Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bus priority measures extended island-wide

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Existing bus priority measures, such as bus lanes and Mandatory Give Way to Buses (MGWTB), will be extended to more locations island-wide.

From mid-October, there will be another 25 kilometres of bus lanes -- with Kampong Bahru Road, Lorong 6 Toa Payoh and Orchard Boulevard among the first new stretches.

Currently, there are 23 kilometres of full-day bus lanes, and 155 kilometres of normal bus lanes.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said with the completion of new bus lanes by end-2013, there will be about 200 kilometres of bus lanes island-wide.

From November, the Mandatory Give Way to Buses scheme will also be implemented at another 135 bus bays. When completed by end-2014, about 300 bus stops will be covered under the scheme.

LTA said the expansion of the bus priority measures are aimed at improving overall reliability and speeds of buses, so that commuters can experience more regular waiting times.

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