Land Transport Authority
Formed in 1995, by merging four public sector entities to streamline its operation and regulatory works, Land Transport Authority (LTA) is responsible for planning, operating, maintaining and regulating the whole of Singapore’s land transport infrastructure and systems. Its vision is to create a people-centred land transport system with the mission to connect people and places, and enhancing travel experience.
One of the main thrusts of our transport strategies is to make public transport a choice mode, or a viable alternative to the car. We aim to provide a quality public transport system to support the growth of travel demand in future. This includes expanding our rail network, improving the quality of bus services and making sure that the whole system is well-integrated, while ensuring that the system is financially sustainable.
Another strategy is to optimise our road network through the use of policies and technology. Apart from increasing the capacity of the road network, we have put in place vehicle ownership policies to keep the car population at levels supportable by road infrastructure development, and have introduced congestion charging to better manage congestion along the heavy corridors. We also leverage technology to enhance the efficiency of road operations, optimise our road capacity and provide information on road conditions to drivers.
Thirdly, we seek to provide for the diverse needs of our society and contribute to a quality, liveable environment. This includes implementing initiatives that will provide better access for various diverse groups such as the elderly, mobility challenged and families with young children.
Please visit www.lta.gov.sg for more information.