Explore the past, present and future of Singapore’s land transportation system at a new exhibit

Speaking at an event to mark the launch of the exhibition on Friday, April 23, Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung noted that he himself was a former student of LTA, having played a role in the formation of the agency as an official at the then Ministry of Communications. .

Beyond achievements such as the expansion of Singapore’s rail network, Ong also highlighted the “challenges and setbacks” faced by the LTA, such as the 2017 rail collision at Joo Koon station and the collapse of the Nicoll motorway in 2004 which killed four people.

He described these incidents as lessons “deeply engraved in the memory of the institution”.

“These were the challenges that LTA had to overcome that prompted the organization to improve and served as a constant reminder against complacency; against thinking that life can go on, as usual, on autopilot.

Mr Ong said he expects members of the public to play a greater role in improving Singapore’s ground transportation in the years to come.

“Centralized planning of routes, bus services and safety devices is still necessary. But at the same time, it is also through your lived experiences that we get valuable feedback to optimize operations and make significant improvements on the ground, ”he said.

“The next 25 years must be aimed at ensuring that our system remains sustainable – environmentally and financially – and sustainable for generations to come. We must continue to strive to move forward, to put our ground transportation system firmly on the path to a better, greener and more sustainable future. “

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