Electronic Road Pricing (ERP)
What is ERP in Singapore?
Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) is an electronic system of road pricing. This road pricing system is based on a pay-as-you-use principle. It is designed to be a fair system as motorists are charged when they use the road during peak hours.
Singapore´s Land Transport Authority (LTA) reviews the traffic conditions on the expressways and roads, where the ERP system is in operation, quarterly and for the June and December school holidays. After the review, the ERP rates would then be adjusted where necessary to minimise congestion on the roads. ERP has been effective in maintaining a speed range of 45 to 65 km / h for expressways and 20 to 30 km / h for major roads.
How the ERP works?
It uses a dedicated short-range radio communication system to deduct ERP charges from CashCards.These are inserted in the In-vehicle Units (IUs) of vehicles before each journey. Each time they pass through a gantry when the system is in operation, charges are deducted.
Location of ERP Gantries
- East Coast Parkway (ECP)
- Central Expressway (CTE)
- Pan Island Expressway (PIE)
- Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE)
- Central Business District (CBD)
- Outer Ring Road area (ORR)
- Dunearn Road (DR)
Normal Operating Hours: 7:30 am to 9:30 am
Price per Car: Between S$0.50 to S$3.00 depending of location of Gantry. Most will cost $0.50 between 7:30am and 8:00am. The most expensive is S$3.00 between 8:35am and 8:55am at CTE after Braddell Road, Serangoon Road and Balestier slip Road Gantry. Price for motorcycle is somewhat cheaper. Buses and heavy vehicle could be as high as S$6.00 per beep during peak time. Like everything else on earth, the price slowly creeps up with each passing years.