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Old 20th June 2008, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

THE use of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) has made it possible for more Singaporeans to own cars.

Responding to a question for written reply in Parliament on Monday, Transport Minister Raymond Lim said this is reflected in the growth of Singapore's car population from 680,000 in 1997 to 800,000 in 2006.

Dr Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC, had asked the Minister if the ERP scheme has met the objectives that it was meant to achieve and if it has improved the traffic flow on expressways especially during peak hours.

In his reply, Mr Lim said since its implementation in 1998, ERP has been effective in maintaining average travel speeds on priced roads within the optimal speed range through regular reviews and rate adjustments. For example, average speeds on the expressways have remained at above 45km/h during peak hours.

"The use of ERP to manage traffic has made it possible for more Singaporeans to own cars than we otherwise could, and our vehicle population has grown from 680,000 in 1997 to 800,000 in 2006," he added.

"It has also allowed the Government to rely more on car usage charges and less on car ownership taxes to manage traffic demand, and as a result, vehicle ownership taxes have been reduced. "

The Ministers said the government will continue with a holistic and integrated approach using all the tools available to keep the roads smooth-flowing. These include building more roads, regulating vehicle growth, implementing traffic engineering solutions, managing traffic demand through ERP and promoting the use of public transport.

http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring...022-31536.html

We should be glad ERPs are set up instead of complaining because they help more Singaporeans to own cars

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Old 20th June 2008, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

huh isn't this conflicting? more car owners means more cars on the road, no? *blur*

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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

What about the coe issue?

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Old 20th June 2008, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

What a load of bull comin out from this guy.. own car but cannot use, then buy for what?

uniquely stinkapor.. *thumbs down*

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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

i dont understand how his logic works....the car population grew over the years due to a lot of factors and ERP is definitely NOT one of them

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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

I thought ERP is meant to control the number of cars going to towards congested areas, and hence promote the citizens to use public transport?

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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

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I thought ERP is meant to control the number of cars going to towards congested areas, and hence promote the citizens to use public transport?
Yes.. that was at first.
but now even the alternative routes have been ERP-ed. which can only explain the true reason: to suck more money from us.

so many new gantries, sometimes i dun even know have one until i pass by it. luckily most not activated yet.

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i think the article means got ERP then all car can go faster then more ppl can buy car cuz wont stuck in the jam ba...
but in the other way round, ppl need to pay more...
is good for gov, not the car owner...

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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

a ERP is mean to control the traffic flow(speed)in a busy place...if there is no ERP in orchard road..

in the morning,do u think they will be a jam?(of cause)
but with a ERP less car want go in...

time=money
by keeping the traffic flow going it also mean people can earn more money


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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

I don't get what he's trying to say.. too contradicting..

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might as well increase ERP charges to S$10

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Then all the carparks will be full

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no it wont cos ppl will start selling their cars hahhahaha
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THE use of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) has made it possible for more Singaporeans to own cars.

Responding to a question for written reply in Parliament on Monday, Transport Minister Raymond Lim said this is reflected in the growth of Singapore's car population from 680,000 in 1997 to 800,000 in 2006.

Dr Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC, had asked the Minister if the ERP scheme has met the objectives that it was meant to achieve and if it has improved the traffic flow on expressways especially during peak hours.

In his reply, Mr Lim said since its implementation in 1998, ERP has been effective in maintaining average travel speeds on priced roads within the optimal speed range through regular reviews and rate adjustments. For example, average speeds on the expressways have remained at above 45km/h during peak hours.

"The use of ERP to manage traffic has made it possible for more Singaporeans to own cars than we otherwise could, and our vehicle population has grown from 680,000 in 1997 to 800,000 in 2006," he added.

"It has also allowed the Government to rely more on car usage charges and less on car ownership taxes to manage traffic demand, and as a result, vehicle ownership taxes have been reduced. "

The Ministers said the government will continue with a holistic and integrated approach using all the tools available to keep the roads smooth-flowing. These include building more roads, regulating vehicle growth, implementing traffic engineering solutions, managing traffic demand through ERP and promoting the use of public transport.

http://motoring.asiaone.com/Motoring...022-31536.html

We should be glad ERPs are set up instead of complaining because they help more Singaporeans to own cars
Oh ERP...
They are going to set up 5 more gantries, I might as well sell away my car and drive the company lorry. Cause my boss can pay the ERP. At the same time save the money to drink coffee...

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no it wont cos ppl will start selling their cars hahhahaha
Difficult, cos most of the pple who can no longer afford to drive are the same pple who took lots of loan and cannot afford to sell the car cos of the paper loss

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I think he meant " Haha idiots, i build ERP to 'CONTROL' car populations & more people actually buy cars.."

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imagine if ERP gantries were to remain at same price for the next 10 years but start appearing at the exit of all carparks in singapore one day

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Re: ERP helps more S'poreans to own cars: Minister

The Government always likes to give us the impression that we are slapping our faces when we get annoyed by its policies... It is always right...

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oh and just to let u all know... petrol + $0.05

and diesel + $0.10

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Think days of parking coupons will soon be over

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