Bright signs get to seat of problem
BRIGHTER, bolder designs for reserved seats in trains will hopefully prompt more commuters to give up their seats to those who need it more.
This, at least, is what the Land Transport Authority (LTA) hopes to achieve with its new reserved-seat designs for the Downtown Line (DTL).
Apart from the designs, LTA is also testing out new queue lines and ambient music.
All three ideas came from a study of over 1,000 commuters conducted between February and July last year.
The LTA asked the commuters to vote for their favourite seat design by SMS or Facebook and received 2,168 votes during the six-week voting period.
Four designs will be used.
Based on a February straw poll, eight in 10 commuters felt that the new designs would be effective in reminding commuters to give up their seats.
All current DTL trains will sport the designs by the end of next month. They will also be used on all subsequent DTL trains.