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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    If this is their solution.... then, I think anyone of us can be a Minister.... just Pay.....
    You bet. Even ah beng also can. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    Recent projects always seems to be more on profit and loss for them...

    By freeing up the land at the ECP, they can sell to the MBS.... or anyone and make more money... So they think they can recover the money...

    My concern is part of the MCE is under water..... will it leak???
    Heard of Murphy's law. LOL
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    An earlier version of the law, as stated by Alfred Holt....
    "It is found that anything that can go wrong AT SEA generally will go wrong sooner or later"
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    I find it rather surprising. Before forking out 4.3B$.. can't they run a computer simulation first?
    Wasting taxpayer $$
    4.3B is over budget oredi. U still want to run simulation??? Better spend it on Committee of Inquiries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post

    My concern is part of the MCE is under water..... will it leak???
    Don't worry, we have budget for another COI for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    I find it rather surprising. Before forking out 4.3B$.. can't they run a computer simulation first?
    Wasting taxpayer $$
    Actually... not everything needed simulation. A little bit of common sense and an overview of the entire situation (traffic) + some planning will tell us that the entire project is going to hit a bottleneck in which the cars will jam the whole area. It seemed that those doing the planning... either didn't care, or don't drive or lack of vision or simply design it that way so as to put a gantry there to charge $$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Actually... not everything needed simulation. A little bit of common sense and an overview of the entire situation (traffic) + some planning will tell us that the entire project is going to hit a bottleneck in which the cars will jam the whole area. It seemed that those doing the planning... either didn't care, or don't drive or lack of vision or simply design it that way so as to put a gantry there to charge $$.
    True, but you'll need the report generated from simulation to justify certain changes or design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    You bet. Even ah beng also can. LOL
    Riot only ban alcohol and ban buses going to LI.
    Why we need talent?
    Yes, we need more people who will:
    1. Ask the right questions
    2. Be more consultative, including thoughts on whether they sound logical
    3. Come up with creative, non-standard replies everytime
    4. Have the motivation to always do better
    5. Do something for everyone and make them happy
    6. Work towards the resurrection of Steve Jobs so that the world can be a better place
    7. Are careful about definitions, e.g. "reverent"

    I do know one talent who fits the bill of all the above.. Unfortunately he is too busy chit-chatting and has not stepped up to the task to make Singapore a better place for you and for me and the entire human race..

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    Heard got one guy complained he was jammed for 2 hours in MCE…

    Give me idea.

    Just decided to open a few stalls around the exit area and inside MCE….. i will be selling drinks, crackers and even pop corns to the victims who where caught in the jams.

    During peak periods, i will be charging extra $1 so that the flow will be smoother for my stalls, if it doesn't help. i will charge higher.

    I will be a billionaire soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Yes, we need more people who will:
    1. Ask the right questions
    2. Be more consultative, including thoughts on whether they sound logical
    3. Come up with creative, non-standard replies everytime
    4. Have the motivation to always do better
    5. Do something for everyone and make them happy
    6. Work towards the resurrection of Steve Jobs so that the world can be a better place
    7. Are careful about definitions, e.g. "reverent"

    I do know one talent who fits the bill of all the above.. Unfortunately he is too busy chit-chatting and has not stepped up to the task to make Singapore a better place for you and for me and the entire human race..
    You are not referring to ME?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fotoudavid View Post
    Heard got one guy complained he was jammed for 2 hours in MCE…

    Give me idea.

    Just decided to open a few stalls around the exit area and inside MCE….. i will be selling drinks, crackers and even pop corns to the victims who where caught in the jams.

    During peak periods, i will be charging extra $1 so that the flow will be smoother for my stalls, if it doesn't help. i will charge higher.

    I will be a billionaire soon.
    I will be selling stall permit application service.
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    It's only the first few days. There will be many curious people trying out the expressway. Of course it will be more congested that usual. There are also motorists who do not really know the direction yet and will slow down. Once they slow down, the traffic behind will slow down too, hence causing a jam. Just give it a few days, I'm sure it will not be that jialat anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
    I think he should be a taxi passenger, and decided to cut his loss and walking will be cheaper?

    CNA report a passenger with a $74 taxi fare....
    Scary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post

    Scary
    And then the guy got slammed everywhere because you finally realize that his "story" doesn't match the details on the receipt

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    The (distance covered) in taxi receipt may be wrong.

    But the bill and timing tallies. He paid $44.55 for meter fare (excluding other nonsensical add-ons). Say, he traveled short distance before being caught in jam. e.g. $4.55 worth.
    Say he paid $40 to sit in jam. Taxi meter is calibrated to skip 20 cents every 25 seconds when taxi is stationary in a traffic jam.

    $40x100=4,000 cents
    4000/20 = 200 taxi fare skip segments
    200 x 25 seconds = 5000 seconds = 83.33 minutes

    That is about 1 hour 23 minutes or 83 minutes waiting in jam. Which is within overall trip time of 101 minutes.

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    AFAIK, the meter is calibrated so the distance is right. Else, he would be paying way more if the distance was shorter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    AFAIK, the meter is calibrated so the distance is right. Else, he would be paying way more if the distance was shorter.
    You mean the taxi driver got lost and drove him around and around at "Marina Circular Expressway" for 2 hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I do know one talent who fits the bill of all the above.. Unfortunately he is too busy chit-chatting and has not stepped up to the task to make Singapore a better place for you and for me and the entire human race..
    Nightmare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    "The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said traffic was smooth-flowing within the MCE tunnel."

    "The Marina Coastal Expressway is the widest highway in Singapore with five lanes in each direction.
    It also has the smoothest road surface, the only public road which surpasses this standard is the Marina Bay Formula One Circuit."

    - http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...as/936926.html

    This has to be the most perfect piece of engineering in sg. Nothing can go wrong.
    Engineering might be perfect.... execution? ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post

    Actually... not everything needed simulation. A little bit of common sense and an overview of the entire situation (traffic) + some planning will tell us that the entire project is going to hit a bottleneck in which the cars will jam the whole area. It seemed that those doing the planning... either didn't care, or don't drive or lack of vision or simply design it that way so as to put a gantry there to charge $$.
    Commner have common sense. Maybe.... they sre elites...... not so common..... lol..
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