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Title: SINGAPORE RIVER TAXI SERVICE: CAN IT BE AN ALTERNATIVE MODE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Authors: NG MONG SENG ROLAND
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: NG MONG SENG ROLAND (2003). SINGAPORE RIVER TAXI SERVICE: CAN IT BE AN ALTERNATIVE MODE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The idea of the river service was first mooted when the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) planned to revitalize Singapore River following the celebration of the success of the river clean up by the Ministry of Environment Clean Rivers Commemoration in September 1987. The introduction of the river taxi was envisaged to help lessen the overloaded pressure on land transport (both public and private vehicles) within the city area. As the river taxi is a new transportation mode, city commuters are new to this form of public transport. This dissertation aims to examine the profile and travel pattern of the users of river taxi, as well as the opinion of the non-users. This study will focus on both the users and non-users of the river taxi service. It was found that for the users, 88% of the users did not travel regularly on river taxi as compared to only 11.7% of the users who have used the service more than once a month. This implied that the river service was not popular among the users and many of them did not consider it as another form of public transport As for non-users, 31% of the non-users would consider changing their regular travel mode of transport to river taxi only if the fare of the river taxi was lowered. 11% would do that if the frequency was high and convenient boarding point for them. Even though river taxi has been implemented as another mode of public transport option for the public to choose, findings have shown that it was not well known to many people and the system was not fully developed yet. A lot of works have to be done and might take years for the whole system to be fully developed as an alternative mode of public transport.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/213334
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