Semi-Politics: A Broken Bureaucracy.
This is symptomatic of a government that would not listen or try to fix that which is not broken, or simply one that is so far removed from daily life that they cannot even understand what the problem is.
[Thanks, but sorry, it just doesn't work...] is an ST Forum article that shows just how incompetent the LTA has recently become. First, a long time ago, when people were trying to convince them the North-East corridor had become congested and bad, they had to be ultimately convinced by making the Minister for Transportation actually take the bus along that route at rush hour. Now, they are convinced that forcing taxis to stop at designated stands in the Central Business District is a good idea.