Photo of arranged photoshoot of Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on crowded train on Oct 19 by ASS

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) yesterday (Jan 3) issued an appeal for ideas to fix the country’s broken public transport system. Two research grant, with undisclosed budget, will be raised and researchers will have to propose “new practical solution” to solve the current problems of public transport:

“They will focus on four areas: reducing transport journey time, optimising public transport services, reducing and reclaiming road spaces, as well as improving the accuracy of measuring bulk excavations of soil.”

However, members of the public are worried that the Singapore government is fishing for ideas and plagiarise them as they did in several other government tenders.

In Oct 2017, the LTA called for a tender to design miniaturised figures of trains and stole the design from an artist whose tender bid was rejected.