JOHOR-SINGAPORE TRANSPORTATION NEWS

Sameride App helps commuters to carpool on-demand including Johor-Singapore route. The media reports below outline major developments and events regarding commute between Johor (Malaysia) and Singapore

Johor folk abuzz over talk of third Singapore link

Johor Bahru, Malaysia | by The Star/Asia News Network | November 27, 2019

For commuters, the possibility of having a third bridge linking Malaysia and Singapore will be good news as the congestion along the two land links worsens. Presently, more than 367,000 people use the two Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complexes (CIQ) daily, with 254,000 people using the Johor Bahru side while the rest opt for the Second Link.

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Singapore-JB RTS link agreement signing delayed again as Malaysia now wants an LRT system instead

Singapore | by Business Insider Singapore | November 5, 2019

Malaysia may have finally given its word to go ahead with the Singapore – Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS), but it seems commuters will still have to wait for an indefinite amount of time before it becomes reality.

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Mahathir Mohamad gives green light to Malaysia-Singapore metro link

Johor Bahru, Malaysia | by The South China Morning Post | October 31, 2019

The 4.2 km Rapid Transit System (RTS) will connect Johor Bahru, the capital of the southern Malaysian state of Johor, with Singapore’s Woodlands district. It will link to the Lion City’s extensive metro network.

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Asian metropolises top list of world’s greenest commuter cities

Singapore | by Reuters | October 16, 2019

Singapore is a third in the list of world’s greenest commuter cities. This is driven by a low level of solo drivers and a high usages of sustainable transport options such as carpools and public transit in Singapore and some other Asian cities.

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Singapore Works: Guardians of Woodlands Checkpoint

Singapore | by The Straits Times | November 1, 2019

Every day, more than 280,000 commuters pass through immigration at Woodlands – one of two land checkpoints in Singapore – making it one of the busiest land checkpoints in the world.

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Clearing the Causeway: Johor pledges smoother journey by any means necessary

Johor Bahru, Malaysia | by CNA (Channel NewsAsia) | June 9, 2018

The new state government will explore short-term solutions such as travellators to long-term ones like a rapid train — alongside an “ultimate goal” for Malaysians to work in their own country rather than Singapore. Whether by carpool, foot, public transport or personal vehicle, hundreds of thousands of Malaysian commuters endure a daily journey between Johor and Singapore.

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More Malaysians in Singapore car-pooling home for Chinese New Year

Singapore | by The Star/Asia News Network | December 19, 2017

More Malaysians working in Singapore have made car-pooling arrangements for the Chinese New Year exodus back to their hometowns because of the eye-popping bus and air ticket prices. Reports highlights that tickets from Singapore to Malaysian towns and cities were priced too high.

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Singapore commuters fueling growth in Malaysia’s Johor

Johor Bahru, Malaysia | by The Nikkei Asian Review | October 18, 2017

During morning rush hour, long lines of cars and motorbikes in this southern state snake toward the Johor Strait, where they can cross into Singapore. In the evening, when workers make their way back to Malaysia, a major bottleneck forms in Singapore.

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How feasible is it to move to Johor Baru and drive back and forth for work and school?

Johor Bahru, Malaysia | by The Straits Times | May 28, 2016

According to a 2014 estimate by the Johor-Singapore Community Care Association, about 5,000 Singaporean families have set up home across the Causeway. The articles shares experience of commuters between Johor and Singapore. Going by these examples, it would seem that Singaporeans living in Johor Baru have to put up with commutes of more than two hours regularly if not daily. The return trip takes about an hour on average. So they can end up spending three hours on the road a day. Those who have chosen to live in Johor say it is par for the course, though.

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Malaysia-Singapore commute a daily grind

Johor Bahru, Malaysia | by The Nikkei Asian Review | March 12, 2015

Strong bilateral relations between Malaysia and Singapore have not reached their borders. At the Johor-Singapore Causeway and Second Link, which connect the two countries by land, delays in border crossings due to poor traffic management and rising toll fees are sticky issues for both sides.

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