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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan to Parliamentary Question on Approval to Operate Commercial Shared PMD Services

08 Jul 2019 In Parliament

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong asked the Minister for Transport

a.     whether any company has been approved to operate commercial shared PMD services on public footpaths and public parks;

b.     if so, when did this take place and which companies have been awarded;

c.     if not, when are approvals expected; and

d.     whether an update can be provided on the latest conditions and restrictions which have been imposed or which the LTA intends to impose in respect of the operation of commercial shared PMD services by proposed operators. 

Reply by Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan:

1.     The award of PMD-sharing licences has been deferred to later this year as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) requires more time to review the imposition of additional requirements on licensees to ensure the safety of users and the general public.

2.     The requirements being considered include requiring shared PMDs to be certified to the UL2272 standard to ensure fire safety, and to be insured against third-party claims on bodily injury or death. LTA will also start conservatively, restricting sandbox licensees to small fleet sizes over a 1-year sandbox period.