Perceptions towards public transport quality, affordability have improved: Govt poll

Perceptions towards public transport quality, affordability have improved: Govt poll
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SINGAPORE - Commuters' perceptions towards the quality and affordability of the public transport system here have improved, according to a poll by the Government's feedback unit, Reach.

To gauge public sentiment on key public transport issues, Reach conducted a telephone poll from Feb 29 to March 4 with 1,200 randomly selected Singapore residents aged 15 and above.

Overall, 80 per cent of them agreed that Singapore has a good public transport system, up from 74 per cent last year. 66 per cent agreed that public transport in Singapore is generally affordable, up from 63 per cent last year.

On bus services, 37 per cent felt that wait time has improved compared to a year ago, while 10 per cent said it is longer. 29 per cent felt that it is less crowded on buses while 20 per cent felt it is now more crowded.

About six in 10 respondents said they were confident that the Government's efforts will help improve the reliability of train services.

Also, half of all the respondents are supportive of moving towards lower car ownership in Singapore.

huizhen@sph.com.sg

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