New Advisory Panel Set Up to Recommend How Land Transport System Can Be More Family-Friendly
As announced earlier by Senior Minister of State for Transport, Dr Lam Pin Min, an advisory panel chaired by Mr Richard Magnus, Chairman of the Public Transport Council, and Mr Sitoh Yih Pin, the Government Parliamentary Chairperson for Transport, has been set up on 30 June 2017 to consult stakeholders and look into how our land transport system can be made more family-friendly.
2. The Family-Friendly Land Transport Advisory Panel (the “Panel”), including the two
co-chairmen, comprises eight representatives from key stakeholder groups such as academia, grassroots, parents with young children, senior citizens and people with special needs, to provide a diversity of views and recommendations on how our land transport system can be made more family-friendly. The panel will be supported by the Land Transport Authority and the Public Transport Council. (Please refer to the Annex for list of Panel members)
3. The Panel will consult stakeholders and commuter groups such as parents with young
children, senior citizens, academia and the public transport operators to better understand the needs of different types of family units and gather recommendations on how to improve the transport system. As part of the consultation exercise, the Panel will carry out a series of focus group discussions between July and September, and an online survey with REACH in August this year.
4. The Panel’s report is expected to be ready by the second quarter of 2018, and the
findings from the Panel will be submitted to Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min for consideration. Accepted recommendations will then be incorporated into the next Land Transport Master Plan1 in 2018.
5. “The Family-Friendly Transport Advisory Panel is well-represented by individuals
from diverse backgrounds and professional experiences. This allows us to objectively weigh the considerations of various commuters and provide practical recommendations on how transport can be made more family-friendly. I look forward to working together with them towards a family-friendly land transport system, one that we can be proud of, and one that meets the needs of all Singaporeans,” said Mr Richard Magnus.
6. “The Family-Friendly Transport Advisory Panel members bring with them experience
and knowledge from the various segments they represent. I am confident they will bring out innovative ideas to improve our transport sector, and create better journeys for families,” said Mr Sitoh Yih Pin.
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