Turn SMRT into a National Service
The General has been appointed as the CEO. He is bringing in more soldiers to help him run the business. Drivers, logistics, transportations are all key elements in a big armed force like the SAF. The trained manpower and their expertise are relevant and very important both in war and in peace. It is time to nationalise bus companies as part of the SAF logistic arm. One good thing for sure will not happen. No strikes. The next big thing is that the running cost will be down, with NSmen as drivers and guards, yes the installation will be well guarded, no more vandalism.
The introduction of army discipline will do well for the transport services, with healthy and fit NSmen, young and vibrant and following orders, the buses will be running like clockwork. No need to recruit foreigners. No need to have union and unionist problems. All disciplinary problems just leave it to the RSM.
Routine orders, stand by bed, daily inspection, fitness exercises, cleanly pressed uniforms, a perfectly discipline workforce. What can be better? No need to please shareholders, no need to pay exorbitant management pay and director fees, which means, yes, lower fare. This is like a wet dream.
Commuters can look forward to lower fare and stable fair, no regular fare hikes. And the management do not have to worry about the profits to pay the shareholders.
Another big plus, with the experience in driving through the city, they will be an asset in FIBUA, knowing every nooks and corners and negotiating all the difficult turns through ground knowledge.
What do you think?