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ERP rates up by a dollar at three locations from next Monday, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – From next week (Aug 5), the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) rates at three locations will go up by $1, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (July 29). The move follows the LTA’s quarterly review of traffic conditions on roads and expressways. Rates will be adjusted in an effort to achieve an optimal speed range of 45kmh to 65kmh on expressways here. On the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards Tuas, after North Buona Vista Road, the ERP charge will be $3 between 6pm and 6.30pm, up from…

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Images of ‘new’ ERP readers do not show actual units to be used; details yet to be finalised: LTA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – You may have seen some of them on online forums or shared on websites – photos purportedly showing the new Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) readers to be introduced next year. These images are not actual depictions of the new on-board unit (OBU), for the next generation ERP, slated to be rolled out progressively from next year, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has clarified. In a Monday (June 17) Facebook post, LTA said it was aware of photos of the supposed next generation OBU circulating online. “We are still…

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ERP 2.0 will use satellites to suck money out of your CashCard by the kilometre, Digital, Singapore News

Another year, another new acronym: get ready for a new ERP system that will require replacing in-vehicle units (IUs) with on-board units (OBUs). Starting in 2020, the LTA has finally announced that we’ll be blessed with free replacement OBUs at inspection centres and selected vehicle workshops. Trials began in March 2018 and will continue through the year. A screenshot of the prototype system posted to MyCarForum Not only will the new system run on satellites, but the island-wide gantry system that we know and love will eventually be taken down.…

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New ERP rates for June 2019 – plus, the top 3 most expensive gantries to avoid!, Lifestyle, Singapore News

I have a love-hate relationship with the electronic road pricing (ERP) system in Singapore. On one hand, I understand its purpose in easing rush hour traffic jams. On the other… I really, really hate paying for it. So much so my husband likes to tell people that when he hears the IU beep, it’s like listening to the sound of (my) heart breaking. For the $0.50 kind – never mind, sua. But during super peak hours, some ERPs (for cars) can be as expensive as $6, which drives me nuts!…

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Lower or no ERP charges at 9 locations for June school holidays, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges will come down – some to zero – at nine locations from Saturday (June 1) for the June school holidays. There will be no ERP charges for motorists at these locations: The south-bound Central Expressway (CTE) before Braddell Road between 7am and 7.30am; Along Bendeemer Road and Woodsville Tunnel, where there are two gantries, between 7.30am and 9.30am; Kallang Road between 8.30am and 9am; The East Coast Parkway (ECP) towards the city and the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway onto the ECP from 8am to…

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ERP charge to go up by $1 at two gantries from May 6, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Car drivers will have to pay $1 more at two Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries during their morning commute from next Monday (May 6). Those heading for the city on the Central Expressway (CTE) will have to pay $2, up from $1, at the gantry before Braddell Road between 8.30am and 9am. As for those using the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), their ERP charge on the stretch after Defu Flyover will increase from $3 to $4 between 8am and 9am. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced these changes…

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Internet thanks Jovina Choi after 3 ERP gantries switched off, Singapore News

Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges at three locations will be removed next Monday (Feb 18), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced. If the internet’s theories were to be believed, we all have viral Go-Jek passenger Jovina Choi to thank. In case you haven’t read the news over the past two weeks, Choi and her driver Kamaruzzaman Abdul Latiff’s filmed conversation on Jan 29 took over the web for days. She had raged at him for incurring ERP charges during the journey, eventually escalating to accusations of kidnap and racism.…

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Passenger accuses Go-Jek driver of kidnapping her after she refuses to pay for ERP, Singapore News

A woman was caught on video kicking up a fuss and accusing a private hire driver of “kidnapping” her and “holding her hostage” while he was driving her to a police station because she refused to pay for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges. Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the video uploaded by Go-Jek driver Kamaruzzaman Bin Abdul Latiff on Go-Jek Singapore Community’s Facebook page which has since garnered over 28,000 shares. Kamaruzzaman told Stomp the incident happened on Tuesday (Jan 29). He had picked the woman up at Bishan at…

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No ERP charges in several areas across Singapore until end of December, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Motorists travelling in several parts of the country will not have to pay Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) charges until the end of the year at specific times. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Nov 12) that the changes in ERP rates will take place from Saturday, as a result of its review of rates for the December school holidays. There will be no ERP charge on the westbound Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) before Eunos Link, Dunearn Road, Kallang Road, Kallang Bahru and Geylang Bahru and Upper Bukit…

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Merc, Audi and Honda drive against traffic at Prinsep St to ‘dodge ERP’ along Bencoolen St, Singapore News

Three cars, a Mercedes-Benz, an Audi, and a Honda, were video on camera driving against traffic at Prinsep Street — all in the space of 25 seconds. The video was posted by Facebook user Mk Tëź on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook page. According to the timestamp on the footage, this happened on Oct 9 at about 6.53pm. He believes that the three drivers turned left at Prinsep Street and went against traffic in order to avoid the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry located along Bencoolen Street towards Middle Road. Well done to…

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