Oral Reply by Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Amy Khor to Parliamentary Question on Installation of On-Board Units for Point-to-Point Vehicles
07 Feb 2024In Parliament
Ms Yeo Wan Ling asked the Minister for Transport in view of the upcoming rollout of ERP 2.0, whether there are considerations to compensate point-to-point drivers on the downtime that is required for installing the new on-board units in their vehicles.
Reply by Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Amy Khor:
1. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been engaging taxi operators and the National Taxi Association on plans for the installation of the new On-Board Unit (OBU) in taxis. All taxi operators have agreed to compensate taxi drivers for the downtime incurred during the installation of the new OBU.
2. Private Hire Cars, which are either leased from car rental companies or owned by drivers themselves, will be scheduled for the OBU installation later. LTA will engage the relevant stakeholders closer to the scheduled period.