8/25/2014

SMRT traffic lights – What a bright idea!


‘SMRT will be throwing money at another ‘solution’ with the installation of “traffic lights” inside an MRT station. (even if they are outside, it still doesn’t make sense) link The reason to cow pei cow bu again is because the SMRT did not consult the public and stupid ideas will eventually translate into fare hikes for me.
What the lights mean for ordinary Singaporean commuters:
 

$MRT: Green (platform not crowded)
 

Commuter: Is this supposed to make my day?
 

$MRT: Amber (platform slightly crowded)
 

Commuter: Pointless to tell me this as I will still have to take the train. Am I expected to be happier knowing this in advance?
 

$MRT: Red (platform crowded, expect to wait longer. Consider taking the train at a later time)
 

Commuter: You stupid or what? Why don’t you inform all our employers that we will be late for work, admit it’s your bloody fault so they will not tell us to be at the station earlier in future? Even if it means waiting for 10 trains, do we have any choice when taking a taxi will cost tens of dollars? Don’t assume we always have a choice.
 

$MRT: Flashing Red (seek alternative transport and refer to station announcements for updates)….’
The above is part of an article posted by Phillip Ang and appearing in TRS. Though Phillip Ang did not quite agree with SMRT throwing money away for such a ‘silly idea’ and with the commuters likely to pay for it later, I think it is really innovative. I really like the Red light explanation.
 

I would even suggest having electronic boards indicating how many empty seats are available and in the cabins of the next train, like electronic car park signs. Information could also be available on the noise level of the cabins, the temperature and whatever that one desires as well. Oh, this one very important, how many reserves seats is available and in which cabin.
 

We are now in an electronic age and technology is good. So let’s put technology to good use. I am going to sell a satellite global positioning system for the rich so that the owners would not be lost in their homes. They will know exactly where they are inside their palatial houses, or how to find the nearest toilet.
 

Come to think of it this gadget can also be installed in MRT stations so that commuters would not be lost in the station. I am still looking forward to enjoy my 5 seconds of busking in the station but so far don’t have any luck. It is something I am looking forward to.
 

Please give more feedbacks to SMRT to improve their services with more suggestions. Oh, with the Ebola or future disease epidemic, another traffic light sign to indicate the risk level of infection will be good, to make the commuters feel safe while travelling in the trains.

Kopi Level - Green

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rb: // I would even suggest having electronic boards indicating how many empty seats are available and in the cabins of the next train, like electronic car park signs. //


Ha ha ha

Rb, the $$$ might be better spent putting the sensor in Parliament so when no quorum, "TRAFFIC LIGHT " is RED.

When borderline, amber.

Putting technology to good use. No "accidental " passing of Bills without quorum!

Anonymous said...

I think this traffic idea is best for the Singapore parliament.
- put detector under every chair in parliament.
- when the minimum quorum is reached, a green light will come on.
- telling everybody there is sufficient MPs in parliament and they can now vote.
- PAP's Speaker Halimah can now save time and no need to count how many PAP MPs are absent.

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck's idea was that?

What the hell is it supposed to do?

As if this little rock is not complicated enough with confusing taxi rules, convulted election laws etc

What will they think of next?

Anonymous said...

It is clear this PAP government is running on auto-pilot.
The traffic lights only serve to highlight the problem of an MRT system that was not designed for 6.9 million (or even present day 5 million people).
What is the roadmap for fixing up MRT?

Matilah_Singapura said...

@ not understanding the situation RB:

>> SMRT did not consult the public

They don't have to. SMRT is a publicly listed company -- it answers to shareholders. Anyway consulting the public about business opertions is about *the worst* thing you can do if you're running an enterprise because your average Jo & Jane Blo doesn't know shit about the actual running of an enterprise, as they are mostly entitlement-minded, lazy, over-valued wage earners who think the world owes them a living.

Sure, consult the public in areas of products, services and customer service.

This is, IMO an extravagant unnecessary purchase/ implementation. However, every company has the RIGHT to lose money on stupid mistakes.

Nevermind who suggested it, who the fuck APPROVED such an idiotic idea?!?

Anonymous said...

The person who introduced this traffic lights system in MRT stations must have been a nutter. And the person who approved the implementation must have his head examined. Must have been two of the elites who had nothing much to do. Whatever will they come up with next?

Anonymous said...

Who is the supplier of the traffic lights?
Is it another $2 company?

Anonymous said...

SINKIELAND' s paper 1 to 3 generals in getting better.

Confirmed "ONE SHOT ONE KILL "!

"ONE SHOT " confirmed "KILLED" Sinkies confidence?

ALL HOPE LOST?

Next time the other "famous" 2 star kee chiu in charge SINKIELAND think Sinkies all kee siao?

Dunno what "other traffic light type " ideas will be implemented for other aspects of sinkies lives?

Mb show casinos full house put "traffic lights "?

Geylang all the lorongs also put traffic lights?

How about put traffic lights to regulate lunch time crowd in all food courts, MBFC, Raffles Place etc?

Anonymous said...

Since they are unable to prevent frequent breakdowns, they are introducing dumb ideas in the hope that this will distract from the main issue.

VTO

Anonymous said...

That is all the Army boys can think of. Maybe they are from the Signal Division. Is there any use? I say NO.

Anonymous said...

Traffic lights in MRT station? Whatever next!!!!
I think they have all gone insane. Nothing else better they can think of? If this what these million dollar salaried people can come up with? I say they are too overpaid and if this is the best they can do, then God help us. We are doomed. Do they not discuss such ideas before they put the plan into action? Does some bright spark wakes up in the morning and over his roti and kaya draws up this plan and when he gets to his office starts employing contractors and suppliers for such idiotic plans? I wonder whose bright idea this was and who was the greater fool who approved it? I wonder if we will ever know.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Now we can see how creative Singaporeans are, I mean Singaporeans in this blog. I particularly like the traffic in Parliament. No one can be caught sleeping again.

And traffic lights in food court is also very practical. But add the indicator on which table got empty seats. That would be nice.

Then Sinkies can walk around like robotic machines taking queues from machine and signboards. No need to see, no need to think. Just react to signal stimuli. Very efficient and very effective and very easy to manage and control. Ya?

Anonymous said...

// SMRT traffic lights – What a bright idea //



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Anonymous said...

I believe the 60% daft will still follow the factuous.

Anonymous said...

"SMRT"

Oso stands for

" SINKIELAND MOST RIDICULOUS TRANSIT"?

Matilah_Singapura said...

@RB:

»» Sinkies can walk around like robotic machines taking queues from machine and signboards. No need to see, no need to think. Just react to signal stimuli. Very efficient and very effective and very easy to manage and control. Ya? ««

Yes, that is the way the world is ordered. Some people need to be "guided" like herding farm animals, and others have the wherewithal to be free, autonomous, and occasionally dangerous.

Some lead, others can only follow...because if they lead or attempt freedom, they will fuck themselves (and others) up.

Please lah, not everyone is equal.

Anonymous said...

Redbean,

let me see. I will not be surprised that PAP clowns will announce that the mrt crowding issue has been resolved because the public has been warned ahead if the mrt is crowded or not !

I remember some shitty-approved online news use a clown to say that inflation is not a problem because the public is informed of coming inflation already.

Anonymous said...


hope that they will not next
erect ERP beside these traffic
lights.......

once red light, you may have to pay ERP first to get entry into the station.......

cheers.....

Anonymous said...

Wat the fuck.... kpkb again

U realee daft... such innovative n out of the box solutions n yet u beseng beseng

Ungrateful stinkaponang, no wonder papigs need to encourage massive inflow of ft

Vote papigs... it's the koret choice

b said...

Pls investigate the company providing the traffic lights - Is it a $2 company? Is it related to some ministers in anyway? I smell a rat nearby.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:14, I share the same thinking as you. Such a great idea that fools would oso cannot miss.

Next good idea, all public toilets must instal traffic lights to tell me inside on people or empty. Amber means coming out.

Anonymous said...

If we really want to alert people of an overcrowded MRT station
- use the radio
- one dedicated station
- updated announcement every 5 minutes during peak hours
- commuters can check before they leave their flat

Same idea for traffic jams.
- no need the present EMAS electronic signboard system
- just use a dedicated radio station

For real-time alerts on incompetent governments;
- just vote in more Opposition MPs.
- or read this blog

Anonymous said...

In everything they are going to give you signals first or tell us first so we cannot suka suka complain.

The already told us cannot expect no floods. The also told us not to expect no MRT breakdowns. These two problems no longer problems for the government anymore.

This MRT signaling idea is to let us know we cannot complain about crowded trains after the great idea is put into effect. Why? Because the red light shows the train is crowded and it is your business if you still want to board.

With such brilliant ideas, Singapore will soon run out of problems to solve.

The said...

/// - put detector under every chair in parliament.
- when the minimum quorum is reached, a green light will come on. ///

And when they fart, the red light will come on.

Anonymous said...

/// - put detector under every chair in parliament.
- when the minimum quorum is reached, a green light will come on. ///

And when they LIE, the red light will come on.

Anonymous said...

//// SMRT traffic lights – What a bright idea!! ////



Yes!

For now, it is fortunate no PAPER general has thought of MRT "COE II" next!

"CERTIFICATE OF EAZYLINKCARD"!

With 6.9m or 10m commuters, "COE II" price may easily exceeds the price of the original "COE" price hands down?

Anonymous said...

Singapore is getting too expensive . Must leave soon.

Anonymous said...

Expensive only for the ordinary people. There are people who will still cheap, cheap, cheap.

Anonymous said...

Please be informed that there will be ups and downs in life. Also to err is human and no one is infallible.
Please do not blame anyone for any mistake and blunder. Be they convict or ruler.
You are warned and You are informed, so beware.

Anonymous said...

9.58 pm knn who is this person giving out warning?

Anonymous said...

All are born to naturally know that all make mistakes, ie to err.
Warned or not,
You should know and therefore cannot claim ignorance.
Anyway, ignorance is no excuse in Law.

Anonymous said...

10.19 pm wtf are u talking about? Knn go jerk off somewhere else lar

Anonymous said...

@ 9.58 // Please be informed that there will be ups and downs in life. //


4 years old also know. Saying the obvious. What are you trying to say? Heard about 脱裤子放屁?

Anonymous said...

9.58 pm // Also to err is human and no one is infallible. //


Oh you are just aware you are human and all human will die eventually? You still can repent now and redeem yourself for about 2 more years before it is too late!

Anonymous said...

9.58Pm // Please do not blame anyone for any mistake and blunder. Be they convict or ruler.//


Really? Then why did people have to go jail for sex corruption while in official duty? So who is the anyone? The crooks in Geylang? Society cannot apprehend them if they peddle drugs? Are you implying that?

Anonymous said...

IBs bor std?

Time to also mass import 3rd world FTs to replace them?

Sinkieland need cheaper, better, faster, got std IBs?

Anonymous said...

9.58Pm. // Please be informed that there will be ups and downs in life. Also to err is human and no one is infallible. //

// You are warned and You are informed, so beware.//


Ha ha ha

Your first two statements and last statement CONTRADICTS each other. Even your 3rd and 4th sentence.

Just a short and simple 5 sentence comment contains such GROSS CONTRADICTION?

What are you trying to preach?

Heard about 矛盾?

Or was it "野蛮" which rb recently term it?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Now who is saying that it is a mistake? If it is a mistake, do you think they will do it?

More traffic lights will be installed in more stations. Only idiots will keep repeating a mistake. But talents will only do what is right.

Where got mistake? Boh mah.

Anonymous said...

Where got 矛盾 and 野蛮??.
Every Statement is a statement of fact.
If one is charged for mistake, it is because the accused has acted in a 野蛮 manner and got to be treatef in a equally 野蛮 way to effect correction.

Logical?

What says Matilah Singapura? We need a
fair man to adjudicate.

Anonymous said...

FACTS:

Got 矛(spear) must have 盾(shield) to counter.

Wild(野) must be balanced by 蛮(uncivilised/unreasonable).

Chinese call it 以毒攻毒 meaning using toxin to neutralize poison.

Anonymous said...

There are sound reasoning in '以毒攻毒.
In politics, revolution invariably is the only course to resort to for deposing tyranny and despotism. It is downright impossible to reason and negotiate with tyrant and dictator.
Although it is wisest to avoid violence and all sensible folks know it. War and uprising are the only ways to counter abuses of tyranny and exploitation. This phenomenon is repeated throughout history and it will never end so long mankinds exist.