Bye bye ERP on Saturdays?

and good riddance too, if the three PAP MPs’ concerted effort to move the Ministry of Transport into high gear on getting rid of the wacky Electronic Road Pricing charges on Saturday is successful.

Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo’s explanation of the rationale for introducing Saturday charges failed to placate the MPs and really Ms Teo, they don’t placate your voters either — not that I voted in the last General Election since my home is in the Tanjong Pagar GRC 🙄

Neither did her repeated emphasis that the implementation of ERP charges is not static, and that the Government will continue to ‘fine-tune (the charges) from time to time’.

Frankly I wonder if Ms Teo has ever driven in the city area on a Saturday when ERP is on, to be able to say what she said with a straight face on Parliament on Tuesday, Nov 22?

Let me show her what’s real on the ground with links to my various encounters with ERP on Saturday.

https://singaporegirl.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/wake-up-erp-spores-in-deep-recession/

https://singaporegirl.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/wacky-erp-charges-my-point-exactly/

https://singaporegirl.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/make-erp-charges-an-election-issue/

https://singaporegirl.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/erp-is-an-election-issue/

https://singaporegirl.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/mr-lui-tuck-yew-erp-next-and/

Thank you Messrs Liang Eng Hua, Lim Biow Chuan and Seah Kian Peng for putting pressure on your MOS. Here’s to your anticipated success in making Ms Teo take the road she’s probably not travelled on 😆

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