Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A waste of money

Ang Mo Kio, Sembawang and Orchard Road are involed a trial to provide bus commuters with real-time arrival data. About 30 bus stops, 17 in the Orchard area, 5 in Ang Mo Kio and 4 in Sembawang will have the real-time data. The data will show the date, time, bus service number, and the predicted arrival time of the next two buses and any disruptions, such as heavy traffic or a road accident.

Is this really needed? This is a waste of money. I mean you wait for 30 mins, 45 mins max for a bus in Singapore. In other countries, including the U.K, you could wait for over an hour for a bus and no one there even think of wasting money on a stupid board to show the time. Besides, when you go on the MRT how many of you exactly take a look at the those board that show the train's arrival time? How about using the money on things that are truly needed, like giving more to help the needy in Singapore? Now that is NOT a waste of money!

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