Mr Chew Men Leong assumes the role of Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore from October 2014. Under his leadership, a number of major projects were launched such as the first bus service operator tender under the new Government Contracting Model, opening of Marina South MRT station, Smart Mobility 2030 on ITS strategic plan for Singapore, new initiatives on autonomous vehicles and e-mobility, just to name a few.
Prior to LTA, Mr Chew helmed the Public Utilities Board (PUB) since 2011. As the Chief Executive, he was responsible for ensuring an adequate and sustainable water supply, as well as efficient water reclamation and drainage systems for the population of Singapore. He was also the Executive Director of the Environment and Water Industry Programme Office (EWI), an inter-agency outfit that spearheads the growth of the environment and water sector in Singapore.
Before 2011. Mr Chew served 25 years in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). He was the Chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) from 31 August 2007 to 29 March 2011. As the Chief of Navy, he played an instrumental role in operationalising key aspects of the RSN's 3rd Generation, transforming its force structure, capability development plans and its people development framework.
Singapore's 2013 Land Transport Master Plan sets out its vision for land transport in the next 20 years. The plan is to continue to work towards the shared vision of a "People-Centred Land Transport System". It's renewed focus is on Enhancing Commuters' Travel Experience. The presentation will highlight three key aspects most important in making travel experience better with an update on the progress.
• More Connections -The MRT network will be doubled to connect to more people and places where they work, live, study and play. There will also be more connections to the MRT network by bus, walkways and cycle paths.
• Better Service - More trains and buses will be added to the system to improve the reliability, comfort and reduce the waiting time. There will be more bus services. It will also be easier to catch a taxi due to new regulations that require more taxis to be on the roads.
• Inclusive Community - The transport system will be built and run with the well-being of the diverse community at heart. Public transport will be accessible to all. Measures will be taken to ensure the transport network is sustainable with limited impact on the environment.