Read a coverage in which LTA was singled out as one of the "problematic" statutory boards...
“It also depends on which Government agency. For example, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) is actually really late to the game. With the Ellison Building incident, they were reticent about engaging heritage consultants to advise them. They wanted to put a road through and wanted to take down parts of the structure of certain shophouses. It was a protected building yet they wanted to do this.
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I'm sure many of us have our gripes with LTA but to be singled out by an Associate Professor takes this to another level, it isn't just about disgruntled road users. Dr Lai seemed to highlight several examples, all directly linked to misgivings with LTA. Over the years, I think LTA has really shown that it is one of the slowest and laidback statutory board with a questionable track record.
1. Failure to kick SMRT on its butt earlier on until massive problems arose in public train system
2. Slow response to personal mobility devices after countless incidences
3. Almost at a loss what to do with the legal framework when ride-haling technology came into the picture
4. Refused to acknowledge the flaws in COE system while yet continuing to shout control of vehicle populations
I don't know, there may be others you guys wanna add on.