The transport sector is the third largest consumer of energy, after industry and building sectors, and it accounts for about 13 per cent of national energy consumption. 50 per cent of the fine particles in the air (specifically PM2.5, or fine particulate matter that is 2.5 micrometers in diameter or smaller) are also contributed by the transport sector.
Therefore, we need to ensure that our transport system is able to meet two important objectives in the future - lower environmental footprint and more convenient travel. We have to achieve these goals without incurring disproportionately high costs for our people.
|Under the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint, we have set out to achieve a cleaner, greener and more convenient transport system by 2030 in the following ways:
- Enhancing public transport to meet the commuting needs of a growing economy and population;
- Improving resource efficiency by reducing fuel consumption and adopting fuel efficient technologies; and
- Achieving cleaner transport through cleaner diesel vehicles and cleaner forms of commuting.