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Transport

Transport plays a critical role in the lives of Singaporeans. It must meet the diverse needs of our people.

Public Transport


Public transport is the most efficient and sustainable form of motorised transport. One of the most effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of our land transport is to take public transport whenever and wherever you can, as most of our population is doing today. A car carrying only the driver uses 9 times the energy used by a bus and 12 times that used by a train on a per passenger-kilometre travelled basis.

Be involved in improving your environment by taking public transport now! Start your journey here.

Driving

If you find it necessary to use a car for your mobility needs, you can still contribute to improve energy efficiency in the following ways:

1) Make an informed decision by choosing more fuel efficient models. Check out the revamped fuel economy label (PDF, 28Kb) which provides the amount of fuel needed by the vehicle model to run 100km for each car.  The lower the number on the label, the better!

2) Look out for vehicles with lower carbon emissions when buying a car and enjoy a rebate of between $5,000 and up to $30,000 off your Additional Registration Fee, under the revised Carbon Emissions-based Vehicle Scheme (CEVS). The CEVS, which started in January 2013 and was extended on 1 July 2015, covers all new cars and imported used cars. On the other hand, cars with high carbon emissions equal to or more than 186g CO2/km attract a registration surcharge of between $5,000 and $30,000.3)

3) Practise good driving habits that result in better fuel economy. 

Non-Motorised Transport

Non-motorised transport like cycling and walking are encouraged as they do not consume any external energy. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is promoting intra-town cycling through the provision of off-road cycling path network in selected HDB towns. The network provides cyclists with connectivity from their homes to MRT stations, bus interchanges and key amenities.