Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Price increase and vouchers

My comment: Increase price then give vouchers. This seem to be the expected mode of operation. It is better to keep cost low, so that everyone can afford it.

It is costly and wasteful to set up the system and manpower to distribute the vouchers.


Public transport fare hike: S$9 million in vouchers to support 300,000 needy households

The lower-income households will get Public Transport Vouchers worth S$30 each, which can be used to purchase or top up fare cards or buy monthly concession passes, said the Ministry of Transport and People’s Association. This is the largest such exercise to date since 2010, and needy households can apply for the vouchers at community centres and clubs from Nov 12 this year to Oct 31 next year.

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