UD3R
MSI HD 5770 HAWK OC
Corsair Dom DDR3 6G
Antec P182
WD Velociraptor / Seasonic Gold Series X-650
Noctua P12 / Aercool Panel3

sg.png
Skarekrow
Skarekrow's Avatar
Registered User


Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Ulu Pandan
Posts: 190
Trade rep: 6 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
Thanked 1 Times in 1 Post
Skarekrow Jun 17th, 08, 11:31 PM #10
Predictable. Especially after the lowering of the prices of COEs not too long ago. When something goes down in this country, alot more will go up.
sg.png
ktk
ktk's Avatar
Banned


Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Formosa
Posts: 10,772
Trade rep: 4 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
ktk Jun 17th, 08, 11:40 PM #11
pay and pay.
tw.png
super69 Registered User


Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 126
Trade rep: 3 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
Thanked 1 Times in 1 Post
super69 Jun 18th, 08, 01:09 AM #12
LTA give 15% reduction on road tax...now increase ERP....

Why we need scholar to work in LTA, where their job very easy when road speed very slow just put a Gantry.....
sg.png
route
route's Avatar
Registered User


Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 810
Trade rep: 6 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
route Jun 18th, 08, 01:42 AM #13
Erp Ftw!!!
sg.png
beyondgadgets
beyondgadgets's Avatar
Registered User


Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,686
Trade rep: 13 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
beyondgadgets Jun 18th, 08, 02:03 AM #14
Wtf??????????
sg.png
MinMin
MinMin's Avatar
The One and Only


Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 18,955
Trade rep: 1 (100%)
Infractions: 0/0 (0)
MinMin Jun 18th, 08, 04:48 AM #15
Further news related....

Taxi operators to help offset drivers' costs over new ERP charges
Comfortdelgro will reimburse drivers for ERP charges in cases of cancelled bookings


AT LEAST two taxi operators will take steps to help offset their drivers' costs, with Electronic Road Pricing charges set to go up in July.

Cabbies are worried that they might not pick up a fare in the city after they pay increased ERP charges to get there. They also fear that commuters, turned off by the new rates, will give up taxi rides altogether.

With more gantries coming up, Comfortdelgro, the biggest player in the market, said it will expand its reimbursement scheme for drivers.

Currently, its drivers can get their ERP charges back if they drive through a gantry but do not find a passenger within 15 minutes. This applies from 5pm to 8pm on weekdays.

From July 1, the reimbursements will extend to call bookings.

A taxi driver who accepts a call booking and then passes through an ERP gantry to pick up the passenger can get the ERP charge back if the passenger cancels the booking or does not show up.

This reimbursement will be available all day on Mondays to Fridays, said Comfortdelgro spokesman Tammy Tan.

The company currently processes about 250 reimbursements a day, she added.

Comfortdelgro is the only taxi operator that has such a reimbursement scheme in place as other operators do not have the technology for it.

But smaller player Smart Taxis said it is considering giving its drivers a monthly cash rebate to help those who pay ERP charges but could not pick up a passenger in the city.

http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2...ry_248887.html
no.png
Thread Tools Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode