PROPORTION OF HOUSEHOLDS OWNING TWO OF MORE CARS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport what is the current proportion of households that own two or more cars and which are (i) HDB households (ii) condominium households and (iii) landed property households respectively. Mr S Iswaran: As of 30 November 2022, about 15% of car-owning households own two or more cars, andContinue reading “PROPORTION OF HOUSEHOLDS OWNING TWO OF MORE CARS”

REDUCING NUMBER OF FOREIGN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE VEHICLES ENTERING SINGAPORE

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport what are the Ministry’s plans to gradually reduce the number of foreign internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles entering Singapore over the next few years, including goods and commercial ICE vehicles, as well as those used by foreign workers when travelling to Singapore for work. Mr S Iswaran: To safeguardContinue reading “REDUCING NUMBER OF FOREIGN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE VEHICLES ENTERING SINGAPORE”

PERSONS CAUGHT FOR ILLEGAL AND NON-COMPLIANT USE OF PERSONAL MOBILITY DEVICES AND RANGE OF PUNISHMENT IMPOSED

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport in each year between 2020 and 2022 (a) how many persons have been caught (i) for the illegal use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) on roads and footpaths respectively and (ii) for having non-compliant PMDs; (b) what is the range of punishments imposed on each of theContinue reading “PERSONS CAUGHT FOR ILLEGAL AND NON-COMPLIANT USE OF PERSONAL MOBILITY DEVICES AND RANGE OF PUNISHMENT IMPOSED”

NUMBER OF PERSONAL MOBILITY AIDS USERS PROSECUTED FROM 2020 TO 2022 AND PUNISHMENTS IMPOSED

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport (a) from 2020 to 2022, how many Personal Mobility Aids (PMA) users have been prosecuted annually for the use of PMAs on roads; and (b) what is the range of punishments imposed. Mr S Iswaran: From January 2020 to November 2022, two notices have been issued for theContinue reading “NUMBER OF PERSONAL MOBILITY AIDS USERS PROSECUTED FROM 2020 TO 2022 AND PUNISHMENTS IMPOSED”

OPENING RAIL LINES TO NEW OPERATORS

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Transport for upcoming rail lines, whether there are any plans to open the rail market to new operators beyond the two existing operators. The Minister for Transport (Mr S Iswaran): Mr Speaker, ensuring contestability in our rail system is an important consideration for us. Contestability will help spurContinue reading “OPENING RAIL LINES TO NEW OPERATORS”

ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY STOP PLUNGERS AT MRT STATIONS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Transport (a) how many times have the Emergency Stop Plungers at MRT stations been activated in each of the last five years; (b) what proportion of such activations occurred during peak hours; (c) what proportion of such activations are non-emergencies; and (d) what is the average duration of service disruptionContinue reading “ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY STOP PLUNGERS AT MRT STATIONS”

COLOUR TEMPERATURE OF SINGAPORE’S STREET LIGHTING AND FEASIBILITY OF WARMER WHITE LIGHTING FOR STREET LAMPS ON MINOR ROADS

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Transport (a) what is the colour temperature of Singapore’s street lighting; (b) whether studies have been conducted to determine the feasibility of warmer white lighting for street lamps on minor roads, in view of the potential benefits in terms of human health and light pollution; and (c) if so, whatContinue reading “COLOUR TEMPERATURE OF SINGAPORE’S STREET LIGHTING AND FEASIBILITY OF WARMER WHITE LIGHTING FOR STREET LAMPS ON MINOR ROADS”

INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY AND FUEL COSTS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS YEAR-TO-DATE AND EXPECTED PROPORTION OFFSET BY SUBSIDIES

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Transport in relation to the additional $200 million in subsidies to cover the increased costs to public transport operators due to the doubling of energy prices (a) what is the increase in electricity and fuel costs for public transport operators year-to-date; and (b) what proportion of the increase inContinue reading “INCREASE IN ELECTRICITY AND FUEL COSTS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS YEAR-TO-DATE AND EXPECTED PROPORTION OFFSET BY SUBSIDIES”

DATA ON FAMILIES OWNING MORE THAN ONE CAR

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Transport how many households currently own (i) one car (ii) two cars and (iii) three or more cars, including cars owned by different members of the same household.  The Minister for Transport (Mr S Iswaran): Mr Speaker, as of 31 October 2022, about 471,000 households own cars. OfContinue reading “DATA ON FAMILIES OWNING MORE THAN ONE CAR”

FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND AND COE PRICES FOR CATEGORIES B, D AND E VEHICLES

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Transport what are the key reasons for and the demand drivers behind, the record high Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices for Categories B, D and E that were set in the latest COE bidding round. Mr S Iswaran: I thank the Member for his question. I have addressed itContinue reading “FACTORS DRIVING DEMAND AND COE PRICES FOR CATEGORIES B, D AND E VEHICLES”