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50 Years of Transportation in Singapore : Achievements and Challenges.

Author: Tien Fang Fwa
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2016.
Series: World Scientific series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building.
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This unique volume presents the achievements of the land, sea and air transport industry of Singapore in the last 50 years after Singapore gained its independence in 1965. It provides a comprehensive overview of Singapore's progress in transportation from a typical third world system in the 1960s to one that is currently in the top league globally in all aspects of passenger and freight transportation. Singapore's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Fwa, Tien Fang.
50 Years of Transportation in Singapore : Achievements and Challenges.
Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tien Fang Fwa
ISBN: 9789814651608 9814651605
OCLC Number: 958385872
Description: 1 online resource (576 pages).
Contents: Preface; About the Editor; About the Contributors; Chapter 1 Overview of Singapore's Land Transport Development 1965-2015; 1. Introduction; 1.1. Circumstances and constraints; 1.2. Present challenges; 2. A Brief History of Land Transport Governance; 2.1. Transport in colonial Singapore; 2.2. 1950s --
A turbulent time for Singapore; 2.3. 1960s --
Self governance and independence; 2.4. 1970s --
The beginning of the interventionist approach; 2.5. 1980s; 2.6. 1990s --
Applying more demand management levers; 2.6.1. Extension of the ALS; 2.6.2. Electronic Road Pricing (ERP). 2.6.3. Managing vehicle ownership2.6.4. Towards a more integrated approach in land transport; 2.6.5 Harnessing Technology to Maximise Capacity; 2.7. 2000s to present; 2.7.1. A new transport strategy, the land transport master plan; 2.7.2. Central bus network planning; 2.7.3 Increasing contestability of public transport industry to improve services; 2.7.4 Fare Regulation in Singapore; 2.7.5 Meeting diverse needs and managing travel demand; 2.8. Future of land transport: A car-lite Singapore; 3. Principles & Strategies; 3.1 From 'world-class' to 'people-centred' 3.2. Five principles for urban governance3.3. Four key strategies for sustainable transport; 4. Next 50 Years; References; Chapter 2 An Evolving Public Transport Eco-System; 1. Relentless Pursuit to Improve Bus Servicesa; 1.1. Early years of trams and trolleys up to 1930s; 1.2. The Chaotic years of bus system from 1940s to 1960s; 1.3. Overhauling bus system in 1970s; 1.4. Instituting regulatory oversight and integration from 1980s to 2000s; 1.5. Strengthening regulations and rethinking bus services from 2005 to present; 1.6. Once over lightly and some observations. 2. Delivering Sustainable Rapid Transit System (RTS)2.1. A financially sustainable RTS operation from the outset; 2.2. Instituting regulatory oversight on RTS operation; 2.3. Master planning and new rail financing framework; 2.4. First financial tender for RTS Licence --
Downtown Line; 2.5. Once over lightly and some observations; 3. Facilitating Convenient Taxis Services; 3.1. Brief evolution of taxi industry; 3.2. Deregulation of taxi industry; 3.3. Outcome of liberalisation; 3.4. Challenges of the taxi industry; 3.5. Further interventions; 3.6. New booking methods. 3.7. Once over lightly and some observationsReferences; ANNEX A KEY MILSTONES ON BUS REFORM IN SINGAPORE; ANNEX B MEMBERS OF TRANSPORT ADVISORY BOARD; ANNEX C REGISTRARS OF VEHICLES (1959-1970); ANNEX D COMPOSITION OF GOVERNMENT TEAM OF OFFICIALS (GTO); ANNEX E THE PTC MEMBERS AS AT 31ST MARCH 1987; ANNEX F PICTURES OF OLD MAGNETIC FARECARDS; ANNEX G THE FRIST LTA BOARD MEMBERS IN SEPTEMBER 1995; ANNEX H TIMELINE OF RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENTS; ANNEX G KEY MILESTONES IN SINGAPORE'S TAXI INDUSTRY; Chapter 3 Travel Demand Management; 1. Introduction. 2. Early Years --
Suppressing Car Ownership Demand through High upfront Taxes.
Series Title: World Scientific series on Singapore's 50 years of nation-building.

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