Tag: LTA

LTA reports issuing 3,444 warnings to PMD users since e-scooter ban was announced

Singapore—The country’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that 3,444 warnings have been issued to errant personal mobility devices (PMD) users ever since the ban was announced in Parliament on November 4. Additionally, 111 PMDs have been impounded since then for offences like illegally modifying e-scooters...

LTA warns of dangers of converting e-scooters to PMAs, will take action against violators

Singapore—The country’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a warning against those who intend to convert e-scooters into personal mobility aids (PMA), since advertisements have come out promising to do just this, in the short period since it was announced in Parliament on November...

“Panic selling” of e-scooters after notice of permanent ban

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has prohibited all electric scooters (e-scooters) from public footpaths. The ban will take effect beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, and will only be allowed on cycling and park connector network paths. The announcement was made by Senior Minister of State...

LTA prepares western part of Singapore for driverless vehicles’ test drives

Aiming to test driverless vehicles in a wide range of traffic scenarios and road conditions, the Land Transportation Authority (LTA) has unveiled plans for making the entire western part of Singapore a testing ground for these autonomous vehicles (AVs). The move was announced on Thursday...

Singapore’s ‘hitch-a-ride’ motorcycle service is illegal says LTA

A new directive from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) prohibits private motorists in offering "hitch-a-ride services" to commuters and those who do so will have their motorbike's insurance coverage declared void. The act is considered illegal and the agency "strongly encourages commuters to use taxis or...

Khaw Boon Wan on rail sector issues: Our common customer is the Singapore commuter

Singapore—While Khaw Boon Wan, the country’s Transport Minister, admitted on October 14, Monday, that maintenance had not been the priority of rail operators in year past, he also warned against future overspending. Mr Khaw also voiced the need to be cautious about regulatory capture, which...

LTA posts deficit of S$1 billion in bus contracts for 2018-2019

Singapore—The Land Transport Authority (LTA) posted in its latest annual reports a deficit of S$1.013 billion for the 2018-2019 financial year. This is due to “losses” incurred by public bus operations because of fares falling below what government contracts awarded to companies like SMRT...

Driverless buses coming soon? Firm step taken toward autonomous transport

Singapore—Several companies have responded to the call from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) earlier in 2019 to collaborate on the deployment of driverless shuttles and buses. The LTA and ERB did not specify what these companies are, but according...

From April 2020, e-scooters required to undergo mandatory inspection every 2 years

Singapore—The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday, October 7, that starting from April of next year, all e-scooters will be required to undergo an inspection to ascertain compliance to criteria for them to be used in public paths. These inspections must be carried out every...

LTA initiative on elderly assistance impresses foreigners, part of Singapore’s effort to prepare for aging population

The Green Man pedestrian crossing device is making a buzz in Singapore, not just because of its ingenuity but more likely because of the benefits that it gives to the elderly, at the same time, helping traffic officers regulate the flow of both vehicles...