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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that the suspension of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) will continue until 28 June 2020.
In a press release announced earlier today, 31 May 2020, LTA also said it would resume the ERP review process from 2 June, as the country looks to exit the Circuit Breaker in different Phases. The review process has been suspended since the start of the Circuit Breaker on 7 April 2020.
“As Singapore gradually reopens its economy from 2 June 2020, traffic volume is expected to increase as more people return to their workplaces and schools,” said LTA in their press release.
“In line with ERP’s purpose as a congestion management tool, LTA will resume the ERP review process from 2 June 2020 and monitor traffic speeds and congestion levels.”
The agency added that the outcome of the first ERP rate review will only be announced in the fourth week of June 2020.
If there are changes to ERP rates, it will only take effect from 29 June 2020, said LTA.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic occurred, ERP rate reviews were adjusted quarterly. However, with the ever-changing situation, LTA will shorten the frequency of the review to once every four weeks in order to be “more responsive to changes in traffic conditions and manage congestion more effectively”.
LTA will only resume the quarterly ERP rate reviews at an appropriate juncture. Until then, the review frequency will be adjusted depending on the ground situation.
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