People always tend to grumble about their city’s public transportation system. This made us curious, how do transportation systems compare? And how well is Singapore’s system actually performing? To find out, we analysed publicly available data with the goal of getting a better picture of how Singapore compares to other major cities around the world.

Singaporeans Wait Less Than Other Commuters

Nothing makes passengers more upset than having to wait a long time for their train or bus. Thankfully for Singaporeans, the average wait time of 12 minutes in Singapore is shorter than most other major cities. Additionally, fewer travellers in Singapore have very long waits, with just 11% of these individuals having to wait 20 minutes or more. This contrasts starkly with American cities, where long waits are common. For example, 38% of individuals in Los Angeles and 24% of those in Boston wait more than 20 minutes