New advisory panel formed for developing family friendly public transport

To make public transport more family-friendly in Singapore, a new advisory panel has been formed which will make recommendations.

A new advisory panel has been formed in Singapore  which will give recommendations for developing family-friendly public transport.
A new advisory panel has been formed in Singapore which will give recommendations for developing family-friendly public transport. Photo courtesy: mot.gov.sg

Making this announcement today on a Facebook post, Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport said, “A family-friendly public transport system lies at the heart of a family-friendly nation. My aspiration is that families who now own cars because they need to ferry their children or their elderly parents, will not need to do so anymore in the future.” 

He also said, “Richard Magnus, Chairman of the Public Transport Council and Sitoh Yih Pin, Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport, have agreed to co-chair a new advisory panel to make recommendations on how we can make our transport system more family-friendly.”

"The panel will comprise representatives from diverse backgrounds, and they will also consult widely,” he added.

Making a statement today, Sitoh said, “We are encouraged by the formation of this panel, as it will allow us to take a deeper look at how we can create a transport system that is more inclusive for all commuters.”

The co-chairs were working closely together to set up the panel and would be “happy to share more in due course”, he added. 

Richard Magnus, said “The panel will allow authorities to pay closer attention to the needs of our commuters, especially parents who travel with young children or elderly dependents.”

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