So, after businesses, taxi companies and the public screamed bloody murder, the Land Transport Authority had to adjust the new rule that said taxis could only to drop or pick up passengers at taxi stands in the CBD.
Now taxis can use side roads where buses don't ply.
But of course, it's not that the Land Transport Authority screwed up by not thinking through the impact before implementing the half-baked idea, but that they were flexible and consultative by "tweaking" the rule.
The news report called it "LTA Fine-tuning".
I think most people would call it "LTA tries to fix f**k-up". But you can't print swear words in a family paper.
From the newspaper report:
Asked if LTA should have anticipated the problem, Transport Minister Raymond Jim said, "We need to look at this issue in context. LTA's principal consideration in imposing this rule is safety, and this remains a key concern."
That totally answered the question, Minister.