With the recent outcry of Singaporeans on the high cost of owning a car in this Little-Red-Dot on the map called, Our Home (A very expensive home). LTA has decided to distract our attention from the prices of cars to... the price of ERP! We are proud to announce to you that going through the ERP gantry will now cost $6! Price of your lunch of Hokkien Mee and Ice Ka-Chang as quoted by 98.7FM Muttons.
We at BikingSingapore have the perfect solution of skipping the pricey ERP and that's with our Cycle-To-Work Services. Be it rental or pick-up services, this is definitely a cheaper alternative than hearing the Beep on your cash card reader every morning.
See below the article from Today news:
SINGAPORE — The Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates will be adjusted at three locations from Monday, Aug 5, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced today (July 29).
The changes come after the LTA’s completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on ERP-priced roads and expressways. The rates for the other gantries will remain unchanged.
The rates below are for passenger cars.
ERP rates at the four gantries on the southbound CTE after Braddell Road, and the slip road from the PIE into the southbound CTE, are going up in two half-hour slots. Motorists passing through these four gantries will now pay S$1 between 7am and 7.30am — there was no charge in this half-hour block previously — and S$5 between 7.30am and 8am, up from S$4 previously.
NORTHBOUND CTE BEFORE PIE
The rates at the gantry on the northbound CTE will rise from S$0.50 to S$1 between 5.30pm and 6pm, and from S$1 to S$2 between 6pm and 6.30pm.
ECP (FORT ROAD)
The gantry on the westbound ECP into the city, just past Fort Road, and the gantry on the KPE slip road into the ECP will rise from S$5 to S$6 for the half-hour between 8.30am and 9am.
Original Article at: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/erp-rates-adjusted-3-locations
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