The mission of LTA is to provide an efficient, cost-effective and people-centred land transport system for different

needs and its vision is a people-centred land transport system. The three objectives of LTA are:  To deliver a land transport network that is integrated, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable to meet the nation's needs.  To plan, develop and manage Singapore's land transport system to support a quality environment while making optimal use of our transport measures and safeguarding the wellbeing of the travelling public.  To develop and implement policies to encourage commuters to choose the most appropriate transportation mode.  

LTA took on the role of central bus network planner which is from 2009 to 2011 in order to shift the focus of placing the commuter at the centre and taking a holistic approach in planning the bus network, taking into consideration development in the Rapid Transit System (RTS) network and other transport infrastructure.

In addition, to further improve the reliability and speed of bus services, buses will be given greater priority on the roads over other vehicles. This will help to shorten bus journey time and make them a more viable competitor to cars.

The transport system must be accessible to all and LTA aims to achieve greater ownership of transport issues at the community level. Ensuring physical accessibility for all, including the elderly and the less mobile is one such goal.

LTA adopts international best practices in improving the accessibility of the public transport network, roads and commuter facilities. To ensure the barrier-free initiatives are sustainable and well-tailored to the needs of users, LTA works closely with relevant organizations such as the Handicaps Welfare Association and the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped to identify the barrier-free road facilities required.

In addition, LTA is looking to facilitate cycling by providing more and better bicycle parking facilities around MRT stations and bus interchanges from 2009. It will leverage on National Parks Board (NParks) nationwide network of Park connectors to provide cyclists with enhanced connectivity to transport nodes such as bus interchanges and MRT stations.

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