Saturday, July 4, 2009
We have to develop the concept of local transport in a town. A town could be Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Bedok or Tampines.
The local transport can be a bus or taxi service. As it serves only a specific town, the licensing requirement should be simplified (as compared to a service that serves the whole country.
For example, we can allow unemployed people to use their cars to provide transport in a town. They can charge $2 per trip and take in a few passengers. They can also operate a small bus that can take more passengers. They have flexibility to pick up or bring passengers to their doorsteps, or nearby.
This will create jobs and provide a useful service for other people who are already employed.
Tan Kin Lian