[SINGAPORE] Companies will get government funding to encourage staff to travel on public transport during off-peak periods as well as opt for alternative travel modes like cycling and walking in a bid to cut demand for peak-hour travel.
Initially, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will partner companies based near MRT stations with a staff strength of more than 200 employees. These Travel Smart Network companies will be offered three new initiatives.
The first is a Travel Smart Grant of up to S$160,000 annually for three years to co-fund the cost of initiatives which companies put in place to support the adoption of flexi-travel arrangements by their employees.
These include arrangements that give employees the flexibility to travel to work earlier or later after the morning peak period, use more sustainable modes of transport like cycling, or reduce the need to travel by working away from the office.