Motoring magazine oneshift.com has a nifty ERP/GoogleMaps mash-up which should prove useful for people who need to know where the gantries are before driving out.
Check it out and get angry.
When I read the headline, I thought, “oh no, they’re gonna use the ERP method of reducing consumption”, and then I read on and found out they’re using the lucky draw method instead.
Much better than my parents’ day when they used coin-operated heaters in their flat in Australia when they were students. No more coins, no more heat, and then they walked ten miles to uni.
Five more ERP gantries go up this morning on Upper Bukit Timah Road, Upper Boon Keng Road, Geylang Bahru, Toa Payoh and Kallang Bahru, and motorists will be cheerfully counting how much money they spend as they commute to work.
Buoyed by the success of it’s ERP gantry planting scheme, the LTA has teamed up with STB to unveil this year’s Orchard Road Christmas decorations. The LTA believes that this year’s decorations, when combined with LTA’s scientifically formulated electronic schemes will also have the benefit of reducing traffic during peak Christmas shopping hours this year.
Said LTA spokesman, Mr Loh Lee Chia, “It’s a wonder why we didn’t think of this earlier. Not only will everyone benefit at Christmas, motorists will even be able to sing ‘Jingle Bells’ to the beat of their IU unit beeping under every gantry-decoration”.