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    (News) ERP Charges Up Again: 32 CBD Gantries from July 7

    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

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    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
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    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?

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    maybe next time car park no need coupon or gantry liao... ERP only
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    Aiyo, just pay lah. No choice one. Dun complain because when you complain, the cure will be worse!

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    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?
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    Depends what you have more - time or money

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    wow.. you cannot like that say leh.. if we don't complain... GOV will thought many motorists do not feel the pinch.
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    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
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    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.

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    pay and pay.

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    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.....

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    Erp Ftw!!!

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    Wtf??????????

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    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

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