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Old November 3rd, 2007, 10:58 AM   #1381
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Nov 8, 2007
Now you can surf the Net on a bus
From Friday, a free high-speed mobile broadband service will be available on 12 bus routes, with more to come
By Stephanie Gwee

Telecom company Nokia has installed the high-speed mobile broadband service, known as High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), to allow commuters to surf the Web for free on 12 popular bus routes that criss-cross the island. -- PHOTO: NOKIA

BUS commuters will be able to while their time away on bus rides by checking movie timings, replying to e-mail messages or watching YouTube clips.

Starting on Friday, they can surf the Web for free on 12 popular bus routes that criss-cross the island.

The SBS buses ply the routes which carry commuters to and from Ang Mo Ko, Toa Payoh, Bukit Timah, Orchard Road and Jurong.

Commuters can use their laptops or mobile phones which can tap wirelessly into the Internet.

Telecom company Nokia has installed the high-speed mobile broadband service, known as High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), to allow for this free surfing.

Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh Bus interchanges will also offer this new wireless access by the end of next week, with Nokia promising that it will extend the wireless service to more bus routes and interchanges next year.

The service links users to the Internet once they switch on the Wi-Fi function of their mobile devices, regardless of brand and telco service provider.

This initiative, said the Nokia spokesman, was largely inspired by the Government's effort to improve wireless coverage of the country through the [email protected] drive.

Launched last December, [email protected] already covers most shopping malls and cafes in Singapore, with 7,200 Wi-Fi hotspots found nationwide.

As of July, about 520,000 people have signed up for [email protected]

A test conducted by The Straits Times assessed the user-friendliness and effectiveness of logging online on these buses. Bus numbers 88, 147 and 143 were tested.

Once online, we checked our e-mail, streamed music from online radio stations and watched a video on YouTube. All activities could be done easily on buses 88 and 147.

However, we were unable to connect to the Internet on the 143 service.

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This Wi-Fi service also comes with an added feature:



It is integrated with a Route Graphics Display System, currently on a trial basis on selected buses. The above system displays the name of the next bus stop along a route in a graphical form as below, as well as the different bus services available at that bus stop.



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Prelim work on 'Bt Timah Line' started last year

IN THE letter, 'Ease jams, commence work on Bukit Timah Line' (ST, Nov 2), Mr Yap Chian Heng suggested that construction work on the Bukit Timah Line, now known as Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2), should commence sooner.
We would like to reassure Mr Yap that preliminary work on DTL2 had commenced last year and the project is on track for completion by 2015.

Pre-construction activities include rigorous studies, such as the review of construction methods, assessment of affected building structures and environmental impact, sewer and general utility diversions, and the procurement process.

Such activities typically take several years to complete because we need to ensure that subsequent construction works are carried out properly and safely, with minimal inconvenience to commuters as well as businesses and residents along the DTL.

Physical construction of the line is expected to commence in 2010 when the pre-construction activities are completed. Thereafter, the 16.6km stretch of the DTL2 will need another five years to complete.

We would like to assure Mr Yap that work on DTL2 is progressing well and quickly, and the Land Transport Authority is fully committed to providing all resources necessary for the early completion of the line.

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Errant cabbies to face stiffer penalties
From Monday, those caught overcharging, touting or refusing pick-ups face higher fines, suspensions
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November 13, 2007
Author: Marcel Lee Pereira

WHERE errant cabbies are concerned, the authorities have decided that enough is enough.

From next Monday, taxi drivers caught touting, overcharging or refusing to pick up passengers will be hit where it hurts most - their pockets.

Stiffer penalties - higher fines, demerit points and immediate suspensions - will be handed out, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said yesterday.

Repeat offenders may even lose their licences.

Currently, cabbies who refuse to pick up passengers or tout are fined $100 and $200, respectively.

From next week, these two offences will earn immediate suspensions of two and four weeks, respectively. Offenders will also pick up at least twice the number of demerit points.

If a cabby is caught overcharging by less than $20 twice within two years, his licence will be revoked; if he overcharges by $20 or more, he will lose it on the spot.

Fines for all these offences will also be more than doubled - except for overcharging by $20 or more, where the penalty stays at $500.

Commuters like Dutchman Freek Van Velsen, 40, who works in a bank at One Raffles Quay and is constantly approached by taxi touts, cheered the new measures.

He said: 'I think, with such large fines, even if they get caught once, it will hurt. In the past, they might have taken the risk because the fines were not that high.'

LTA's spokesman said licence suspensions are good wake-up calls for first-time offenders, who would then know their rice bowls are on the line if they repeat the offence within 24 months.

The new penalties 'strike a good balance between deterrence and providing opportunities for a contrite taxi driver to mend his ways', added the spokesman.

The Taxi Operators' Associations, which represents six associations, said it welcomed the new penalties, but hoped the authorities would be flexible in meting out the punishments and would conduct thorough probes.

Premier Taxi Operators' Association president Foo Chi Yong, 47, who spoke on behalf of the other operators, said accused cabbies should have channels for appeal so that the genuinely repentant will get a second chance.

About 23,000 cabbies from five taxi operators ply the roads and log 600,000 commuter trips daily.

Cabbies who spoke to The Straits Times said they were glad measures were being introduced to weed out the bad hats as the majority were making an honest living, although rising rentals and fuel costs have eaten into their earnings lately.

The LTA looked into 471 cases of soliciting, overcharging and refusal to pick up passengers between January and last month.

It stepped up enforcement last month, with almost daily operations at touting hot spots such as Clarke Quay, Sentosa and Orchard Towers - the same month The Sunday Times reported that touting and overcharging were rampant there. A barrage of e-mail and letters from the public confirming this followed.

The LTA said these checks will be kept up.

It also announced yesterday that 15 more taxi stands will be built in the Central Business District (CBD) by year end - adding to the existing 80 - so that commuters will find one within a five-minute walk.

And from March 1, hailing a cab on roads in the CBD will be prohibited for safety reasons. Taxis will be allowed to pick up or drop passengers only at taxi stands and along private driveways.

From next month, signs will go up at taxi stands and, perhaps, even in taxis to make it clear touting is an offence.

These signs will also advertise LTA's hotline (1800-

CALL-LTA or 1800-2255582) to make it easy for passengers to give feedback or report drivers.

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ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY JESSICA LIM

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