Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Singapore MP advocates free public transport

More carrots needed to go green: "Dr Teo also had a radical idea: providing free public transport to wean Singaporeans off car use. He suggested, for example, that free bus services linking town centres, schools or shopping malls in housing estates could be provided by the state.

'This will encourage more people to use public transport... thus reducing our carbon footprints,' he said, adding that such options are used in major cities to reduce traffic congestion and pollution."