I refer to the chartering of trains to national stadium.
I seriously think LTA and the MEDIA blow the issue out of proportion.
I didn't know we can chartered trains too, then.
But once I know it can be done, and there is no disruption to an essential public service, I agree with the media it is a no big deal and LTA probably over-reacted.
Then, I remembered the comments and views from straits times and Today, etc, mostly critical of LTA.
Hey, LTA just louder than it should, it is the regulator, what is the big deal again.
It made wonder if the writers to the media are alumni of the 2 schools. Is miscommunication or lack of between SMRT and LTA such a big deal to have days of reporting.
The core reason for such a situation I believe is: the desire for a punching bag everyone can identify.
Elite schools, elite acts? Great punching bag 1
Profit driven public transport operator? Great punching bag 2
Regulator caught sleeping or afraid of public sentiments? Great punching bag 3
All three punching bags together? Great! So easy to get everyone worked up and make the national news papers.
Pity the sports!